BACB ANNUAL DATA REPORTS

2018 Annual Data Report

 
 
BCBA
BCaBA
RBT*
Number of Candidates Tested
 
 
 
 
 
First Time
6,123
1,253
22,858
 
Retakes
4,454
751
4,010
 
Total
10,577
2,004
26,868
Percentage of Candidates Passing
 
 
 
 
 
First Time
65%
62%
85%
 
Retakes
28%
32%
51%
 
 
 
 
 
Number of Individuals Newly Certified
 
5,255
1,009
27,579
Overall Number of Certificants (end of 2018)
 
32,008
3,437
51,507

2017 Annual Data Report

 
 
BCBA
BCaBA
RBT
Number of Candidates Tested
 
 
 
 
 
First Time
4,785
1,012
20,445
 
Retakes
3,297
493
3,208
 
Total
8,082
1,505
23,653
Percentage of Candidates Passing
 
 
 
 
 
First Time
65%
65%
86%
 
Retakes
31%
35%
49%
 
 
 
 
 
Number of Individuals Newly Certified
 
4,154
832
19,185
Overall Number of Certificants (end of 2017)
 
26,879
2,838
34,120

2016 Annual Data Report

 
 
BCBA
BCaBA
RBT
Number of Candidates Tested
 
 
 
 
 
First Time
4,096
812
9,420
 
Retakes
3,251
341
956
 
Total
7,347
1,153
10,376
Percentage of Candidates Passing
 
 
 
 
 
First Time
66%
65%
88%
 
Retakes
28%
37%
51%
 
 
 
 
 
Number of Individuals Newly Certified
 
3,617
664
10,639**
Overall Number of Certificants (end of 2016)
 
22,891
2,601
25,853

*Due to anomalous RBT-related activity in one geographic region, its testing data have been removed from this column. The RBT data for all regions are as follows for first-time test takers: # tested = 32,630, pass rate = 72%; and for retakes: # tested = 14,326, pass rate = 28%.
**Some RBTs who were certified in January 2016 qualified for the credential in December 2015 prior to the enactment of the written examination requirement. Thus, this number is higher than the number of candidates who tested in 2016.