7 FAQs for RBTs Pursuing BCBA or BCaBA Certification

Nearly half of all recently certified BCBAs and BCaBAs were RBTs when they applied. What does that tell us? For many, becoming an RBT is the first step on a journey toward BCBA or BCaBA certification. Knowing this, we’d like to answer some frequently asked questions about accruing supervised fieldwork for BCBA or BCaBA certification … Continue reading “7 FAQs for RBTs Pursuing BCBA or BCaBA Certification”

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Review the for details on new RBT requirements and a new RBT examination that will launch in 2026. What is RBT Certification? The Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) certification is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior-analytic services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor and/or RBT … Continue reading “Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)”

Debunking Myths About BACB Examinations

Note: The information in this blog may be outdated. An effective RBT, BCaBA, or BCBA examination is: Reliable Valid Fair Confidential and proprietary Informed by the practice of behavior analysis All of the above Knowing the Terms To better understand how the BACB develops and maintains examinations, it’s helpful to know these terms: Criterion-Referenced: Criterion-referenced … Continue reading “Debunking Myths About BACB Examinations”

Tips for a Smooth RBT Certification Application

Note: The information in this blog may be outdated. Please see the 5 Must-Know RBT Application Tips blog post for up-to-date information. So, you’ve decided to take your career to the next level and pursue certification as a Registered Behavior Technician, or RBT. Congratulations! We’re rooting for your success, so we’ve put together some tips … Continue reading “Tips for a Smooth RBT Certification Application”

BCBA and BCaBA Exams: Immediate Results and Year-round Availability

Note: The information in this blog may be outdated. Convenience and immediate results: We seek both in virtually every aspect of our daily lives – from our food and entertainment to our transportation. Now you can expect these same qualities in your BCBA and BCaBA certification exams. Following extensive work to ensure that our systems … Continue reading “BCBA and BCaBA Exams: Immediate Results and Year-round Availability”


Once you meet all applicable eligibility requirements, submit a certification application, and receive an approved determination, you must take and pass a BACB certification examination. You will schedule and pay for this examination through your Pearson VUE account. BACB examinations are composed of multiple-choice questions. Each question has 4 possible answers and only 1 correct answer. … Continue reading “EXAMINATION INFORMATION”


The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1998 to meet professional certification needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior-analytic services. The BACB offers 3 certification programs: Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The RBT, BCaBA, and … Continue reading “BACB EXAMINATION VOLUNTEER INFORMATION”


In an effort to assist certificants in remaining up-to-date with BACB requirements, the following table summarizes recent and upcoming changes announced by the BACB in newsletters or other resources.