Introducing the 2025 BCBA and BCaBA Test Content Outlines

Inside the BACB: Episode 26

In this episode, join CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik as they discuss the newly developed BCBA and BCaBA test content outlines, which will replace the current BCBA and BCaBA task lists in 2025.

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Episode 26: Introducing the 2025 BCBA and BCaBA Test Content Outlines

In this episode, join CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik as they discuss the newly developed BCBA and BCaBA test content outlines, which will replace the current BCBA and BCaBA task lists in 2025.

Resources:

For a transcribed version of this episode, please watch the episode on our YouTube channel with closed captions.

Now Available: 2020 BCBA and BCaBA Examination Pass Rates for Verified Course Sequences

The BACB has compiled 2020 pass rates for first-time BCBA and BCaBA examination candidates in university training programs with ABAI Verified Course Sequences. The data are sorted alphabetically by university, by the percentage of passing candidates, and by the volume of candidates from a given program. Review the data now.

RBT Remote Testing Restrictions Beginning March 1, 2021

When in-person testing was restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BACB sought approval from its accrediting body to participate in an exception program that offered flexibility for RBT candidates by permitting remote testing, with the understanding that additional data collection and security measures would be required. Remote testing became available for the RBT certification program on April 15, 2020.

On March 1, 2021, in response to typical examination-security concerns associated with remote testing, the BACB will begin restricting remote testing in select geographic regions as needed. If remote testing does not appear as an option at the time of examination-appointment scheduling, it is due to these restrictions, and in-person testing will still be available.

To learn more about the RBT remote testing restrictions, please visit our BACB COVID-19 Updates web page.

RBT Remote Testing Restrictions

When in-person testing was restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BACB sought approval from its accrediting body to participate in an exception program that offered flexibility for RBT candidates by permitting remote testing, with the understanding that additional data collection and security measures would be required. Remote testing became available for the RBT certification program on April 15, 2020.

On March 1, 2021, in response to typical examination-security concerns associated with remote testing, the BACB began restricting remote testing in select geographic regions as needed. If remote testing does not appear as an option at the time of examination-appointment scheduling, it is due to these restrictions, and in-person testing will still be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote testing was approved in 2020 by the NCCA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining this examination-delivery method requires additional security measures, including restrictions when necessary, to meet the security requirements for the administration of high-stakes examinations.


The BACB continually monitors data from all of our examinations. When suspicious scores in any geographic region reach a particular threshold, we restrict access to remote testing in that region for an undetermined period of time to prevent lapses in examination security.


RBT candidates will be aware of the restriction at the time of scheduling their examination. If remote testing does not appear as an option at the time of examination-appointment scheduling, it is due to these restrictions, and in-person testing will still be available.


As an RBT Supervisor, you will need the help of the RBT candidates under your supervision to determine whether they are in a restricted area. Because restricted areas are updated regularly, the BACB is not able to provide additional information about geographic regions to supervisors or RBT candidates.

 

Episode 5: BCBA and BCaBA Applicants: The Transition to Continual Testing

Please note that the information in this podcast may be outdated.

In this episode of Inside the BACB, Dr. Molli Luke and Kyle Jordan join Dr. Melissa Nosik to discuss the BACB's transition to continual testing for BCBA and BCaBA certification examinations, and the availability of immediate examination results.

Resources:

For a transcribed version of this episode, please watch the episode on our YouTube channel with closed captions.

BACB Examination: Myths and Misconceptions

Inside the BACB: Episode 12

BACB Examination: Myths and MisconceptionsIn this episode of Inside the BACB, Director of Testing and Accreditation Kyle Jordan and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik do more than debunk common myths and misconceptions surrounding BACB examination development. Tune in to find out who writes examination questions, how success is measured, why the BACB doesn’t provide raw scores to those who pass the examination, and much more.

You can find all of the BACB’s videos on our YouTube channel.

BCBA and BCaBA Applicants: The Transition to Continual Testing

Inside the BACB: Episode 5

BCBA and BCaBA Applicants: The Transition to Continual TestingIn this episode of Inside the BACB, Dr. Molli Luke and Kyle Jordan join Dr. Melissa Nosik to discuss the BACB's transition to continual testing for BCBA and BCaBA certification examinations, and the availability of immediate examination results.

You can find all of the BACB’s videos on our YouTube channel.

Subject Matter Experts

Inside the BACB: Episode 2

Subject Matter ExpertsIn this episode of Inside the BACB, Kyle Jordan, the BACB's Director of Testing and Accreditation, joins Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik to discuss the role of subject matter experts at the BACB, including who they are, how they're selected, and what they do.

You can find all of the BACB’s videos on our YouTube channel.