Now that you’ve finished your 40 hours of training, it’s time for your behavior technician exam. Congratulations!
You’ve made it this far, and now it’s time to showcase your knowledge.
As you may know, there’s actually two parts to obtaining your Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification: Passing an RBT exam and an RBT Competency Assessment.
In this post, we’re just going to cover the exam portion.
To help you prepare as much as possible, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions about the behavior technician exam.
You’ll need to apply and wait for approval online through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Once approved, you’ll get an email with details on scheduling the exam at a Pearson Professional Center site.
The application fee is $50 and the exam appointment (paid to Pearson VUE) is $45. If you’re a MedCerts student, we cover the cost of your exam.
The exam has 75 multiple-choice questions with four possible answers. The exam questions are based on the RBT Task List. Additionally, exams typically have up to 10 unscored pilot items.
You will have 90 minutes to finish the exam.
Immediately after completion you will receive a pass or fail notification.
Yes, you can retake the exam within one week of your initial approval and after a score has completely processed. You don’t need to fill out a retake application. Expect an email notification that you can retake the exam about a week after the failed attempt.
You will receive a pass/fail report at the test center and a follow-up confirmation email from BACB of your passing status. Additionally, your name will appear in the RBT Registry a week after passing the test.
Yes, the BACB will review the disability and accommodation request. Note that after the request and appropriate documentation is received, the review process is finished within 10-14 days. Keep in mind you may be asked to provide additional documentation during the review.
Feel free to reach out and request more information on our website or give us a call! We’d love to answer your questions about the Behavior Technician Exam!
If you are a military spouse or your training is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover all or some of your tuition.
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