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  • How Do You Pass The BCBA Exam On Your First Try & What Are The Pass Rates?
    How Do You Pass The BCBA Exam On Your First Try & What Are The Pass Rates?

    Are you planning to take the BCBA exam? If so, you're probably feeling a bit anxious, but don't worry - you're not alone! The BCBA exam is tough as we know, according to 2021 stats from the BACB 60% of first time test-takers pass and only 28% of retest-takers pass. It's definitely possible to pass this exam the first time if you prepare properly; but in this blog post, we will discuss what content areas you should focus your studying on as well as providing tips and a study plan that will get you exam ready. Good luck!

    One of the most important things you can do to prepare for the BCBA exam is to become familiar with the content areas that will be tested. The BACB website provides a list of the knowledge and skills that are assessed on the exam. Make sure you understand what each of these content areas covers and spend some time studying them. In addition to content knowledge, the BCBA exam tests your ability to apply behavioral principles to real-world scenarios. To prepare for this, make sure you can identify and explain the key concepts from each of the core behavior analysis textbooks. AATBS now offers flashcards covering all the key concepts from the content areas to make identifying them in real-world scenarios a breeze.

    This content area breakdown pictured above is taken straight from the BACB

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  • Ben from Becoming a Therapist Vlogs His Experience Studying for the MFT Exam with AATBS
    Ben from Becoming a Therapist Vlogs His Experience Studying for the MFT Exam with AATBS

    Follow Ben on his exam prep journey and learn more about what AATBS has to offer


    Ben Behnen: Hey there, I'm Ben and I'm here to help aspiring therapist. And today I'm gonna be talking about the national exam for licensure specifically. I just started studying for the marriage and family therapy national exam. And so I'm gonna be doing these vlogs as a way to one. Show kind of the process of what it looks like to study for this test.

    And two to talk about tips, tricks, things, I'm finding helpful things that have been challenging. And three honestly, probably just to vent when things get tough. Um, cuz I imagine along the way, it's gonna get tough and I'm not gonna be motivated and I still gotta keep. But I also want to be as helpful to you as I can, whether you're already deep in the process of studying or you're just starting, or you're thinking about studying, um, you know, I want this to be helpful as either a guide or, um, a place of empathy and understanding along the way for you as well.

    So there's a lot of different material out there as far as what you can use to study, you know, there's books, there's groups, there's classes, there's online material. Um, or you

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  • How much does the NCE exam cost?
    How much does the NCE exam cost?

    f you are looking to become a licensed counselor, then you will need to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). This exam is required in most states in order to become a registered or licensed counselor. The NCE is a challenging test, but with enough preparation, you can achieve success! Wondering how much the NCE exam costs? The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) administers the 200-question multiple-choice exam. The NCE exam costs $275 USD.

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