BCBA Exam Prep

BCBA Exam Prep That Works. Guaranteed.

The BCBA exam is one of the most difficult certification exams in the mental health space.

Many candidates have to take the exam multiple times before they pass and the pass rate for repeat test takers is only 23%. That’s why AATBS offers a Prep Until You Pass Guarantee, so you can retake our course as many times as you need until you pass.

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Guaranteed Fresh Questions

All of our questions are regularly reviewed by Psychometricians for quality, difficulty, and discrimination using both Item Response Theory (IRT) and Classical Test Theory (CTT) paradigms. These analyses allow us to increase the quality of our questions to ensure that you get the best practice available.


BCBA Pass Guarantee

Our BCBA "Prep Until You Pass" Guarantee gives you confidence to study with AATBS. Follow our study plan and you will pass the exam.

Our BCBA Pass Guarantee is included with our Exam Prep Premium and Premium Pro Packages. Learn more about our BCBA pass guarantee.

AATBS is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Our programs and continuing education courses are designed to support the certification and development of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA).

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some helpful tips on how to study for the BCBA Exam. Take an assessment exam. Take an TL5 BCBA Assessment Exam to help you determine which areas you will want to focus more on during your study process. Taking an assessment exam will reveal valuable information regarding which content areas you are strongest and weakest in.

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The BCBA exam has 185 questions across all content areas of the most current task list. Each multiple choice question has 4 answer choices. Students have 4 hours to complete the examination. The BCBA certification examination is only available at authorized Pearson VUE testing sites worldwide. The examination is administered using a computer-based testing (CBT) format through Pearson VUE.

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BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst. A BCBA's main responsibility is to provide clinical services, consultation and supervision to individuals receiving Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA). A BCBA may work in a variety of different environments with a variety of different individuals.

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In order to register to take the BCBA exam, you must have a graduate-level degree in psychology, special education or another related field. In addition to a graduate degree, an individual must also complete their supervised fieldwork experience.

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If you want to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, there are several requirements you must complete before registering for the BCBA exam. First, you must have completed a graduate degree in psychology, special education or another related field. Additionally, you must complete one of two supervised fieldwork options.

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Are you ready to take the BCBA Exam? The steps are simple. Check out how to apply for the BCBA Exam below. Review the eligibility requirements before applying for the BCBA Exam. Register for a Pearson VUE account. Fill out your application form and submit it via email or fax. Schedule your exam date, time, and location with Pearson VUE.

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The BACB’s website outlines specifics about the exam process, including cost. An application fee of $245 (paid to the BACB), plus an examination appointment fee of $125 (paid to Pearson Vue) are required. Incomplete submissions will incur a $50 fee for the cost of additional processing. Insufficient Funds/Returned Check Fee will incur a $45 fee.

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About Our Practice Questions

Our Questions Are at the Heart of Our Learning Program:

Begin your study process with an assessment exam

Find your strengths and identify areas for improvement based on the questions you answer correctly and incorrectly.

Begin your study program with Study Mode

Questions are not just about practice: they're about learning.

With each question, you'll get a detailed rationale that will help you understand not only why the right answer is right, but also why the wrong answers are wrong. Rationales also provide test-taking steps that will help you select the best answer.

Our three-part explanations will help you both learn the content of the exam and also test-taking strategies to help you navigate each question.

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Test your knowledge of exam content with Test Mode

Test Mode simulates the exam and gives you an environment to practice your test-taking strategies.

Evaluate your scores to focus your attention and benchmark your progress.

Final Exam is your last step before exam day

Final Exam models the time, questions, and exam environment to simulate the actual certification exam. We recommend trying to replicate exam-day conditions to help you prepare for test day success.

At the end of our program you will be prepared not only for the content of the exam, but for the construct of the exam - and you will be ready to succeed on test day.


For more than 40 years, AATBS has been the leading provider of exam prep and continuing education for behavioral and mental health professionals, institutions, and organizations. We employ only licensed/certified health professionals to author our exam prep and continuing education content - and we pride ourselves in the quality, accuracy, and effectiveness of our products. At AATBS, your practice is our perfect.