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Registered Behavior Technician Examination Update by BACB: In-Person Testing Only

Starting from September 1, 2023, there’s an important alteration in the way the RBT examination will be delivered. The new policy mandates that the RBT examination will solely be conducted at in-person test centers. This policy shift is driven by concerns related to the security and integrity of the examination process.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has decided to discontinue remote examination delivery after the specified date. This means that candidates will no longer have the option to take the RBT exam remotely, and instead, they must visit designated in-person test centers to complete their examination.

Geographic Restrictions on Remote Testing

While the BACB acknowledges the benefits of remote testing, it has decided to restrict this mode of examination delivery in certain geographic regions where security concerns are more pronounced. As of now, remote testing is restricted in select areas of the United States, with Florida being the notable example.

Consequences of Remote Testing in Restricted States

It’s crucial for candidates to adhere to the policy changes and geographic restrictions. Attempting to test remotely in states where remote testing is restricted, such as Florida, will lead to serious consequences. Specifically, the examination results of candidates who choose to test or try to test remotely in these restricted states will be invalidated. Furthermore, candidates may also be subjected to disciplinary action as a result of non-compliance with the new policy

Locating Your Nearest In-Person Test Center: Easy Steps

For your convenience, finding an authorized in-person test center near you is a breeze. Simply follow this link: In-Person Test Center Locator to identify the most suitable option for you.

Bottom Line: Stay Informed And Prepared

As the field of ABA continues to evolve, staying informed about policy changes is a key aspect of ensuring a smooth journey in your career. The BACB’s decision to discontinue remote RBT examination delivery in favor of in-person testing reflects the board’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of examination integrity and security.

If you are planning to take the RBT examination, be sure to stay updated with the latest policies and guidelines from the BACB to avoid any unintended consequences. Remember, adhering to these changes will not only ensure your examination results are valid but also contribute to the overall credibility and professionalism of the ABA community.

Thank you for choosing us as your source of information, and stay tuned for more updates on important changes and developments in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.


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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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