BACB Certification Testing

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, government, and consumers of behavior analysis services.

The BACB’s mission is to develop, promote, and implement a national and international certification program for behavior analyst practitioners.

Available Test Centers

In order to view the available sites for your specific exam, please sign into your Pearson VUE account. As you proceed through the scheduling process you will be able to see the sites that are available to deliver your exam.


Both the BCBA and BCaBA examinations are offered in English, Spanish (modern), Italian, Hebrew, and Brazilian Portuguese. In addition to these languages, the BCaBA examination is offered in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). The newest exam, for the Registered Behavior Technician credential, is currently available in English only.

Candidates will be given the opportunity to select their language when making their exam appointment. Note that candidates taking translated examinations can access the English version of each question during the exam.

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

The tutorial presents information on many different kinds of CBT items, not all of which will appear on the BACB examinations. The BACB examinations will consist of basic multiple choice questions; however, some of these will require candidates to open an “exhibit” or “figure” by clicking on a button. We will not be using “hot spot” items or “drag and drop” items in the examinations. View the tutorial.

Certification Application

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Applied for your examination through BACB;
  2. Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination;
  3. Paid all application fees to BACB.

Please Note: You will need to pay an examination administration fee to Pearson VUE when scheduling your examination.


Effective November 1, 2016, candidates testing at Pearson Professional Centers will be required to store electronic devices, including cell phones inside a plastic bag, that will be sealed and stored in your locker along with any other personal belongings. All electronic devices that are small enough (smart watches, mobile phones, MP3 player, iTouch, iPod, etc.) must be placed in the bag. Bags will be provided by the testing center.

Last updated 2016-10-06