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.


The BACB examinations are offered in English, Spanish (modern), and Chinese (traditional). Candidates will be given the opportunity to select their language when making their exam appointment.

New Italian Exam

The BACB is offering an Italian version of the BCBA and BCaBA examinations during the last week of February in Rome, Italy at site 54739. If you would like to take the Italian version of the exam, please contact the BACB at to request an updated exam authorization BEFORE you make your examination appointment. Processing the updated authorization generally takes one business day.

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.

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.

Last updated 2014-12-23