Learn More About Completing the Competency Assessment to Become an RBT
We are currently unable to assist RBT Candidates with the competency assessment. Please check out the RBT Competency Assessment offered by the Autism Therapy Career College.
The competency assessment can take anywhere from 1 1/2-3 hours or longer depending on your personal understanding of the topics in the assessment. Visit the BACB website and download the most current version of the initial competency assessment. This allows you to ensure you understand the material in the assessment. Prior to completing the assessment, ask questions and research terms you’re unfamiliar with.
The cost of the assessment varies depending on the organization you work with. At the Autism Therapy Career College they offer an RBT Competency Assessment package for $549 which includes everything you need, as well as unlimited time to complete the assessment.
It’s not a matter of if you will pass the assessment, but a matter of how long it will take you to master the material. Although you must demonstrate each skill on the assessment, the BCBA will help you sufficiently understand the material to reach competency and demonstrate the skill.
Although many employers will higher potential RBTs and provide the training and supervision they need to pass the exam, there may be strings attached. If the cost of completing the assessment on your own is unmanageable, search for an employer that offers this. Having your RBT certification prior to seeking employment gives you a leg up on your competition and puts you at the front of the line.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will complete the competency assessment with you.
Most of the time the assessment can be completed online through an online meeting platform.
The assessment consists of 20 items that must be demonstrated to competency. Although some of the skills can be demonstrated through role play and interview, many of the items must be demonstrated with a client (an adult or child). You must receive written approval from the parent, guardian or individual to have the client participate in the session.