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Are you on the path to becoming a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)? Achieving RBT certification is a pivotal step in your career, marking your dedication and expertise in applied behavior analysis (ABA). A key milestone in this journey is passing the RBT exam—a comprehensive assessment that validates your understanding and application of critical behavior analytic skills.

The RBT exam consists of 85 questions, 75 of which are scored and 10 ungraded. It is designed to test your knowledge across six essential content areas: Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, and Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. Given the exam’s broad scope, it’s crucial to approach your preparation with the right tools and strategies.

This is where RBT practice exams come into play, offering a mirror to the real test and enabling you to gauge your readiness effectively.

Last Update: May 16, 2024

1. 
The process of defining target behaviors using a precise definition is called:

2. 
Which is the best way to establish a good working relationship with a client's family?

3. 
What the learner does after receiving a discriminative stimulus is called a:

4. 
Jonah is a client who receives ABA intervention. His mother just informed the behavior technician that Jonah will be changing schools next week. Why is it important for the behavior technician to report this to the supervisor?

5. 
The y, or vertical, axis on a graph shows:

6. 
Which of the following reflects the BEST description of documentation within the role of the behavior technician?

7. 
Which of the following is an example of a 3-step direction?

8. 
The first step in echoic training is to:

9. 
Asking a learner to "give the one you write with" is an example of:

10. 
Which of the following can be done to try to elicit a request from a learner?

11. 
Undesirable behavior can be reduced by:

12. 
Which of the following best describes "match to sample"?

13. 
Leonard says, "Cookie," when he wants a cookie. This is an example of which verbal operant?

14. 
Which of the following data collection methods might be useful for determining how many times a learner says, "Oh no!"

15. 
Which of the following could ensure that an intervention involving the use of punishment is effective?

16. 
The purpose of prompting procedures written on a skill acquisition plan are:

17. 
Differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO) involves:

18. 
Data are plotted on line graphs according to:

19. 
Which of the following may need to be reported to the supervisor immediately?

20. 
Extinction works by:

21. 
Which of the following is an example of a dual relationship?

22. 
Which of the following is the best way to determine how to follow the child's lead during a naturalistic teaching session?

23. 
Teaching targets on the written skill acquisition plan:

24. 
If a behavior technician suspects abuse or neglect of a client, they should:

25. 
Which of the following is a behavior?

26. 
Describing behavioral function is an attempt to explain:

27. 
Your supervisor tells you to use a strategy you have no idea how to use. What is the best response to the request?

28. 
Which part of a discrete trial makes it more likely the learner will respond again?

29. 
Escape extinction works by:

30. 
Which of the following statements best reflects how often RBTs should communicate with their supervisor?

31. 
Which of the following is an example of a defective mand?

32. 
How does a motivating operation work to increase the effectiveness of mand training?

33. 
RBTs assist in delivering services under the direction and close supervision of:

34. 
Which of the following is an example of an issue related to boundaries of competence?

35. 
Why is it important to define a behavior in observable and measurable terms?

36. 
Which of the following is true regarding the role of the RBT in the behavior assessment process?

37. 
The purpose of preference assessment is to:

38. 
Prompting before a learner can select an incorrect response is called:

39. 
Which activity is appropriate for an RBT to engage in when data are being collected for the behavior intervention process?

40. 
What is interobserver agreement (IOA)?

41. 
The "behavioral" dimension of ABA refers to:

42. 
The "behavioral" dimension of ABA refers to:

43. 
Which of the following might be a conflict of interest when working with a client?

44. 
In which of the following scenarios does a behavior technician need to communicate to their supervisor as soon as possible?

45. 
In discrete trial instruction, a short instruction delivered to a learner is called:

46. 
Which of the following is the best method for ensuring confidentiality of written documentation of a session?

47. 
Which of the following is the best reason for conducting a reinforcer assessment before implementing a naturalistic intervention?

48. 
Differential reinforcement works by:

49. 
Why is it important for behaviors that are targeted for token reinforcement be clearly defined?

50. 
Type 1 punishment involves:

51. 
Behavioral shaping involves:

52. 
Which of the following could be a response that immediately follows a discriminative stimulus?

53. 
Which of the following statements made by an RBT to a parent shows that the RBT is practicing a "non-judgmental approach?"

54. 
Behavioral Skills Training (BST) involves 4 components as followed:

55. 
Which data recording method would be best used to measure the time between when a cue was delivered and a learner responded to the cue?

56. 
Susan's tantrums seemed to last longer with every passing day. Which data collection procedure would be the best to use to determine how long her tantrums last?

57. 
Punishment is the result of a stimulus following a behavior that serves to:

58. 
In a token reinforcement system, taking a token away from a client who tore up a piece of paper is an example of:

59. 
Discrete trial teaching differs from naturalistic teaching in that:

60. 
What does the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code of the BACB state about communication and interactions with clients and families?

61. 

62. 
What does the term "least intrusive" mean as it relates to behavior change plans?

63. 
Which of the following data recording procedures is best used for behaviors that have a clear ending and a clear beginning but do not occur throughout an interval, yet still occur at high rates?

64. 
Data are plotted on line graphs according to:

65. 
A most-to-least prompting sequence involves:

66. 
Reinforcing behaviors that are incompatible with hitting would fall under which component of a behavior intervention plan?

67. 
In ABA, which is the best reason why behaviors are targeted for increase?

68. 
Which of the following is not a way to mand for things?

69. 
Which of the following is an example of a paired stimulus preference assessment being implemented?

70. 
Jamaal is collecting data on Freddie's on-task behavior. He looks to see if Freddie is on-task for an entire 10-second interval. If he is, he marks yes. If Freddie looks around during the 10 seconds, he marks no. What type of data recording is Jamaal using?

71. 
Which of the following statements is most appropriate for an objective session note?

72. 
Which of the following is the best way to protect health information of a client when discussing the client's progress with colleagues?

73. 
A behavior technician is graphing data using a computer and spreadsheet program. Which is the best way to ensure that the information is kept private?

74. 
To achieve momentum during a discrete trial session, behavior technicians must:

75. 
Which of the following is an example of permanent product recording?

76. 
In a multiple stimulus with replacement preference assessment, the choice the learner makes on the initial trial is:

77. 
Which of the following is an example of overcorrection?

How to Use the RBT Practice Exam Effectively

Mastering the RBT practice exam is more than just a rehearsal—it’s a strategic tool that, when used correctly, can significantly enhance your readiness for the actual RBT exam. To leverage this resource most effectively, consider the following guidelines:

Integrating Practice Exams into Study Plans

  1. Start Early: Incorporate practice exams early in your study plan to identify your baseline knowledge and understand the exam’s format.
  2. Structured Approach: Break down your study sessions to focus on one of the six content areas at a time. After studying a section, take the relevant portion of a practice exam to assess your understanding.
  3. Balance Study and Practice: Alternate between focused study sessions and practice exams. This approach helps reinforce learning through application and identifies areas needing further review.

Analyzing Practice Exam Results

  1. Identify Weaknesses and Strengths: Carefully review your practice exam results to pinpoint areas where you excel and areas that require more attention. This targeted approach ensures efficient use of study time.
  2. Understand Why Answers are Correct or Incorrect: Don’t just focus on the score. Review explanations for both correct and incorrect answers to deepen your understanding of the concepts.
  3. Track Progress Over Time: Use the results of subsequent practice exams to track your improvement in different content areas. This tracking can motivate you and highlight the effectiveness of your study strategies.

Frequency and Timing of Practice Exam Sessions

  1. Regular Practice: Schedule regular practice exam sessions to maintain a steady rhythm of preparation and assessment. Initially, you might take a full practice exam once every two weeks, gradually increasing frequency as the actual exam date approaches.
  2. Last-Minute Reviews: In the final week before the exam, consider taking one last practice exam to confirm your readiness. Use this as an opportunity for a final review, but avoid cramming new information to prevent overload.

FAQs about the RBT Practice Exam

How many attempts am I allowed on the practice exam?
We understand the importance of repeated practice to solidify your understanding and test-taking skills. Therefore, we offer unlimited attempts for each practice exam.

This allows you to retake the tests as often as needed to feel confident and prepared for the actual RBT exam.

How similar is the practice exam to the actual RBT exam?
Our practice exams are meticulously designed to mirror the actual RBT exam in terms of format, question style, and content coverage.

While the specific questions on the actual exam will differ, our practice tests provide a realistic simulation of the exam experience, including the types of questions asked and the level of difficulty.

This ensures that you are testing your knowledge and familiarizing yourself with the exam format, reducing surprises on test day.

What should I do if I consistently score low on practice exams?
Low scores on practice exams indicate areas where further review and understanding are needed. It’s important to use these results as a guide to focus your study efforts more effectively.

We recommend reviewing the content areas where you scored lowest, using the detailed feedback provided to address gaps in your understanding.

Consider seeking additional resources or guidance on challenging topics, such as tutoring or study groups.

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