Q1. What is covered in the CBA Learning Module Series?
A1. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) base their exams on Task Lists. The most current CBA Learning Module Series is version 8 and it is based on the 4th edition Task List. The previous CBA 7.1 version was based on the 3rd edition Task List. Download the current task list at the BACB site: http://bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/160101-BCBA-BCaBA-task-list-fourth-edition-english.pdf
Q2. Which version of the CBA Learning Module Series should I use? TL4 (v8) or TL5 (v9)?
A2. The BCBA exam has been based on the 4th edition Task List since February, 2015. Use the CBA Learning Module Series TL4 (v8) if you are taking the BCBA exam any time before January, 2022. The first exam of 2022 and beyond will be based on the 5th Edition Task List and you should use the CBA Learning Module Series TL5 (v9). You may request a version upgrade or downgrade for the remainder of your subscription time free of charge.
Q3. Is the CBA Learning Module Series current?
A3. Tests administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board are based on the 4th edition Task List, which outlines the skills needed to pass the exam. Version 8 of the CBA Learning Module Series is based on the 4th edition Task List which can be downloaded at http://bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/160101-BCBA-BCaBA-task-list-fourth-edition-english.pdf
Q4. Is there a free demo of the CBA Learning Module Series?
A4. Yes. Go to fluency.behaviordevelopmentsolutions.com and click on the "Try Now" button. This will give you free access to 12 of the 380 modules in the CBA Learning Module Series, as well as, a Strategies for Success module, and the Pre- and Post Test for Unit A - Measurement.
Q5. Is there any research to support that the CBA Learning Module Series actually improves exam scores?
A5. We conducted a survey of first-time BCBA exam takers who completed the CBA Learning Module Series and sat for the exam in 2019. The pass rate was 98.5%. All surveys we've conducted follow a similar methodology and have yielded a pass rate between 91% and 97% (i.e., 96%, 97%, 91%, and 97% in 2013, 2015, 2017/2018, and 2019, respectively).
The criterion for inclusion was completion of all the learning modules in the course to 100% correct; 68 individuals met this criterion. Using a combination of Momentive (formerly known as Survey Monkey) email surveys, phone calls, and mailed letters, 155 reported taking the BCBA exam for the first time in 2019; however, 87 of them did not complete the CBA LMS to 100% correct. Verification of reported exam passage was achieved for 97% of qualifying participants via the BACB's BCBA Certificant registry.
This study was conducted by Chris Perrin, Ph.D., BCBA-D.
Q6. Is the CBA Learning Module Series a practice test?
A6. No. Practice tests are designed primarily to evaluate. The CBA Learning Module Series is designed to teach. You actually learn new material. The Series is based on a precision teaching model--an empirically validated behavioral methodology. The focus is on a low error rate and developing fluent responding (accurate and fast). It is similar to an electronic version of flashcards, but with many advantages (e.g., hints, immediate feedback, timed exercises, review of missed items, automatic score calculation, progress log, etc.).
Q7. Won't I just be learning the answers to the questions and not learn the concepts?
A7. No. A variety of strategies are used to teach concepts. Some of these strategies are randomizing question order, randomizing the position of the options, making incorrect options almost correct, sampling the universe of dimensions that define a concept, etc.
Q8. Does the CBA Learning Module Series provide references to other materials?
A8. Yes. Hints that accompany items provide relevant references from popular behavior analysis texts. Many of the references are from the texts Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007) and Behavior Analysis for Lasting Change, 3rd edition (Mayer, Sulzar-Azaroff, & Wallace, 2015).
Q9. How can I buy the CBA Learning Module Series?
A9. Most people buy online with a credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). However, we also accept phone orders (toll free 866-8behave [866-823-4283] from 9 AM to 11 PM eastern time), and checks and purchase orders mailed to 28672 Derry Court Bonita Springs, FL 34135. We also accept purchase orders by fax (475-235-3169).
Q10. When can I start using the CBA Learning Module Series after I purchase it?
A10. Immediately after purchase, you could begin using the CBA Learning Module Series. You will login at fluency.behaviordevelopmentsolutions.com with the username and password you created on our store web site.
Q11. Do you provide customer service and/or technical support?
A11. Yes. We are available to take your calls and e-mails 7 days a week from 9 AM until 11 PM eastern time, excluding holidays. Please call toll free at 866-8behave (866-823-4283) or (203)-527-8531. If you are connected to an answering machine, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. For email assistance, contact us at email@example.com
Q12. May I share my Username and Password with a friend/co-worker who is also preparing to take the BCBA Exam?
A12. No. The purchase of a license entitles one person to access the CBA Learning Modules Series. If it becomes apparent that a license is being shared, that license will be disabled. You will be required to contact Behavior Development Solutions to re-instate your license. A fee may be charged at our discretion. The money-back guarantee and the free extension to the next exam period associated with this product will become invalid.