98.5% Pass Rate & Testimonials
The TL5 (v9) version of the CBA Learning Modules Series is based on the BACB's 5th Edition Task List.
The course contains over 4,000 learning module questions, plus Unit Pre-/Post-Tests and a Mock Exam! Whether you are aspiring to pass the BCaBA or BCBA exam, or you're enrolled in a Verified Course Sequence (VCS), the CBA LMS by BDS is the training and exam prep resource for you! VIDEO 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 98.5% (i.e., 96%, 97%, 91%, and 98.5% 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; in the 2019 survey, 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. Our Methodology
We know from research that active responding makes for efficient learning. This is why the CBA Learning Module Series is primarily question-based, and most of the questions include:
four multiple choice options corrective feedback for each incorrect option a hint providing instructional content a text book reference for more information on that topic
Each learning module set consists of an acquisition module and a duplicate fluency module. The only difference between the two is that in the acquisition module the timer is set for 60 minutes (designed to be practiced at a leisurely pace) and in the fluency module the timer is set to between 2 to 8 minutes, depending on the number of questions in the module. The learner practices each until 100% correct is achieved. Upon completion of a fluency module, the learner is responding at a rate of about 4-5 correct questions/minute--fluent responding that fosters maintenance and application.
VIDEO Run Limits & Average Completion Time
There is a limit to the number of times that modules can be accessed. Although this limit is generous, please do not quit the module and forfeit the run. Each subscription provides 20 attempts to reach criterion (100% correct) and even more additional attempts for post-criterion practice. The number of additional attempts is dependent on the subscription duration purchased.
On average, the CBA Learning Module Series takes 80 hours to complete all of the learning modules to 100% correct, but there is a great deal of variability in these data. We recommend that learners begin preparing with the CBA Learning Module Series 6 months before the exam; although, we know that some people can complete the Series in much less time and even if they don't complete it, they are likely to get some benefit with minimal use. Longer subscriptions are available for additional practice and integration with coursework.
Assessments & Mock Exam
The CBA Learning Module Series TL5 (v9) includes both
Unit-Tests and Mock Exam assessments. The key differences are that Unit-Tests are designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of mastery over the Unit, including definitions, concepts, and applications; whereas the Mock Exam attempts to replicate the actual BCBA exam (which is mostly application questions) and to evaluate learner preparedness. The two types of assessments were developed independently and are designed to measure generalization of the skills taught in the learning modules. Money-Back Pass Guarantee
We offer a
money-back guarantee on the CBA Learning Module Series. That's right; if you complete all required learning modules sets to criterion (100% correct) within the 6 months preceding your exam and don't pass, you may request a full refund or a free extension; the choice is yours. Completion of the Unit-tests and Mock Exam assessments are not required for eligibility. Free extensions are available if at least 70% of the learning modules were completed to criterion within the same time frame. See the Pass Guarantee page for details on our Money-Back & Free Extension Policies. Writing Style Standards in BDS Courses
BDS follows the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for writing. The APA style guide helps authors produce clear and concise scholarly communication by establishing standards for various aspects of writing. It also provides guidance for the use of bias-free language in writing, encouraging authors to avoid perpetuating demeaning attitudes through the use of vocabulary and phrases that are affirming and inclusive. As part of our quality oversight strategy, BDS routinely reviews its material and makes on-going adjustments to reflect the APA style recommendations.
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CBA LMS TL5 (v9) Pricing * Subscription Options Standard Pricing Second Purchase Group / Course Recommendation Course Requirement 03 mo. 369 299 n/a n/a 06 mo. 399 349 364 338 12 mo. 479 429 444 398 24 mo. 549 499 514 498 36 mo. 649 599 614 598 48 mo. 749 699 714 698 Extension: monthly Extension: weekly 109 39 are only available for active or recently expired subscriptions (within 1 year). Short-term extensions Exam Failure: Free 60-day extension Free To qualify, complete at least 70% of the modules within 6 months proceeding the failed exam. Must be within 60 days of receiving results from BACB. See Pass Guarantee for details. *Pricing is in US currency and subject to change at any time. Returning Customers: If you have previously purchased a full length CBA Learning Module Series subscription at the standard price, please send an email to email@example.com if you do not see the 2nd purchase pricing upon logging in to your store account. We will activate the returning customer prices on your account. Upon purchasing, your subscription will be immediately activated for the duration selected; any existing performance data will not be cleared. To start the Series as a new user, please send us an email after making a purchase and request a subscription transfer to a new account at no additional cost. Course required pricing does not receive a 2nd purchase discount. Only one discount is approved per purchase. Note: You can't use your admin account to purchase 2nd purchase discount subscriptions for first time CBA LMS users. Ask your professor, agency, or group coordinator to send us a list of six or more individuals. Include first name, last name, and e-mail address. We will contact individuals on the list with purchase instructions. Group / Course Recommendation: Course Requirement: For students enrolled in a VCS program that requires the CBA Learning Module Series. Ask your professor to send us a syllabus indicating that the CBA Learning Module Series is a requirement for the course and a list of the students. Include first name, last name, and e-mail address. We will contact individuals on the list with purchase instructions. For more information about integrating the Series into a VCS program, please refer to the CBA Learning Module Series For Professors resource. Ready to get started? Click PRODUCT OPTIONS located at the top and bottom of this page, pick a subscription, then, add to cart! Special Offers for CBA LMS Customers! Over $1,000 of value: ALL INQUIRES: firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to Buy & Access Course SCROLL TO THE TOP OR BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND CLICK "PRODUCT OPTIONS" TO SELECT A SUBSCRIPTION AND ADD TO CART! Your course access actives immediately upon purchase! 1. Select a subscription period that will see you through to your estimated BCBA or BCaBA exam date.
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This version is designed for students enrolled in Verified Course Sequences aligned with the 5th Edition Task List or for learners taking the exam in 2022 and beyond.
For BCaBA Candidates: If you are preparing for the BCaBA exam, there are four topics not on the BCaBA Task List 5. We recommend that you do the module sets that correspond to these topics, but you may choose not to without voiding the pass guarantee. The BACB 5th edition task list is now in effect and ALL applicants will be tested based on the 5th. Although your coursework may be approved under the 4th edition task list, you will be tested on the 5th. The BACB provides the following information: FAQ 1. What is covered in the CBA Learning Module Series? 2. Should I Use? TL4 (v8) or TL5 (v9)? 3. Is the CBA Learning Module Series current? 4. Is there a free demo of the CBA Learning Module Series? 5. Is there any research to support that the CBA Learning Module Series actually improves exam scores? 6. Is the CBA Learning Module Series a practice test? 7. Won't I just be learning the answers to the questions and not learn the concepts? 8. Does the CBA Learning Module Series provide references to other materials? 9. How can I buy the CBA Learning Module Series? 10. When can I start using the CBA Learning Module Series after I purchase it? 11. Do you provide customer service and/or technical support? 12. May I share my Username and Password with a friend/co-worker who is also preparing to take the BCBA Exam? Answers
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 9 and it is based on the 5th edition Task List. The previous CBA v8 version was based on the 4th edition Task List.
Q2. Which version of the CBA Learning Module Series should I use? TL4 (v8) or TL5 (v9)?
A2. 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 in the event that you still have a subscription to TL4 (v8) of the CBA LMS.
Q3. Is the CBA Learning Module Series current?
A3. Tests administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board are based on the 5th edition Task List, which outlines the skills needed to pass the exam. Version 9 of the CBA Learning Module Series is based on the 5th edition Task List which can be downloaded at
Q4. Is there a free demo of the CBA Learning Module Series?
A4. Yes. Go to
fluency.bds.com using this link. This will give you free access to 12 of the ~400 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.bds.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
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.
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