98.5% Pass Rate Survey 2019

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.