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This is your chance to test your knowledge and prepare for the Registered Behavior Technician certification exam.
Dive into 35 practice questions, each with detailed explanations, covering key areas like Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Measurement, Documentation and Reporting, and Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. This is 7th Practice Exam in the series
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#1. Which of the following is true about a free operant preference assessment?

Free operant preference assessments involve observing choices in a naturalistic environment without prompting or manipulating options.

#2. Your BCBA provides your client’s caregiver with a questionnaire to fill out about the child’s behavior to get more information about what they’re seeing outside of therapy sessions. This type of tool falls under which category of assessments?

Indirect assessments gather information about behavior via interviews, questionnaires, or observations by others, as opposed to direct data collection during controlled settings.

#3. Which of the following describes a multiple stimulus with replacement (MSW) preference assessment?

MSW presents multiple options, allows interaction with a chosen option, then replaces it with new options for further choice, offering continuous choice opportunities.

#4. What is the purpose of a preference assessment?

Preference assessments help determine what items or activities motivate and reinforce an individual, which can be used in intervention planning.

#5. Your BCBA asks you to help him conduct a skill-based assessment (E.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS) with your shared client. Which of the following best describes how you would conduct the assessment?

Skill-based assessments typically involve observing the learner’s independent response to instructions or tasks, without prompting or interference, to assess their current skill level.

#6. You record data on your client’s hand flapping for 30 minutes and find they flap their hands 45 times. What type of measurement did you use?


  • Frequency: This refers to the number of times a behavior occurs within a specific period. In this case, you counted 45 hand flaps within 30 minutes.
  • Duration: This refers to the total length of time a behavior lasts. You don’t have information about the duration of individual hand flaps, just the total number of occurrences.
  • Interresponse time (IRT): This refers to the time between two consecutive instances of a behavior. You don’t have data on the time between individual hand flaps.
  • Rate: This is calculated by dividing the frequency by the time interval. While the information could be used to calculate rate (45 flaps / 30 minutes), the question directly asks for the type of measurement used to collect the data, which is frequency.

#7. You are conducting a verbal behavior assessment for your client with limited expressive language. The assessment tasks involve receptive identification and manding (requesting desired items). You notice the client frequently vocalizes but their vocalizations are not consistently associated with specific objects or actions. How would you adjust your assessment procedures to gain more accurate information about their abilities?

Since the vocalizations aren’t consistently associated with objects or actions, focusing on manding tasks provides a clearer picture of the client’s ability to use vocalizations to express their needs and wants. Prompts and reinforcement can encourage communication attempts and clarify the meaning of their vocalizations.

#8. Your client exhibits disruptive behaviors during group activities but engages appropriately in one-on-one interactions. To assess the potential role of social reinforcement in maintaining the disruptive behavior, you design a momentary time sampling observation with two conditions: baseline (group activities) and contingency management (group activities with rewards for appropriate behavior). How would you analyze the data to draw valid conclusions?

Simply comparing rates or frequencies may not fully explain the changes. Focusing on the specific triggers and consequences of the disruptive behavior in each condition allows you to determine if social reinforcement from peers is indeed maintaining the behavior and how the intervention (contingency management) may be impacting those contingencies.

#9. Behavioral contracting is most effective when:**

Behavioral contracting is a positive reinforcement technique where an individual and a helper (therapist, parent, teacher) agree on specific goals, desired behaviors, and corresponding rewards for achieving those goals. For this to be most effective, a few key elements are crucial:

  1. Clear Expectations and Consequences (CORRECT): Both parties need to understand exactly what behavior is expected and what the rewards or consequences will be. This clarity promotes understanding and motivates adherence.

  2. Frequent external monitoring can be helpful initially, but the goal is for the individual to develop self-monitoring skills over time. Overreliance on external reminders reduces ownership and long-term success.

  3. Limited self-awareness might necessitate more external support initially, but involving the individual in goal setting fosters buy-in and self-management.

  4. Therapist-set goals (without client input) are less likely to be motivating and achievable for the individual. Collaboration in goal setting leads to a greater sense of ownership and commitment.

#10. Which statement is true about punishment as a behavior reduction technique?

While sometimes utilized, punishment needs careful implementation due to potential negative consequences. It can co-exist with positive reinforcement for desired behaviors.

#11. Which of the following is a common misconception about behavior reduction?

Behavior reduction encompasses diverse strategies, including positive reinforcement and skill-building, not just punishment.

#12. Which technique involves providing a brief break from reinforcement following the unwanted behavior?

Time-out temporarily removes the opportunity for reinforcement, leading to a decrease in behavior.

#13. Which of the following is a key factor for ensuring the long-term effectiveness of behavior reduction techniques?

All options contribute to sustained behavior change.

#14. Your agency implements a new digital data dashboard for progress tracking and reporting. What information would be most valuable to include for effective data visualization?

Visualized data with key metrics and trends enables easier analysis and decision-making.

#15. You are writing a progress report for a client transitioning from residential care to independent living. Which aspect should be most emphasized?

Focus on functional skills and resources empowering the client for independent living.

#16. You encounter a colleague documenting confidential client information in an insecure and unprofessional manner. How should you address this ethical breach?

Reporting to the appropriate authorities ensures proper handling of the ethical breach.

#17. You are writing a grant proposal for funding a new behavioral intervention program. How should you demonstrate the program’s potential effectiveness?

Evidence-based justification and demonstrating a clear impact are key for successful grant proposals.

#18. You are invited to participate in a peer review process for a research article on a behavioral intervention. What should be your primary focus as a reviewer?

#19. A client asks you to provide a professional opinion on a matter that is not directly related to the services you are providing. What should you do?

Explanation of Other Options:

  • While referring the client can be helpful, it’s not the most direct answer to the question of what you should do.
  • Offering a tentative opinion can be misleading and damage your credibility.
  • Researching might be ideal in a real-world scenario, but for a multiple-choice question with limited time, declining is the best course of action.

#20. You discover that a colleague has engaged in unethical conduct. What should you do?

Professionals have a responsibility to report unethical behavior, even if it involves a colleague. Reporting helps uphold ethical standards and protect the public from harm.

#21. Which errorless learning technique involves physically guiding the learner through the correct response to prevent errors?

Hand-over-hand prompting ensures errorless practice by physically guiding the learner’s movements to achieve the correct response.

#22. You are facing a challenging ethical dilemma in your practice. What should you do?

Navigating ethical dilemmas involves seeking various inputs to make informed decisions. Consulting colleagues, reviewing professional standards, and considering personal values can help navigate complex situations responsibly.

#23. Which of the following is a common maintenance strategy to ensure that a newly acquired skill continues to be used over time?

Maintenance involves strategies to ensure the long-term retention and use of learned skills, and these options contribute to that goa

#24. You are offered a lucrative incentive by a potential client to influence your services in their favor. What should you do?

Accepting bribes or inducements undermines professional integrity and compromises impartiality. Declining the incentive and seeking guidance from superiors upholds ethical conduct and protects client interests.

#25. Your client exhibits strong initial response to skill acquisition but loses motivation and engagement over time. How would you adapt your intervention plan to maintain their interest and promote continued progress?

While increasing difficulty (A) may be desirable later, maintaining motivation requires addressing decreased engagement. Novel reinforcers (B) and breaks (C) can address this, and social praise (D) is important but may not be enough to combat waning interest. Switching up reinforcers keeps the learning process fun and motivating.

#26. Your client shows initial improvement in a new communication skill (e.g., asking questions) during training sessions, but struggles to use it spontaneously in everyday situations. How would you address this and promote generalization?

Generalization requires practice in real-world contexts. While additional training (A) may be beneficial, role-playing (B) can be artificial, and external rewards (D) may not always be available or maintain long-term use. Scheduling specific opportunities for practicing the skill in everyday situations with fading support (C) provides the necessary experience and feedback for naturalization.

#27. A therapist is working with a client who has anxiety. The therapist might use exposure therapy to help the client gradually

Exposure therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that can be effective in treating anxiety disorders. It involves gradually exposing the client to anxiety-provoking situations in a safe and controlled environment.

#28. You experience burnout and feel unable to effectively fulfill your professional responsibilities. What should you do?

Ignoring burnout risks client harm and unprofessional behavior. Seeking help, managing stress, and prioritizing your well-being are essential for ethical practice and sustainable professional life.

#29. Which of the following is NOT a common barrier to skill acquisition?

#30. When using errorless learning techniques, the goal is to:

#31. A client struggles with maintaining newly acquired skills. Which strategy can help?

#32. When using least-to-most prompting, the therapist begins with:

#33. While conducting a task analysis, it’s important to:

#34. A client with motor planning difficulties might benefit from learning the skill through:

#35. To effectively adapt a skill acquisition program for a client with cultural differences, it’s crucial to:


Official Test vs. Our Mock Test: A Comparative Overview

Official Test:

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Total Questions: 85
  • Scored Questions: 75
  • Unscored Questions: 10 (pre-tested for future exams, not counted towards the final score)
  • Passing Marks: 68

Content Areas and Distribution:

  • Measurement: 12 questions
  • Assessment: 6 questions
  • Skill Acquisition: 24 questions
  • Behavior Reduction: 12 questions
  • Documentation and Reporting: 10 questions
  • Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice: 11 questions

Our Mock Test:

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Total Questions: 35
  • Scored Questions: 35
  • Unscored Questions: 0
  • Passing Marks: 28

Content Areas and Distribution:

  • Measurement: 5 questions
  • Assessment: 3 questions
  • Skill Acquisition: 12 questions
  • Behavior Reduction: 5 questions
  • Documentation and Reporting: 5 questions
  • Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice: 5 questions

What to Expect:

  1. 35 In-Depth Practice Questions: Engage with a diverse set of 35 practice questions meticulously designed to cover crucial RBT exam areas. Each question is crafted to reflect real-world scenarios, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the challenges ahead.
  2. Detailed Explanations: Gain a deep understanding of each question with our detailed explanations. We provide insights and reasoning behind the correct answers, allowing you to grasp essential concepts and enhance your problem-solving skills.

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  • Comprehensive Coverage: Tackle a broad spectrum of topics to ensure you’re well-versed in all aspects of the RBT exam. Our questions provide a comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge required for success.

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