Understanding And Reading An RBT Exam

You have probably taken an RBT task list exam before without even knowing it. Most employers who are concerned with hiring "team players" want their employees' personalities to be factored in as much as the employees' strengths  and skills. If you were ever shown the exam results by your employer, there is not much chance you could have interpreted the results even when you wanted to know what the exam said about you. The interpretation of the results is the job of an RBT, a Registered Behavioral Technician. Here is what the RBT does and knows.

Becoming an RBT

An RBT has to have so many credits of psychology under his/her belt. Then he/she can apply to become an RBT. The RBT candidates have to first take the RBT task list exam themselves, which their fellow RBT trainees have to interpret correctly with a certain percentage of accuracy. Then RBT trainees move on to take the final RBT exam to pass and become registered. To prepare for this all-important final exam, RBT trainees can take RBT exam preparation training online.

What the RBT Sees and Interprets from Task List Exam Takers

As full-fledged RBTs, these folks administer the task list exam. Most of the time, this exam is taken on a computer for easier scoring. The RBT is looking for "introverts,"  "extroverts," "intuitives," "thinkers," and "judgers." Each part of the test given to potential employees narrows down exactly what each employee is. Some traits are preferential to others, but it will not ban you from employment if your test scores are not exactly what the RBT and employer is looking for. They may still have jobs available for you based on your test scores, but the positions may not be what you expected or applied for.

You Are a Cog in a Machine

Everyone is a cog in a machine. Employers want those machines to move together and move well. That is why they administer these tests via an RBT, and why an RBT reads and interprets the results. Employers look for "cogs" to replace missing "cogs" to get their "machines" up and running with maximum efficiency. Different personality traits and strengths of traits dictate which applicants may work best to fit the employers' needs.

"Cogs" that do not quite work together cannot stay in positions for very long. You might be employed as a "filler" because your task list exam results reveal that you are almost what the employer wanted. When another applicant comes along who fits better (based on this exam as read by an RBT), you will probably be replaced.