Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Should I begin studying now or closer to my exam?
A. There is no benefit to waiting until you are closer to exam time. Customers who have began their exam preparation one year or more before taking their exam always tell us that they're very glad they took that approach.
Also, keep in mind that BTA provides its customers with any updates and changes that are made from the time the course is purchased until the time that you actually take and pass your exam.
Q. How much time do I need to spend studying with your materials?
A. Although the answer to this question depends on the quality of an individual's previous clinical training and experience, our surveys in California show that successful exam candidates have spent over 75 hours studying with our materials for the Standard Written Exam, and an additional 35 hours studying for the Clinical Vignette Exam.
Q. What is the difference between your materials and those of other companies?
A. Our customers who have also used study materials from other companies consistently tell us that our materials are exceptionally…
* clearly written
* well organized
* well focused
* easy to use
* interesting and engaging
* and thorough
They also comment on the high quality of our phone consultations and customer service.
Q. Who is the instructor of your workshops?
A. Dr. Stan Taubman, PhD. Dr. Taubman has specialized in state license exam preparation since 1977. He is on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, and has extensive experience in community mental health, private practice, child welfare, family services, and the other human service settings addressed on the license exam.
Q. Who is the author of your materials?
A. Unlike other companies whose materials are written by a variety of people over the years, all BTA materials are written by our core group of Associates, experienced clinical professionals of the highest credentials who are currently engaged at leading educational and research institutions. Although we have staff who take and fill orders and handle other clerical functions, all workshops and phone consultations are provided only by our core group of Associates who have actually researched and developed our quality training materials.
Q. Do you offer consultation?
A. Yes, we provide free expert phone consultation to support your exam preparation. Even prior to making your purchase, you may speak directly to one of our BTA consultants if you request. We are also pleased to provide free consultation to help your supervisor help you prepare for your license exam.
Q. Should I purchase the Online format or the Printed format of the practice exams?
A. Most exam candidates prefer the online version. Its advantages are that it is more similar to the way in which the actual exam will be taken, it automatically calculates your overall score as well as your scores in each Exam Content Area, and it is easily accessible and very easy to use.
Q. How do I access my online practice examinations?
A. When you are ready to access your online practice examinations, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the name of the exam(s) you have purchased. You will receive an email in response within 6 business hours, and often sooner, that will include your login information. Your account will be available for 5 months from the time it is set up.
Q. What are the features of your Online practice examinations?
- Our online practice examinations are available to you for a period of 5 months.
- You may purchase additional months for only $25 / month.
- You make take an exam, erase the scores and start over as many times as you wish.
- You can tell the computer to hide or show the correct answer, the explanations for the answer, and the question's category.
- There is an on screen timer that shows you how much time has elapsed and how much is remaining, however you may work with an exam for as long as you will like as it will not time-out on you.
- As on the actual exam, you may mark questions that you would like to return to later.
- At your request the computer can automatically calculate your overall score as well as your score in each Exam Content Area.
- If you have further questions about the numerous features of our online exams, please visit www.btaexams.com to try a brief sample exam.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call (800)282-4122 (24/7).