Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI)
The DBT® Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) is the non-profit organization that developed the DBT certification process approved by the treatment developer herself, Dr. Marsha Linehan of the University of Washington in Seattle.
Before scheduling a DBT-LBC exam, you must meet the prerequisites, apply, pay the designated fees, and receive an authorization-to-test email from DBT-LBC indicating your application has been approved. For more information, visit www.dbt-lbc.org.
Scheduling for a computer-based exam
Your authorization-to-test email will tell you the first and last dates you may take the exam. It is up to you to make an appointment to take the exam in that timeframe.
Exam appointments may be made up to one business day in advance. Locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is advisable to schedule early.
First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account activation may require up to 24 hours. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your DBT-LBC candidate ID number from the authorization-to-test email.
After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to FAQ, as well as practice taking a general exam using the computer.