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About Us

Verbal Behavior Institute (VBI) is a continuing education provider (ACE Provider #: OP-07-0134) approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), a national accrediting organization.  

A Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA. The RBT’s primary responsibility is the direct implementation of treatment plans developed by the supervisor.

This online training resource is the brainchild of Terence "Terry" Blackwell a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, permanently licensed school principal (NY State Education Dept.) and Certified Addictions Specialist. 

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Eligibility Requirements:

The RBT credential requires applicants to meet minimum age and education standards, obtain 40 hours of acceptable training, successfully complete a competency assessment, and a criminal background check.

1. Age and Education
RBT applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have demonstrated completion of high school or equivalent/higher. For international or private schools that do not demonstrate a clear equivalence to completion of high school in the United States, an evaluation will be submitted on behalf of the student to Educational Credential Evaluators. If an applicant is applying from a country that does not offer a high school diploma equivalent, the applicant must demonstrate that they have remained in full-time education for the duration required in their country.

2. Training Requirement
The 40-hour RBT training is not provided by the BACB but, rather, is developed and conducted by BACB certificants. This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential.

The program is offered independent of the BACB.

Questions? Feel free to call us at (732) 254-0300. Or email [email protected] Terence "Terry" Blackwell, COO, BCBA,SAS,CAS