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By the end of the 40-hour training learners will have all the training needed to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Competency Assessment exam. This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential .  This program is offered independent of the BACB.

Who is Verbal Behavior Institute (VBI)?
VBI a private company and Behavior Analyst Certification Board Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACE Provider #: OP-07-0134) and creator or this RBT training course. 

What is a Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT)?
The Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. It is the responsibility of the RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The BACB certificant supervising the RBT is responsible for the work performed by the RBT on the cases they are overseeing. The program is offered independent of the BACB. 

Who should be a Registered Behavior Technician?
The RBT training is for educators, parents or other professionals who would like to learn evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and strategies for helping clients or family members with developmental behavior challenges.  You must be 18 or older and a high school or equivalent graduate. 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.

Practically anyone would benefit from being introduced to applied behavior analysis. You will find the skills transfer to all facets of life. However, becoming an RBT would especially benefit:

  • People who work directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Speech Pathologists and Occupation Therapists
  • Direct care staff in residential settings such as group homes
  • Hospital administrators and staff
  • Nursing supervisors or special needs staff
  • Home health aides
  • Emergency response teams
  • Case managers
  • Hospice staff and supervisors
  • Direct care staff
  • Parents of developmentally challenged or experiencing challenging behavior
  • Substitute teachers
  • After-school activity staff
  • Daycare staff and supervisors
  • Anyone working with individuals displaying problem behavior

What if I’m not adequately prepared for the BACB Assessment exam?
We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you do not believe our training has adequately prepared you for the RBT competency assessment exam. More information about the exam can be found here http://bacb.com/rbt-exam/

What happens after I complete the 40 hour RBT course?
By the end of the 40-hour training you will have all the training needed to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Competency Assessment. Visit http://bacb.com/rbt-competency-assessment/ for more details. The assessment involves direct-observation competencies based on tasks found on the RBT Task List. The assessment is complete when the behavior technician demonstrates competency in each task as determined by the supervising BCBA.

What are the next steps to become an RBT?
To receive your RBT credential, the next step after completing the 40 hour course, is to work with a BCBA and schedule a direct observation assessment of your abilities to implement the procedures that you learned about in the 40 hour online training. Once you complete the assessment send your application to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and schedule your written exam. Information on the written exam can be found at http://bacb.com/rbt-exam/  There is a fee to process the application.

What if I have more questions about becoming an RBT?
If you have specific questions about RBT certification not covered here please contact the Behavior Analyst Certification Board at [email protected] or call (720) 438-4321 (Monday to Friday) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mountain time.

How can becoming an RBT help my career?
The RBT training covers a variety of topics that are necessary for an individual to pursue a career as a behavior technician, working directly with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other developmental disabilities. An RBT does not work independently but practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA.  

What you will learn?
This training course teaches evidence-based behavior intervention techniques and strategies for individuals including but not limited to: Data Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. The training will cover all of the tasks and subtasks in the RBT Task List and the ethics requirements that have been designated as being relevant for behavior technicians.

How long is the Training?
The training is at least 40 hours long and can be viewed and completed at your own pace on any Internet accessible personal computer or mobile device.

How long do I have to complete the training?
The BACB guidelines specify the RBT training must be completed within 180 days of the first login to the online training course.

How many of the 40 hours are live instruction?
All 40 hours of this online training are conducted online. None of these hours are live instruction. Additional live training must be provided by your supervising BCBA.

When are you actually certified?
Completing the 40 hour online training DOES NOT make you a “Registered Behavior Technician”. After receiving your 40 hour course completion certificate, you are required to find and working in conjunction with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  The assessment is complete when the behavior technician demonstrates competency in each task as determined by the supervising BCBA.

Is a group discount available?
Yes. Call or email us with your group size.

Where do I find a BCBA to supervise me?
A registry of board certified Behavior Analysts is available through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website. Visit  http://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155

Questions? Feel free to call us at Highlights info row image (732) 254-0300. Or send email to [email protected]

We offer is 100% money back guarantee if you do not believe our training has adequately prepared you for the BACB RBT competency assessment exam.