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At a Glance

Our Registered Behavior Technician® 40-Hour Training Certificate program, offered in response to the high demand for RBTs, meets the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 40-hour education requirement for the Registered Behavior Technician certification examination, a nationally recognized paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

40 hours/2 months

Program Cost:*

$550

Min. Occupational Requirements:

18 years old or older; high school diploma or equivalent; pass an RBT competency assessment and background check to sit for RBT exam.

Registered Behavior Technician Job Overview

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Registered Behavior Technicians work primarily with individuals on the autism spectrum in home, community and school settings. Working under the close supervision of a behavior analyst, an RBT is responsible for the direct implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans. RBTs provide interventions that encourage socially acceptable behaviors, and build and improve upon communication, social interaction and problem-solving skills.

Working hours may span days, evenings and weekends. 

Financial Assistance

Funding is available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.

Licensure/certification earned

Successful completion of Carroll’s Registered Behavior Technician® 40-Hour Training Certificate program meets the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 40-hour education requirement for the Registered Behavior Technician examination.  

Curriculum

View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule. 

Learn the essentials to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). RBTs work primarily with individuals on the autism spectrum in the home, community and school settings. Working under the close supervision of a behavior analyst, an RBT is responsible for the direct implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans. Completion of Registered Behavior Technician® 40-Hour Training  Part I and II meets the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 40-hour education requirement for the RBT examination. Students must register for Part I and II together, and courses must be taken consecutively. To be eligible to sit for the RBT exam, you must also possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be over the age of 18, pass an RBT Competency Assessment and pass a background check.

Develop a deeper understanding of behavioral health. Learn how to provide interventions that encourage socially acceptable behaviors, and build and improve upon communication, social interaction and problem-solving skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Registered Behavior Technician® 40-Hour Training Part I.

Learn the essentials of becoming successful as a student and employee in today’s healthcare systems. Topics include communication, working well on teams, respecting and valuing differences, and the importance of professionalism. Discuss the availability of healthcare careers in the local region, marketing your skills to potential employers, resumes, application letters and how to prepare for interviews.

BLS Provider training is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. You must demonstrate competency through both a written test and skills evaluation. Upon successful completion, an AHA BLS Provider card will be issued, valid for two years.

Registered Behavior Technician FAQ

Why Should You Become an RBT?

According to the BACB, the benefits of RBT training include:

  • It shows that you have met certain requirements that are critical in delivering behavior analysis services.
  • It provides increased consumer protection since you must meet certain eligibility (e.g., pass a criminal background check and an abuse registry check, meet certain knowledge requirements) and maintenance (e.g., receive ongoing supervision, adhere to an ethics code) requirements to obtain and maintain certification.
  • It makes it easier for employers, funders, consumers, etc. to verify that you have certain knowledge, skills, and abilities; have appropriate oversight; and are not under disciplinary sanctions.
  • It is a widely recognized and respected credential since it is offered by the BACB, the nation’s first organization to certify behavior analysis professionals.

Where do Registered Behavior Technicians work?

RBTs may work in a wide variety of settings including, but not limited to, home, community, school or clinic settings.

What’s the starting wage range for a certified RBT?

As seen most often on Indeed.com, the starting wage range for a Registered Behavior Technician is typically $20-$30/hr.

Is the program remote or in-person?

The RBT training is instructor-led remote learning.

Can I take an RBT course if I’m not proficient in English?

Bilingual RBTs are in high demand. Students who wish to become an RBT and have a first language other than English can learn the specialized English needed to successfully complete the RBT training by taking English for RBT Training. We offer this RBT course free to qualified students at the High Intermediate or Advanced levels of ESOL. The English for RBT Training course is offered concurrently with the RBT training program.

This program not only gave me new knowledge, strategies and resources, but it also supplied me with a great deal of confidence while discussing and understanding the role of an RBT. I secured a job as a Behavioral Technician in September 2023, shortly after I finished the training program. In January 2024, I passed the RBT exam, and I am now a Registered Behavioral Technician… all in less than a year!

Matthew Clark Carroll Community College
Matthew Clark RBT 40 Hour Training Completer

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Registered Behavior Technician: Helping Those on the Autism Spectrum

In March of 2020, Carroll Community College introduced its Registered Behavior Technician® 40-Hour Training certificate program. Developed and taught by Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Holly Bennett, the program is essential to train credentialed providers in an area that has been long underserved—the autism community.  “Currently…

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Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 | cet@carrollcc.edu

*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.