Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training Certificate – 40 hours
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.