Registered Behavior Technician Training and Competency Assessment (Voucher Included)
As a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®), you can seek professional opportunities in a variety of growing industries not limited to psychiatric technicians and aids, behavioral disorders and mental health, and education. The RBT training requirement includes the theory of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and provides you with the required 40-hour training needed before scheduling an Initial Competency Assessment with the ed2go supervisor. Within the 40-hour training course, you have access...
University of the District of Columbia
What you will learn
- Summarizing the role and the responsibilities of a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
- Measuring operationally defined behaviors through data collection and graphical representation
- Determining a learner's current motivations and reinforcers
- Determining appropriate behavior analytic interventions based on observations and documentation
- Choosing ethical behavior that upholds the rights and dignity of learners
- How to interpret and evaluate within real-world scenarios
How you will benefit
- Certificate of Training for 40-hour training, required for certification and Initial Competency Assessment
- Completed Initial Competency Assessment from a qualified Assessor
- Access to a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Initial Competency Assessment Training
- Real-time feedback and remediation on competency checks within the course
- Background check signoff, part of the eligibility requirements
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 50 course hours
- Registered Behavior Technician Training
- Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
- Measurement in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Skill Acquisition: Principles of Learning
- Skill Acquisition: Instructional Methods
- Behavior Reduction: Proactive Procedures
- Behavior Reduction: Reactive Procedures
- Crisis Prevention and Management
- Documenting and Reporting
- Professional and Ethical Conduct
- Ethics in ABA
- Final Exam
- Registered Behavior Technician Competency Assessment
- Getting Started
- Proof of 40-hour Training
- Initiate Background Check
- Unit Coordinator Procedures
- Schedule Your Initial Competency Assessment
- Submit Predetermined Video Tasks
- Conduct Competency Assessment via Role Playing and Interviewing with an Assessor
- Complete All Tasks and Objectives
- Complete BACB Application
- Next Steps
Hannah Kruman has worked as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) for several years within clinical settings, schools, and homes, before becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). In her career, she has trained and supervised many behavioral technicians on various caseloads and assignments.
After transitioning to the Birth-to-Three/Early Intervention course, she became a service coordinator on top of her responsibilities as a behavior analyst, including completing intake assessments to determine eligibility for birth-to-three services.
Recently, Hannah established Horizon Behavioral Therapy and Education, LLC, where she provides behavior analytic services, parent training, and consultation. In addition to her BCBA, she is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), has completed her Initial Competency Assessment training, and holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.).
Rachel L White
Rachel L White, Ph.D., BCBA-D, has participated in federally funded grants implementing School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) in public schools and training parents of children with autism using online and video-conferencing technologies. She has coordinated both center-based and in-home programs. She has also supported a private school, a preschool, and school-based services and provided parent, caregiver, and community educational opportunities.
Dr. White completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas in May 2010. Her studies focused on structuring classrooms for student success and early intensive behavioral intervention for children with developmental delays.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
To participate in the competency activities and receive feedback from your instructor, you will need to have access to a video camera (on the phone or other device of familiarity) and be able to upload the video as an .mp4 file to the assignment pages for review. These activities are required in order to successfully pass the course.
A certifying exam can only be scheduled if the following criteria have been met:
- 18(+) years old with a high school education or equivalent
- Passed criminal background check
- Passed abuse registry check
- Completion of a 40-hour training course
- Successfully complete an RBT initial competency assessment
- Approved application from BACB
In order to complete your certification application process, you are required to create an account with the BACB and obtain a BACB ID number. Your BACC ID will be used on all documentation submitted as part of your BACB application.
Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for BACB certification.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- Video device to upload assignments within the course
- PC: Windows 10 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Word Online
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
As a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), you can seek professional opportunities in a variety of growing industries not limited to psychiatric technicians and aids, behavioral disorders and mental health, and education. In this role, RBTs often leverage their training and education to help the board-certified behavior analysts as they are improving people's behavior.
As an RBT, your responsibilities may vary but, according to Indeed.com, can include the following:
- Monitoring and sharing client progress with family members and caretakers
- Assisting families to help the client achieve milestones
- Conducting behavioral or other psychiatric assessments
- Working with patients and clients to develop their physical and emotional skills
- Observing and documenting behavior data, including improvements and regressions
- Assisting patients with daily living skills
- Helping behavioral analysts prepare client materials
Behavior technicians are paid an average annual salary of $36,280, with over 32,880 currently employed in the U.S.
Yes. This course meets all the BACB eligibility requirements including the 40-hour training and Initial Competency Assessment. A background check is also included in the cost of the course.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification. Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for BACB certification.
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered with.
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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