Registered Behavior Technician Training (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. This RBT training course includes Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and provides you with the required 40-hour training needed prior to scheduling an Initial Competency Assessment with your supervisor. Within the course you have access to a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (...

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Course code: GES1033

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 you will benefit

  • Certificate of Completion for 40-hour training, required for certification and initial competency assessment
  • Access to a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) instructor
  • Real-time feedback and remediation on competency checks within the course
  • Voucher included, to be used for the BACB RBT certification exam, once all application requirements are met

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 45 course hours
  1. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  2. Measurement in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  3. Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  4. Skill Acquisition: Principles of Learning
  5. Skill Acquisition: Instructional Methods
  6. Behavior Reduction: Proactive Procedures
  7. Behavior Reduction: Reactive Procedures
  8. Crisis Prevention and Management
  9. Documenting and Reporting
  10. Professional and Ethical Conduct
  11. Ethics in ABA
  12. Final Exam

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.

Jen Stansel

Jen Stansel has a strong background in special education, with eight years teaching learners with disabilities, particularly those with autism, social and communication skills. She recently began working as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the private sector. In this capacity, Jen has worked directly with teens and young adults with autism. She has also served as a consultant for various schools and organizations with an emphasis on staff training.

Jen holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature & Creative Writing and a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona. She also has a certificate in Behavioral Analysis from Sage Graduate Colleges.

As an Alaskan, Jen enjoys spending her free time skiing, gardening, hunting, and fishing, ideally in the company of her two huskies.


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.

Certification Requirements:

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

* Note that this course only prepares you for the 40-hour training component. In order to complete the initial competency assessment, it is expected that you have an existing qualified supervisor, or that you are not pursuing an RBT 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.


Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
  • Video device to upload assignments within the course

Software Requirements

  • 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.

Behavior technicians are paid an average annual salary of $35,864, with over 32,880 currently employed in the U.S.

Yes. This course meets the 40hr training requirement of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's (BACB) Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification process.

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.

After you register, you will receive 3 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.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our 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.

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