Behavior analysis is a growing field with an increasing demand for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). An RBT is a paraprofessional that works under a behavior analyst. RBTs implement direct behavior analysis services. In this post, we share what an RBT is, why, and how to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).
What is the Role of an RBT?
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) practice under the supervision of a behavior analyst. As an RBT, you can assist with assessments, writing notes, data collection, data entry, and direct Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) implementation. Very often, RBTs work implementing ABA services to individuals with behavioral and developmental challenges.
Why Become an RBT?
A college degree is not required to become an RBT, making it a great option for an entry-level position. As an RBT you have the opportunity to expand your career options and work in a variety of settings, including schools, direct therapy organizations, or group homes. Also, you have the potential for job growth through additional education and experience.
How to Become an RBT.
To become an RBT you need to complete the RBT 40-Hour Course, the RBT Initial Competency Assessment, apply, and pass a certification exam by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
The RBT 40-Hour Course follows the current RBT Task List (2nd. ed.). The RBT Initial Competency Assessment is designed to assess the skills learned in the RBT 40-Hour Course in a practical format. With the availability of technology and the reach it provides, the RBT 40-Hour Course and RBT Initial Competency Assessment can be completed online.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
We offer the RBT 40-Hour Course and RBT Initial Competency Assessment, individually or as a bundle. Check out our Education Page to register today! If you have any questions about the course, please contact us.