Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification: Complete Guide

Are you considering a career in Applied Behavior Analysis and wondering if certification is right for you (see our post Becoming Certified in Applied Behavior Analysis for certification options)? Much of the advice available online is provided by individuals and companies trying to sell you training, or even trying to recruit new BCBAs – so …

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Registered Behavior Technician Certification: Complete Guide

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a certification given the Behavior Analytic Certification Board (BACB) for individuals who practice Applied Behavior Analysis under the close supervision of a Board Certified Assistant Analyst (BCaBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). While this role is often associated with working with children with autism, RBTs can work with a variety of individuals across many settings. Certification is relatively affordable and easy to achieve, and is a good career options for high school graduates who love both science and 1-on-1 interaction with clients.

What Does a Registered Behavior Technician Do?

an RBT works 1-on-one with children or adults. Very often an RBT works with individuals with autism, however they may also support individuals with other disabilities or needs. An RBT implements the plan laid out by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Is RBT Certification Worth It?

Applied Behavior Analysis is a field that is in-demand. But is certification as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) worth it? Most often, you’ll find people on the internet, “of course it’s worth it!” But this career path isn’t ideal for everyone. Certification as a Registered Behavior Technician isn’t very expensive, nor is it overly difficult …

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Becoming Certified in Applied Behavior Analysis

Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis is overseen by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and ensures a minimum standard of knowledge and compliance with ethical codes of conduct. When working with children or adults with disabilities certification, even if not required, can provide you with tools and credibility many others won’t have. Certification can improve your effectiveness, and open career options you may not have previously considered.

Can You Get the 40-Hour RBT Training for Free?

The Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) is a non profit organization that offers the entire 40-hour training for free. If you’re on a tight budget, this training meets the minimum requirement by the BACB, however it’s probably not your best option if you’re starting a career in the field of ABA.

BCBA Supervised Fieldwork-Required Documentation

The BACB has strict guidelines and requirements for supervision documentation. Although the BACB provides plenty of advanced warning prior to changing requirements, they do change from time to time to ensure professionals entering the field have the skills needed to maintain high standards of performance. Stay current with the BACB newsletter and check the BACB website for …

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