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.
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 …
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.
Whether you need just the 40-hour RBT training, the Competency Assessment or want to be guided through every step of the certification, ATCC has a program for you.
Changes for the RBT Task List go into effect as of November 1, 2019. Both supervisors and professionals pursuing a credential as an RBT need to be aware of the impact of these changes. Let’s take a look at what these changes are and what they mean for you.
There are 3 simple steps to reach your certification. While the steps are simple, earning your certification takes work and dedication. To become an RBT, you must complete the 40 hour coursework, pass the competency assessment and take the certification exam. Let’s take a look more closely!
Whether you plan to pursue a more advanced degree and certification in the field, you must maintain your RBT credential until you finally achieve a higher level certification if you want to continue with direct service. Allowing your RBT certification to lapse may put your position at risk until you achieve a more advanced certification. Maintaining the RBT certification requires 5 important steps. Let’s take a closer look at them here.