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 to a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) who will provide feedback on in-course assignments designed to specifically prepare you for the Initial Competency Assessment.
With the support of a BCBA instructor, you will learn the steps required to administer behavioral intervention plans, record, and prepare data for the behavior analyst, and follow ethical decision-making and protocol, as described by the board. You will learn the common functions of behavior, how to use motivators and reinforcers, conduct preference assessments, protocols for crisis prevention, and reduce or increase target behaviors by following a behavior intervention plan—all critical components needed for RBT competency assessment practice.
After successfully completing the 40-hour training course, you will receive a certificate to be used as part of your BACB application process. You will also be able to schedule a session with the assessor to conduct the BACB Competency Assessment eligibility requirement. Within the scheduled 1-on-1 session, you will be role-playing, interviewing, and completing the assessment with the assessor. You will be issued a completed Initial Competency Assessment from the ed2go assessor at the completion of the requirement.
This RBT course also includes an initiation and sign-off on a background check, part of the eligibility requirements, as well as a voucher for the certification exam. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility. The course does not include the BACB RBT examination application fee.