40-Hour RBT Training
Great opportunity for teaching assistants or people who work with kids with autism but do not have advanced degrees. The BACB is pleased to announce its newest credential: the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)™. The BACB’s Board of Directors authorized the development of this new credential to establish training standards for behavior technicians, the paraprofessionals who implement behavior plans directly with clients. In recent years, the number of behavior technicians has grown along with the demand for quality applied behavior-analytic services.
The RBT training is for educators, parents or other professionals who would like to learn evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and strategies for helping clients or family members with developmental behavior challenges. You must be 18 or older and a high school or equivalent graduate. This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB.
This training course teaches evidence-based behavior intervention techniques and strategies for individuals including but not limited to: Data Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. The training will cover all of the tasks and subtasks in the RBT Task List and the ethics requirements that have been designated as being relevant for behavior technicians.
Practically anyone would benefit from being introduced to applied behavior analysis. You will find the skills transfer to all facets of life. However, becoming an RBT would especially benefit:
- People who work directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Speech Pathologists and Occupation Therapists
- Direct care staff in residential settings such as group homes
- Hospital administrators and staff
- Nursing supervisors or special needs staff
- Home health aides
- Emergency response teams
- Case managers
- Hospice staff and supervisors
- Direct care staff
- Parents of developmentally challenged or experiencing challenging behavior
- Substitute teachers
- After-school activity staff
- Daycare staff and supervisors
- Anyone working with individuals displaying problem behavior
Click the following link for more information including cost of the 40-hour online Registered Behavior Technician training.