The National Center for Disability Education and Training Registered Behavior Technician Certification Program
A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to help individuals with autism and behavioral disabilities. The RBT’s primary responsibility is the direct implementation of treatment plans developed by the supervisor.
Due to increased demand for well-trained behavior technicians and quality applied behavior-analytic services, insurance companies (Tricare and Magellan) and government agencies have been researching ways to improve and standardize behavior services provided by frontline staff. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) created the Registered Behavior Technician credential to “establish training standards for behavior technicians, the paraprofessionals who implement behavior plans directly with clients” and identify and evaluate standards for behavior technicians by regulatory and funding stakeholders. Magellan and Tricare reimburse RBTs at a $50 hourly rate.
Credentialed RBTs—and their agencies—can be confident they are providing the most effective treatment to their clients. To prospective clients, the RBT credential signifies a higher standard of service; RBTs are better trained, more qualified, and more reputable than therapists without the credential.
There are many benefits to your agency and the collective good of the field.
To apply for the RBT credential, the applicant must:
* Students who receive an incomplete to the course may no longer be eligible for the certification. The training/course needs to be completed in 180 days or less.
Time to Complete RBT Training (Course) + Competency Assessment (Built in the Course)
Below shows the results of a recent beta test conducted on the total time it will take to credential a behavior technician:
Initial Training: 47.5 Hours
Competency Assessment Interview: 0.5 Hours
Total: 48 Hours
Contact Annie Baghdayan, PhD with the National Center for Disability Education and Training at email@example.com or (405) 325-0158 for more information about completing the training required for the RBT credential online.