Quick Facts

Deadline: February 15

Class Begins:  March 9

Credit Hours: 3

Delivery: Online


Are You Passionate About Helping People, Especially Those On the Autism Spectrum?

If you’re ready to fulfill your purpose and make a difference, the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential is a great place to start.

Becoming an RBT is the first step toward joining one of the fastest growing fields in the country. Through OU Extended Campus’ online course, you’ll gain unrivaled skills from a regionally accredited university, combining your training and assessment in just eight weeks.

At the completion of our course you will be ready to apply to take the national exam with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to earn your RBT credential.

Prepare to make a difference in the lives of those you help, today.  

What is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)?

A Registered Behavior Technician 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 to implement behavior treatment plans directly with clients developed by the supervisor.

Your RBT credential will help you stand apart from the competition providing a legitimate career track within the Applied Behavior Analysis field. You will engage in a career that provides upward mobility and professional growth. 

Who’s Eligible to Become RBT Certified?

You must meet certain requirements to be eligible to become RBT certified, including being at least 18 years of age and having demonstrated completion of high school or equivalent/higher. Please visit the BACB website for eligibility requirements. 

Why Should I Choose the University of Oklahoma's RBT Class?

To become a certified RBT, you must meet training, competency assessment, and examination requirements. The RBT class at OU meets both the training requirement and the RBT Competency Assessment and is taught by certified BACB faculty, so you can get there Sooner.

The University of Oklahoma: 40-hour training, competency assessments, and RBT supervisor. Other Schools: 40-hour training. No competency assessment or RBT supervisor.


If You ONLY Want to Register for the Registered Behavior Technician Class:

To register for the eight-week RBT class (LSLC 4513), you will need to complete a shortened version of our undergraduate application:

  1. Create an account - OU Extended Campus Application
  2. Select “I would like to earn up to nine hours of academic credit through OU Extended Campus, but I do not wish to earn a degree from the University of Oklahoma.”
  3. Pay the $40 application fee.

No transcripts are required. Processing time is two to five days. 

Note: Financial aid is only available to degree-seeking students. 

If You Want to Apply for Admission to a Degree Program and Take the Registered Behavior Technician Class:

To register for the Lifespan Care Administration bachelor’s degree (or another OU Extended Campus bachelor’s program) AND take our RBT course (LSLC 4513):

  1. Create an account - OU Extended Campus Application
  2. Submit transcripts for every institution previously attended. 
  3. Pay the $40 application fee.

Processing time is two to three weeks.  

We're also here to answer any of your questions about the application process. Do not hesitate to give us a call at (405) 325-3266 or send an email at pacsinfo@ou.edu.


No one knows more about what you want from a university than the people who have already gone through the process—our graduates. Read what our alumni have to say about Extended Campus programs and you’ll see why so many non-traditional students choose the OU Extended Campus as their first step toward a better career.



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