TeachTown’s Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Program
Registered Behavior Technician Program
With the growing need for quality interventions and behavior services, the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) announced the newest credential, the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in 2012. Behavior technicians are responsible for implementing, not designing, skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans and practice under the close supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA. By registering your front line staff as behavior technicians, you increase the quality of service that is provided to clients and students and guarantee that all staff members have a similar and comprehensive knowledge base.
Program Overview
TeachTown’s team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) have created a 40-hour online training program that is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. In this program utilizing the Canvas Learning Management System, participants will systematically advance through 12 course modules consisting of 119 interactive lessons. Within each lecture are interactive quizzes and activities, supplemental classroom videos, and additional resources that relate to the lecture topic.

Click to view TeachTown’s RBT Training Course Syllabus
Program Features
Video Lectures
Developed and delivered by an experienced group of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), each video lecture is approximately ten minutes long and is delivered in an easy-to-follow format.

Guided Lecture Notes
Lecture guides help training participants further understand the concepts being addressed.

Classroom Video Series
A rich pool of authentic classroom videos highlighting teachable moments and exemplars for teachers and para-educators.

Interactive Quiz and Assignments
Following each video lecture, participants will be required to complete a lecture quiz, scoring 80% or higher before moving on to the next lecture.

Glossary of Terms
Ready to print definition guides and auditory definition reminders are provided to participants throughout the training.

Downloadable Tools
A variety of classroom tools and data collection sheets are provided to course participants to encourage and promote evidence-based practices in the classroom. Related Content and Additional Information: Additional content and resources are embedded throughout the training to allow participants to further explore course topics, including how to use ABA in the classroom setting.

Access to Course Instructors
Throughout the course, participants will have access to a BCBA who will be available to further explain course topics, answer questions, and give advice.

For more information please call 800-283-0165.
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. This program is offered independent of the BACB.
FAQs
What is a Registered Behavior Technician?
  • Practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA
  • Primary responsibilities include direct implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans designed by the supervisor, collecting data, and conducting certain types of assessments
  • Responsible for implementing, not designing, behavior plans

Why is the RBT credential important?
  • School districts are challenged to employ enough BCBAs to serve students in a meaningful way
  • Teachers and paras do not generally receive comprehensive training in the area of behavior

How do I become a Certified Registered Behavior Technician? What are the eligibility requirements for the RBT credential?
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum of a high school diploma (or national equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a criminal background registry check
  • Completion of a 40-hour training program
    Conducted by a BCBA
  • Based on the RBT Task List
    • Passing the RBT Competency Assessment from approved testing center
  • BACB Fees
    • $50.00 application
    • $45.00 testing fee

How does having Registered Behavior Technicians benefit schools?
  • Builds capacity within a school district
  • Increases competency of staff members and practitioners
  • Increases consistent delivery of ABA in the classroom
  • Increases quality of instruction and treatment to students
  • Reduces costs of outside district supports
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