The Registered Behavior Technician Credential

The Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has recently released information regarding the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) Credential. 

According to the BACB:

The RBT is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA (“RBT supervisor”). The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans developed by the supervisor. The RBT may also collect data and conduct certain types of assessments (e.g., stimulus preference assessments). The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. It is the responsibility of the RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The RBT’s supervisor is ultimately responsible for the work performed by the RBT.

To qualify as an RBT, an applicant must 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Successfully complete a criminal background registry check at the time of application
  • Complete a 40-hour training program (conducted by a BACB certificant) based on the RBT Task List
  • Pass the RBT Competency Assessment administered by a BACB certificant
  • Pay a $50 application fee (annual renewal fees are $35)

For more information, go to the BACB website.

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