RBT Course

40 hour course for behaviour technicians who specialise in working with children with Autism

By the end of the 40-hour training learners will have all the training needed to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Competency Assessment exam. 

This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential . This program is offered independent of the BACB.


What you will learn?


This training course teaches evidence-based behaviour intervention techniques and strategies for individuals who specialise in working with children with Autism. The course will cover all items on the registered behaviour technician task list. It includes but not limited to: Data Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behaviour Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. In addition, you will be  prepared for working in the field as a behaviour technician. This is the only course of its kind that covers in-depth training for specialist behaviour technicians for autism specific field work while covering the whole task list.



Who would benefit from this training? 

This specialist course  is for behaviour technicians in training, educators, parents or other professionals who would like to learn evidence-based Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles and strategies for helping clients or family members with ASD specific or other related developmental difficulties.  You must be 18 or older and a high school or equivalent graduate to complete the full training. 

This training program is based on the Registered Behaviour 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.

Completing this training would specifically benefit:

  • People who work directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists
  • Teacher Aides
  • Pre-school and Day Care Teachers
  • Novice undergraduate students who study psychology, occupational therapy speech pathology, and behaviour analysis
  • Key Workers who are funded by the NDIA
  • New students who start a Postgraduate course in BA and who have had no exposure to Behaviour Analysis prior
  • Case managers
  • Direct care staff
  • Parents of children who exhibit learning difficulties and/or challenging behaviours 
  • Substitute teachers

What is a Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT)?


The Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, or BCaBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behaviour-analytic services. This includes teaching new skills, implementing behaviour reduction plans, data taking, graphing and assisting in assessments. The work can take place in clinics, community, schools, and at a client's home.

The RBT does not design intervention, behaviour reduction nor designs 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 BACB certificant supervising the RBT is responsible for the work performed by the RBT on the cases they are overseeing. 


What's included?

10 Videos
1 Quiz
1 Multimedia
4 Texts
2 PDFs
2 Downloads
5 Presentations
Dianne Verstappen
Dianne Verstappen
Senior Instructor

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