With the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's new RBT credential, parents of children with special needs, doctors and other professionals, regulatory and funding stakeholders can identify and evaluate standards of behavior technicians.
What is RBT™?
The RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans developed by the supervisor. You can check your local RBT at BACB.com, click the Registered Behavior Technician tab and choose Behavior Technician Registry.
40 Hours Training
The ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT (Registered Behavior Analyst) credential. It is developed and conducted by a BACB certificant. The program is offered independent of the BACB.
For interested RBT candidates, kindly download the form, print, sign, scan, and send it to email@example.com
Registered Behavior Technician Exam Notice (as of June 2015)
Dear BACB Certificants,
We are writing to inform you about an important development regarding the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. Just as with the BCBA and BCaBA credentials, the eligibility requirements and standards for becoming an RBT are evolving to meet the needs of various stakeholders (e.g., RBTs and their employers, supervisors, consumers, regulators, funders). As announced in the May 2015 issue of BACB Newsletter, our next step in the evolution of the RBT program is to apply for national accreditation of the credential. A primary requirement for the accreditation of a credentialing program is that the credential be awarded based on the candidate passing a psychometrically valid examination. Thus, all candidates who complete an RBT application on or after December 14, 2015 will need to take and pass an examination before the credential is awarded. All existing RBT requirements, including the RBT Competency Assessment, will remain the same, but will be considered eligibility requirements for the examination.
The current features of the RBT examination are as follows. The examination will be based on the RBT Task List and will consist of 75 scored items and 10 unscored pilot items. Candidates will have 1.5 hours to complete the examination, which will be administered through the network of over 400 Pearson Professional Center sites worldwide. The BACB has negotiated the lowest rate possible for the examination ($45). The examination will be continuously available and candidate results will be provided immediately on-site upon completion. Note: for logistical reasons, on-demand examinations and immediate scoring are not currently available for the BCBA and BCaBA programs.
To reiterate, the RBT examination requirement will not go into effect until December 14, 2015. Until then, the RBT application process as you may have already experienced it will remain unchanged. However, BACB staff will be engaged in numerous examination-related activities, which will require assistance from current certificants and registrants. Thus, we will be reaching out to some of you as subject matter experts for assistance with these activities.
We appreciate your continued support as we navigate our maturing profession together.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board