The Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT®) is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor and/or an RBT Requirements Coordinator, who are responsible for all work RBTs perform.
The RBT Handbook describes the requirements for obtaining and maintaining RBT certification.
Overview of the RBT Requirements
RBT Documents and Resources
Eligibility and Applying for Certification
Ethics and Self-Reporting
- Supervision Training Curriculum Outline (2.0)
- Instructions for Adding or Removing a Supervisee
- Noncertified RBT Supervisor Form
Voluntary Inactive Status
Transition to November 1, 2019 Requirements
I’m a current RBT-do I need to reapply to meet the new requirements, including taking the certification examination based on the RBT Task List (2nd ed.)?
Do supervisors need to retake the 8‐hour Supervision Training now that there is a 2.0 version?
I have my RBT certification—when do I need to submit the new Renewal Competency Assessment?
I completed the 40‐hour training last year, but my RBT certification application has not yet been approved. Do I need to take a new 40‐hour training based on the RBT Task List (2nd ed.)?
Can I use the Initial Competency Assessment for my renewal? Can I use the Renewal Competency Assessment for my initial application?
Do current RBTs need to reapply to meet the new requirements, including taking the certification examination based on the RBT Task List (2nd ed.)?
If I lose my certification and need to re-apply, do I need to re-take the 40-hour training?
I did not pass the examination within my one‐year examination authorization period—will I need to complete a new 40-hour training when I re-apply?
In this episode of Inside the BACB, Drs. Melissa Nosik and Molli Luke discuss the recent publication of the BACB’s first RBT Handbook and answer frequently asked questions about the RBT certification.