Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Review the December 2023 BACB Newsletter for details on new RBT requirements and a new RBT examination that will launch in 2026.

What is RBT Certification?

The Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) certification is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior-analytic services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor and/or RBT Requirements Coordinator who is responsible for their work.

Video: What is an RBT


How to Obtain and Maintain RBT Certification

Start With the RBT Handbook
Updated December 29, 2023
To get started, review the RBT Handbook and watch these videos. Other important stops in your journey will include the RBT Ethics Code (2.0) and the Recent and Upcoming Changes to BACB Requirements web page. If you have questions, please use the Contact Us Form.

Video: How to Become an RBT

Video: Maintain Your RBT Certification


Resources for RBTs

2022 RBT 40-Hour Training Pass Rates card thumbnail
40-Hour Training Fact Sheet card thumbnail
40-Hour Training Packet card thumbnail
5 Must-Know RBT Application Tips card thumbnail
7 FAQs for RBTs Pursuing BCBA or BCaBA Certification card thumbnail
BACB Certificant Registry card thumbnail
BACB Disciplinary Actions card thumbnail
Better Understanding Supervision as an RBT card thumbnail
Code-Enforcement Procedures card thumbnail
Considerations for Reporting Against an RBT card thumbnail
Continuity of Services: Reminders for RBTs card thumbnail
Ethical Responsibilities as an RBT card thumbnail
Ethics Information card thumbnail
Examination Appeals card thumbnail
Getting to Know the RBT Application and Examination card thumbnail
Helpful Ethics Resources card thumbnail
How to Become an RBT card thumbnail
How to Represent Your BACB Certification Status card thumbnail
Initial Competency Assessment card thumbnail
Initial Competency Assessment Fact Sheet card thumbnail
Instructions for Adding/Removing Supervisees card thumbnail
Introduction to the RBT Ethics Code (2.0) card thumbnail
Maintaining Your RBT Certification card thumbnail
Noncertified RBT Supervisor Form card thumbnail
Notice of Alleged Violation Against a Certificant card thumbnail
Overview of RBT Requirements card thumbnail
Proper ID for Exam card thumbnail
RBT Application Process card thumbnail
RBT Certification and the First–Ever RBT Handbook card thumbnail
RBT Certification Examination card thumbnail
RBT Certification Maintenance Requirements card thumbnail
RBT Certification Updates card thumbnail
RBT Ethics Code (2.0) card thumbnail
RBT Examination Accommodation Request card thumbnail
RBT Handbook card thumbnail
RBT Renewal Competency Assessment Packet card thumbnail
RBT Renewal Steps card thumbnail
RBT Return from Voluntary Inactive Status Application card thumbnail
RBT Voluntary Inactive Status Application card thumbnail
Register to Take the Exam card thumbnail
Reporting to the Ethics Department card thumbnail
Self-Reporting card thumbnail
Self-Reporting Statement card thumbnail
Supervision and Training card thumbnail
Supervision Checklist for RBTs card thumbnail
Supervision Checklist for Supervisors & Requirements Coordinators card thumbnail
Task List (2nd ed.) card thumbnail
Tips for New Certificants card thumbnail
What is an RBT card thumbnail
When RBT Certification Doesn’t Go as Planned card thumbnail
When Supervising RBTs Doesn’t Go as Planned card thumbnail