Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

In response to examination-security breaches and theft of examination content, the BACB will no longer offer remote testing for the RBT examination beginning September 1, 2023. As of that date, candidates must take the examination in person at an authorized testing center.

The Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) 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 an RBT Requirements Coordinator, who is responsible for all work an RBT performs. Additional resources can be found in your BACB account. If you have additional questions, please visit the Contact Us web page.

The RBT Handbook describes the requirements for obtaining and maintaining RBT certification.

Updated: November 2, 2023

The RBT Ethics Code (2.0) outlines the ethics standards to which RBT certificants and applicants must adhere.

Resources for Ethics

14 Ethics Resources

Process to Become RBT and Maintain Certification