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 May 3, 2024
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

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Better Understanding Supervision as an RBT card thumbnail
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Considerations for Reporting an Alleged Violation Against an RBT card thumbnail
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