Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training Program

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The Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the ongoing supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic interventions. RBTs are ABA technicians; however, they carry the RBT credential, which is a nationally recognized professional credential that requires more extensive training. The FranU Registered Behavior Technician™ training program is based on the RBT Task List (2nd Ed.) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement and initial competency assessment for RBT certification. All content is housed in one fully online 2 credit hour course. The training program is offered independent of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCAB).

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Benefits to becoming a Registered Behavior Technician include:

  • · Greater job satisfaction enriching the lives of those who need your help
  • · Opportunity to advance your career without having to earn a college degree
  • · Enhanced understanding of the professional practice and principles of applied behavior analysis

FranU’s ABA program’s vision is to be a leader in training behavior analysts in the Gulf South region. To this end, we offer comprehensive training designed to meet RBT credentialing requirements. Our modules incorporated in the 8-week PSYC 1210 RBT Training course cover:

  • · Module 1: Introduction to ABA and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • · Module 2: Measurement and Data Collection
  • · Module 3: Assessment
  • · Module 4: Skill Acquisition
  • · Module 5: Behavior Reduction
  • · Module 6: Documentation and Professional Conduct
  • · Module 7: Final Exam
  • · Module 8: RBT Competency Assessment

All modules include:

  • · Video demonstrations, practice activities, and group study sessions facilitated by a BCBA.
  • · Study guides, fluency-building vocabulary flashcards, and quizzes to build a firm foundation in the language of ABA.
  • · Competency quizzes included within each module to build your skills as you go
  • · Specific focus on the role of the RBT and what you need to know to be successful in your role
  • · Two practice tests to help you prepare for the RBT exam
  • · RBT Initial Competency Assessment included. All skills outlined by the BACB are formally assessed so students are prepared to sit for the RBT exam upon course completion.

At the end, students must pass a comprehensive exam and the RBT competency assessment to complete the training.

The RBT course is offered each semester in January, May and August.

Admission requirements:

1. Completed Application and payment of application fee;

2. Graduation from high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or completion of the GED exam with a minimum score of 400. Note: If the student has attended College, a College transcript with a minimum 2.0 GPA may be substituted for the required high school transcript. (30 semester credit hour minimum)

**Students have 180 days from the date of registration to complete the course. Students may not complete the training in fewer than five days. These restrictions are set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®.**