Registered Behavior Technician®
How do I become a RBT®?
The first step towards becoming a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is to complete a 40-hour training program, which I am providing to you.
After completing the training, the second step is to pass a competency exam, you will need to find a supervisor to complete your competency exam.
The next important step is to secure a supervisor, as 5% of your working hours as an RBT need to be supervised. Typically, the person who administers your competency exam becomes your supervisor, or another BCBA or BCaBA in your company. However, you need to identify a supervisor as part of your application for the exam, as working as an RBT requires supervision.
Once you have a supervisor, you can move on to the next step, which is to complete the online RBT certification application. You will need to submit the certificate of completion from the training program, as well as other documentation, as outlined on the BACB website.
The BACB will then ask your supervisor to confirm your age and that you have completed a background check. Once these steps are completed, you will need to pay the fees associated with the certification.
If your application is accepted by the BACB, you will be able to register for the RBT exam at a Pearson center.
After passing the exam, you will officially become a Registered Behavior Technician.
If the BACB accepts your application you will be able to register to take the RBT exam at a Pearson center.
Once you pass the exam you can register as a RBT.