Looking for a Career as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)?

What is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)?

They are individuals with specific training in behavior analysis (training based on the RBT® Task List). Paraprofessionals who implement behavior change programs under the supervision of a qualified supervisor. RBTs assist Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts® (BCaBA®s) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®s) in providing quality services to clients in various settings. RBTs are often critical to producing meaningful change in the lives of the clients and caregivers who they serve.

Are There a Lot of RBTs? 

Some RBT facts about the RBT credential:

  • More than 112,317 are currently registered as RBTs.
  • RBTs have provided services in more than 50 countries.
  • Published RBT exam pass rates data indicate that for first-time testers in 2021 who had taken the Florida Tech/ABA Technologies, Inc. 40-hour training had an 89.8% pass rate!
Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d). BACB certificant data. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/BACB-certificant-data.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d). BACB certificant data. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/BACB-certificant-data.

  • The Florida Tech/ABA Technologies program had the 5th largest enrollment of RBT candidates.
BACB RBT Pass rates by volume

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d). BACB certificant data. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/BACB-certificant-data.

What Kind of Work Will I Do as an RBT?

RBTs work with a variety of individuals and in a range of settings. Their work includes assisting with and carrying out assessment protocols and behavior change procedures, collecting and graphing data, and reporting client-specific changes to supervisors. Their work impacts clients’ lives and those of their clients’ families, caregivers, and community!

Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d). BACB certificant data. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/BACB-certificant-data.

How Much Money Does an RBT Make?

According to ZipRecruiter, as of Feb 7, 2022, the average annual pay for a Registered Behavioral Technician in the United States is $41,366 a year, approximately $19.89 an hour, $796/week, or $3,447/month.

ZipRecuiter RBT Salary

What are RBT Certificate Requirements?

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board requires simple steps:

  • You are 18 or older and have completed high school (or a high school equivalent).
  • You have completed a 40-hour training that meets the BACB’s requirements. 
  • You have completed the RBT Competency Assessment with a certified individual. This will also be done on an ongoing basis to maintain the credential.
  • You pass a criminal background check.

What are My Costs for the Certification?

  • Required 40-Hour RBT Essentials Training = $149 (watch for specials)!
  • Required BACB application fee = $50
  • Required RBT Exam = $45
  • Optional Behavior Analysis Essentials = $42.99

Breaking Down Florida Tech and ABA Technologies RBT Essentials

  • RBT Essentials is a 40-hour training that meets the BACB’s requirements and is provided by Florida Tech’s ABA Online program.
    • Comprehensive training covers all content from the RBT Task List and the RBT Ethics Code (2.0).
    • 100% online. Complete the course anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.
    • Self-paced but must be completed within 180 days.
  • High-quality training designed, built, and taught by experienced BCBAs, with RBTs in mind.
    • Specific focus on the role of the RBT and what you need to know to be successful in your role.
    • Fantastic tech support team is only a phone call or email away to resolve any problems quickly and stress-free.
  • Instructional design geared toward keeping learners engaged to facilitate learning.
    • Modules include video lectures with exercises and questions, video demonstrations, video application practice activities.
    • Fluency building vocabulary flashcards and quizzes to build a firm foundation in the language of ABA.
    • Module competency quizzes are included within each module to build your skills as you go.
    • Two practice tests to help you prepare for the RBT exam.

What Resources Are There for Prospective RBTs?

For more information and to register, contact abareg@fit.edu

 

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This training program is based on the RBT Task list (2nd edition) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT certification. This program is offered independent of the BACB.

RBT Essentials Training is great for organizations too!

  • Administrator reports or grade book access available to organizations to easily track employee progress

  • Group discounts are available with no contract required!
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