I’m a therapist…
If you are an ABA therapist, you know what its like when you tell others you’re a therapist. You explain that your not a speech therapist, not an occupational therapist, not a teacher and not an ECE, but an ABA therapist or behavior therapist. Yet that doesn’t seem to help. It’s very exciting to know that there is now a credential for ABA therapists. You can now become a Registered Behavior Technician!
So what does that mean???
It means you can say you’re a Registered Behavior Technician!
So, a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®) is a nationally recognized credential offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®). The RBT is a paraprofessional that practices under close, and ongoing supervision of a BCBA/BCaBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the implementation of behavior-analytic services, working directly with clients and therefore training in Applied Behavior Analysis is essential (BACB.com).
How do you become a Registered Behavior Technician???
First, you need to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, then you need to find an RBT program offered by a BCBA/BCaBA. You can find these courses online or on-site (check out www.attcourse.com). You need to complete 40 hours of training which outlines the RBT Task list. Once you have completed the course work, you’ll need to complete a competency assessment which is conducted by a BCBA/BCaBA and write a final exam.
Once the BACB reviews your documents and you pass the written exam, you will become a Registered Behavior Technician.
With summer around the corner, who wants to do an on-site class? Imagine sitting in your backyard or on a beach and completing your 40 hours of training… Imagine that!
To learn more, go to www.attcourses.com and see some of the training options available.