Designing a Comprehensive RBT Training Program

Designing a Comprehensive RBT Training Program 

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has released a new credential for front line staff known as the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), to ensure a minimum level of competence in the provision of Applied Behavior Analysis. In this course youll learn everything you need to know to be in compliance with this new requirement. You will become familiar with the minimum requirements for the credential, the RBT Task List that your initial training must cover, how to administer the Competency Assessment, and what you need to know about the application process. The intended audience is Board Certified Behavior Analysts that must provide the training and assessment. Administrators that assist with hiring front line staff could also benefit from the information contained within. *Participant complaints regarding this or any other BACB CE event requirements violations must first be directed, in writing, to the Relias Learning ACE Coordinator, Rhonda Davin, PhD. Please contact Dr. Davin via email: [email protected] The ACE Coordinator will make every reasonable attempt to resolve participant complaints; however, should the ACE Coordinator be unable to resolve the complaint, the complainant may file a formal complaint directly with the BACB.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-DCRTP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain the requirements and process for an RBT to get registered with the BACB.
Identify sections on the RBT Task List that you are expected to teach.
Provide practice exercises to get would-be RBTs ready to perform the skills on their Task List, and abide by the requirements of the Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and/or Ethical Compliance Code.
Define and set measurement criteria for an objective Competency Assessment.
Identify for the ongoing supervision requirements from the BACB.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: RB What? A. The Newest BACB Credential B. The RBT Task List C. Training and Assessment Requirements D. RBT Competency Assessment E. Application Process F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Section A- Measurement A. Using Materials B. Data-Based Decisions C. Measurement Reliability Checks D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Section B- Assessment A. Preference Assessments B. Preferences vs. Reinforcers C. Functional Assessment D. Assessment Assistance E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Section C- Skill Acquisition A. Shaping and Chaining it All Together B. Practice Mini-Goals C. Generalization and Maintenance Procedures D. Assistance With Training Others E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Section D- Behavior Reduction A. Discriminate Before You Operate B. Reading a Behavior Reduction Plan C. Instructional Control D. Differential Reinforcement Procedures E. Crisis and Emergency Procedures F. Review G. Summary Section 7: Section E- Documentation and Reporting A. Identifying the Requirements B. Good, Bad, and Ugly Notes C. Skill Acquisition Documents D. Scare Them Straight E. Review F. Summary Section 8: Section F- Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice A. Boundaries of Competency B. Communication and Dual Relationships C. Client Dignity D. Review E. Summary Section 9: Conclusion A. Your Responsibilities as a Supervisor B. Summary C. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Anne Lau M.Ed., NCC, BCBA
Anne Lau is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has specialized in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) since 2004. She earned her Master's in Education (Counseling) from University of Hawaii in 2008 and shortly thereafter became a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Annejoined the Autism Behavior Consulting Group in 2010, where she assisted in opening The ABC Clinic, a specialty school for children with autism, and other learning challenges, in Aiea, on the island of Oahu. She completed coursework in behavior analysis through the University of North Texas and became board certified in 2010. Anne is the current president of the Hawai'i Association of Behavior Analysis (HABA), and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of Autism Training Solutions (ATS) . She is also a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International and the American Counseling Association.Anne’s interests include: the core social deficits of autism (as a lack of pairing with reinforcement), Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, feeding problems, parent group training, precision teaching, and organizational behavior management. Disclosure: Anne Lau M.Ed., NCC, BCBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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