Overview of Changes to the RBT Credential

Overview of Changes to the RBT Credential 

This course will address regulatory requirements set forth by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB®) for Registered Behavior Technician™ Certification (RBT®). A high-level overview of the RBT® Task List, Competency Assessment, and supervision requirements will be provided along with an in-depth review of the new RBT® Ethics Code. Recent changes to these requirements will be emphasized. 

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


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-OCRBTC
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
Learning Objectives:
Identify changes made to the RBT Credential.
Apply the RBT Ethics Code to various situations that arise during the provision of applied behavior analysis services.
Provide examples of newly added tasks to the RBT Task List: Shaping, token economy, and seeking direction from supervisor.
Describe 7 additional skills required by the RBT Competency Renewal Assessment.
Describe upcoming changes related to supervision.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: An Evolving Profession

Brief History of the RBT Designation

Overview of Changes to the RBT Credential

The Impact of the Changes



Section 3: RBT Ethics Code

The Necessity of Ethical Standards

RBT Ethics Code

Section 1-Responsible Conduct

Knowledge Check

Section 2- Responsibility to Clients

Section 3- Competence and Service Delivery



Section 4: Changes to the RBT Task List

Process for Making RBT Task List Changes

Items Deleted from the RBT Task List

New Additions to the RBT Task List


Token Economies

Seeking Clinical Direction

Reworded Items on the RBT Task List



Section 5: Changes to RBT Training, Exam, and Competency


Refinement of Training and Competencies

Training Hours

Trainer Requirements

Exam Format

RBT Competency Assessment



Section 6: Supervision Changes and Considerations

Supervision Amount and Structure

Supervisor Relationship

Supervisor Training

Supervisor Qualifications



Section 7: Conclusion


Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D 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: Registered Behavior Technician; 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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