A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional certified in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT. Supervisor and/or an RBT Requirements Coordinator, who are responsible for all work RBTs perform. Registered Behavior Technician certification was originally designed for settings in which a BCBA or BCaBA is already providing behavior analysis services. Thus, applying to become an RBT is most likely to occur after the applicant has been employed by the organization in which they will continue their work assisting qualified BCBAs and/or BCaBAs in their service-delivery activities.
There are many benefits to obtaining RBT certification:
This training course 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have increased knowledge of:
Documentation and Reporting
Ethics, Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice
Paige Leung began her career in applied behaviour analysis as a home-based behaviour interventionist, where she found her passion working with children and their families. She now has a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and a Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Since completing her education, Paige has become a Board Supervised Behavior Analyst (BCBA) where she continues to work in both clinical and private settings. She works with a variety of children and their families across British Columbia. One of her favourite parts of her practice is to train and support other behaviour interventionists. She hopes they find the same passion and inspiration that she has discovered.
Kelly Nightingale, M.P.Ed., BCBA has worked in the field of applied behaviour analysis since 2012. She holds a BA in Psychology and Linguistics, a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences and a Masters of Professional Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She was certified by the BACB as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2019. She is also currently working on a graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health.
Kelly has worked primarily in early intervention but has also worked with teens and is currently also working with adults in residential group homes. She has experience working with all ages and a variety of diagnoses and functioning levels. She is passionate about ABA and hopes to inspire others to continue to pursue careers in the field.
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The registration fee for this course is $595.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.