Helping Hands Family Supports You from the Start

HHF offer training and support systems to prepare you for your new career as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). We provide a paid training program, compensating you for the time spent on your RBT training. There is also opportunity for clinical observation during the RBT training period. This includes shadowing experienced RBTs and receiving mentorship from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), who are the direct supervisors of RBTs.

Becoming a Registered Behavior Technician is a great entry point for someone pursuing a career in either applied behavior analysis or early childhood education. While there are basic requirements for becoming an RBT, the experience needed to start is limited. The Helping Hands RBT training is a 4-week process, but we provide ample support and resources to ensure a smooth and worthwhile educational experience!

How Do You Become an RBT?

To become a Registered Behavior Technician, you must meet some basic requirements prior to applying, which are:

  • You must be over 18.
  • You must have graduated with a high school diploma.
  • You must pass both a background check and an abuse registry check.

Apply on Our Website

Helping Hands Family has available RBT positions in PA, NJ, NY, and CT. Our HHF website makes it easy to apply for an RBT position. The application on our website only takes a few minutes to complete and provides an easy uploading tool for a resume. After clicking the submit button, your information and resume is sent directly to our Recruitment Team for evaluation.

Complete the Paid 4-Week Training Program

Generally, all RBTs must complete at least 40-hours of training. There are several options for completing this training. Many companies hiring RBTs, including Helping Hands Family, offer an in-house training to new hires. Another option for completing RBT training is through university coursework or private training companies. The 40-hour RBT Certification Training cannot take longer than 90 days to finish.

At HHF, our training surpasses the required 40-hours with our paid 4-week training program. This paid training program ensures you are prepared for both the RBT Exam and the job itself! The HHF program is a thorough combination of live and online trainings. Through this structured training sequence, an RBT learns about their role, a variety of clinical tasks, and the Helping Hands Family culture. The 4-week program also includes multiple shadowing days with veteran HHF team members to see the RBT role come to life!  

RBT Competency Assessment

Once the training is complete, your next step is to complete an RBT Competency Assessment, which is the first step towards your RBT Certification. This assessment includes 20 items and must be evaluated by a BCBA. It requires you to demonstrate competency in each area listed on the RBT Task List through interviewing or role-playing.

RBT Exam

The RBT Exam is the final step in reaching your RBT Certification! It includes 75 multiple-choice questions. The exam evaluates your knowledge of ABA terminology and theory, which are the topics your 4-week training program focused on. At Helping Hands Family, we support our new RBT hires by reimbursing them for the cost of the RBT Exam! This test is the final step in earning your qualification to practice as an ABA technician!


HHF offers paid training and support throughout the educational process!