Among the most impactful positions in the world of ABA therapy, it’s safe to say that Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are essential to successfully applied behavior therapy! If you have a passion for uplifting others and enjoy learning about behavior, a career as an RBT may be the perfect fit for you!
Since RBTs provide support for children with autism in all walks of life, each day is filled with ever-changing learning opportunities and variety! Under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), RBTs deliver behavior plan interventions, which include observing and recording lesson progress. An RBT’s main goal is to work with other clinic staff to provide comprehensive and compassionate ABA therapy. In addition to providing direct care in our balanced learning environments, sharing goal progress with other team members and parents is another key component that guides our holistic approach to ABA.
Whether you are hoping to serve as a beacon of encouragement for children with ASD, or you would like to become a BCBA someday, becoming an RBT is one of the most beneficial first steps you can take.
Basic Eligibility Requirements for Registered Behavior Technicians
Fortunately, earning your RBT certification is a relatively straightforward process that can be obtained by following a set number of instructions, which Helping Hands Family will help you with every step of the way. The basic eligibility requirements for all RBT candidates include:
- Being 18 years or older
- Having a high school diploma
- Passing background history clearances
- Completing 40 hours of approved RBT coursework
- Completing the initial competency assessment
Apply & Take the RBT Exam
After acceptance of your application by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, you are now eligible to take the RBT exam. The exam is only available through the Pearson testing center, which offers both in-person and online exam opportunities.
After the successful completion of your exam, you will be awarded your RBT certification. Next is preparing for a fulfilling career in improving others’ lives!
To maintain your credentials, all you need to do is renew the certification annually, meet the supervision requirements, and adhere to the behavior therapy code of ethics. For more information about any of these steps, view our RBT information page for helpful resources and other invaluable tips!
Find Insightful RBT Support at Helping Hands Family
As caring ABA providers that provide autism services in Delaware County and throughout the northeast, we provide our up-and-coming RBTs with a wealth of dynamic learning opportunities. In our state-of-the-art clinics, aspiring RBTs gain direct insight into the field of ABA therapy, while mastering a range of fundamentals that are best obtained through the hands-on learning environment.
At Helping Hands Family, we provide 4-weeks of impactful development that involves shadowing, one-on-one training, and an immersive, 40-hour online program. This training is paid for by HHF and exceeds industry standards. This comprehensive approach offers our RBTs a broader scope of practical and functional behavior training tools that lead to confidence and success in the field!
Excited to learn more about ABA career opportunities or have questions? Get in touch with our HHF support center for guidance. As a company, we offer paid training and preparation for a successful career!