RBT is an acronym for Registered Behavior Technician. A Registered Behavior Technician gets the title once they have completed the paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis and passed the exam provided by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
A Registered Behavior Technician provides services and practices under the direction and supervision of a BCBA. To become an RBT, one must go through a 40-hour training, complete their initial competency assessment, and pass the RBT examination. In order to maintain their certification, an RBT must consistently receive ongoing supervision of at least 5% spent monthly, follow the Registered Behavior Technician code of ethics and self-reporting requirements, as well as renew their certificate every year.
What does a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) do?
An RBT works one on one with a client. He or she will follow a daily schedule created by the BCBA incorporating a lot of play in the day. The schedule can include working on:
- social skills
- taking part in leisure skills
- functional academics
- community use
- health and safety
An RBT is responsible for taking data, communicating with their BCBA, implementing programs, interacting with parents, and being able to manage and work through any challenging behaviors.
A Registered Behavior Technician’s job is rewarding and life-changing since they create a difference in their client’s world.