What is an RBT?

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). RBTs work directly with individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities, and they assist in implementing behavior analysis interventions designed by the BCBA or BCaBA.

The role of an RBT includes implementing behavior change procedures, collecting data, and assisting with assessments under the direction and close supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA. They work in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, hospitals, and homes.

To become an RBT, one must complete at least 40 hours of training in behavior analysis, pass a competency assessment, and undergo a background check. RBTs must also adhere to a professional code of ethics and renew their certification annually by completing continuing education requirements.

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