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BT 1100

RBT: Behavior Technician Specialist

Online Certification Training

Earning this certification will allow you to conduct one-on-one sessions with patients and provide behavior analytic services, under the supervision of a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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12  Weeks
Program Length
RBT
Certification
$29,000
Avg. Starting Salary
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What Does a Behavior Technician Do?

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) works in clinical settings under the supervision of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) to provide treatment plans for patients like autistic children or developmentally disabled adults. The field is focused on science and human behavior and how to alleviate problematic behaviors in individuals. RBTs may also work in schools or home settings to assist patients in reducing problematic behaviors or learning daily living skills.

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Behavior Technicians will see available jobs grow 23.1% over the next ten years.
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What You’ll Learn
BT 1100
Behavior Technician Specialist

If you have a love of psychology and behavioral health, a behavior technician role provides a good balance of both. Our Behavior Technician Specialist certification program sets you up to begin your career with the skills to thrive and earn your credentials as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).

Through the MedCerts RBT program, you will learn a series of documentation and protocol rules and regulations that have to be adhered to, not only for thorough records but also according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) guidelines and HIPAA regulations. You will study a list of subjects written by a licensed BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctorate) and BCBA in order to learn the material needed to test and pass the BACB RBT Certification exam. Both of these are extremely important – this course is offered as part of the RBT training and should be understood prior to taking the BACB examination for the RBT certificate.

You’ll encounter a variety of individuals in the healthcare industry and having training in Professionalism in Allied Health will prepare you to handle any situation that comes your way. Each customer, patient, or client is critical no matter where you work, and no organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills.

In order to become a fully certified Registered Behavior Technician, you will be required to complete a 40-hour training before being eligible to take the RBT exam. After passing the exam, you’ll be qualified for a number of Behavior Technician related jobs and be responsible for direct contact with patients in various settings. Earning the RBT certification demonstrates your expertise in ensuring the proper treatment of your patients and providing excellent customer service.

*PLEASE NOTE: This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List (2nd ed.) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB.

There are additional requirements (outside of training and examination) mandated by the BACB for those on the path to earning the RBT designation. Visit www.bacb.com/rbt for more information.

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  1. Provide a direct implementation of behavior-analytic services based on the BCBA’s recommendations
  2. Reduce/avoid behaviors while understanding the motivational operations behind their behaviors
  3. Have a basic understanding of applied behavior analysis and functional behavior assessment tools
  4. Teach children and adults language/communication, social skills, daily living/adaptive skills, pre-academic skills, and more while recording and analyzing data along with the BCBA
  5. Comprehend and define behavior clearly and set a measurement technique
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Competency assessments
  3. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center

Clinical Requirements

  1. Completion of competency assessment
  2. Completion of background check
  3. Completion of RBT application with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
BT 3011

Registered Behavior Technician Training

40 hours
Length
4 Weeks
Duration

This course satisfies the 40 hours of training required for becoming a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and follows the BACB task list, which is included in the supplemental materials as a reference. An RBT is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. This training course teaches evidence-based behavior intervention techniques and strategies for individuals including but not limited to: Data Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. This online course is designed to give the learner a basic understanding of applied behavior analysis, functional behavior assessment tools, teaching methods, behavior change strategies, and ethical guidelines for therapists treating children and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.

The training will cover all of the tasks and subtasks in the RBT Task List and the ethics requirements that have been designated as being relevant for behavior technicians. To obtain the RBT credential you must also complete a criminal background check, pass the RBT Competency Assessment, and pass the RBT exam. The training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB. (For more information, please visit: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/).

    • Learn how to provide direct implementation of behavior-analytic services based on the BCBA’s recommendations
    • Teach children language/communication, social skills, daily living/adaptive skills, pre-academic skills, and more while recording and analyzing data along with the BCBA
    • Working with a children and breaking steps into small skills, teaching one sub skill at a time until mastery
    • Comprehend and define behavior clearly and set a measurement technique
    • Understanding how to reduce/avoid behaviors while understanding the motivational operations behind their behaviors
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
BT 3011 4 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
Total Program Duration 12 Weeks

Behavior Technician Specialist

Job Opportunities

Direct Care Staff

$15,000 – $41,000
Estimated Salary
Entry Level

Registered Behavior Technician

$20,000 – $45,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Daycare Supervisor

$18,000 – $76,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers


  1. This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List (2nd ed.) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB.
  2. There are additional requirements (outside of training and examination) mandated by the BACB for those on the path to earning the RBT designation. Visit www.bacb.com/rbt for more information.