Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training
The Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBTTM) is a paraprofessional who directly gives behavioral intervention in a one-on-one or small group setting from a detailed plan with the goals including:
- improving education
- improving health outcomes
- improving behavior challenges
- improving social behavior
RBTs are credentialed paraprofessionals who practice under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and alongside a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA).
There are many possibilities, including international, for RBT employment upon earning the credential:
- Private family homes
- Residential group homes
- Private and state facilities providing behavioral and mental health services
- Non-profit agencies, health, and human services providers
- Private clinics
- Behavioral in-patient crisis centers
- Schools as a paraprofessional in special or general education settings
- Law enforcement agencies
The average wage of an RBT in southeastern Michigan is $15 - $25 per hour.
RBT skill acquisition and preparation for the BACB RBT examination.
Qualifications for admission to the program
- At least 18 years old
- High school diploma or national equivalent
- Criminal background check
The RBT course includes 40 hours of training and is offered throughout the year.
2017 Upcoming Courses
Six required sessions:
March 17, 24 & 31, and
April 7, 14, & 21
PDED 418 AM
1 credit hour
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Angela Capuano, BCBA-D
Location: UM-Dearborn Campus FCS 188
To encourage RBTs to further their education, CEHHS will offer a $190 scholarship if participants subsequently enroll in a CEHHS degree program. Scholarship eligibility requirements include the following:
- successful completion of the RBT program, competency assessment, and RBT examination;
- admission to and enrollment in a CEHHS degree program within one year of RBT completion; and
- completion of scholarship application.