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
  • Hospitals
  • 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.

Course Objective

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

1 credit hour
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Angela Capuano, BCBA-D
Location: UM-Dearborn Campus FCS 188

Registration and Additional Information

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.