The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who directly gives behavioral intervention in a one-on-one or small group setting from a detailed plan.
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) with goals including:
- Improving education
- Improving health outcomes
- Improving behavior challenges
- Improving social behavior
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
- Nonprofit 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 southeast Michigan is $15 - $25 per hour.
- 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.
Fifteen required sessions: Tuesdays/Thursdays
July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, and
August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
PDED 418 AM, Section 201
1 credit hour
6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Angela Capuano, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LP
Location: UM-Dearborn Campus FCS Room 258
To register for this course, please complete this Registration Form.
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.