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40 Hour RBT Training Course

Become a Registered behavior Technician!

Special Learning’s Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) 2.0 Training Course is a challenging program designed not only to meet, but to exceed the 40-hour training requirement for RBT certification established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 2nd Edition RBT Task List. The program is offered independent of the BACB.

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential is an internationally recognized credential for individuals implementing ABA programs. This credential is issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), an international organization that governs the field of behavior analytics and certifies Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). Go here to learn more: www.bacb.com.

With the introduction of the BACB’s RBT 2.0 Task List, we combined new technology and ABA evidence-based strategies within each module – all of which are delivered with experienced RBT and Behavior Analyst Supervisors. The trainers in our programs have over 100 years of combined experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

This is the only RBT 2.0 Program that delivers the best-in-class online experience for individual practitioners and for organizations to train their staff and to enable them to apply their knowledge from day 1. Presenters in this course include experts like Dr. Jon Bailey, BCBA-D and Dr. Peter Gerhardt, BCBA-D.

Our program was designed to have students succeed and is unique in that it not only covers task list items outlined by the board, but also includes other important topics RBTs will encounter while working in the field of behavior analysis like:

  • Working in multiple settings (i.e. home-based, clinic-based, school-based, community-based)
  • Working across different populations (i.e. Persons with ASD, ADHD, Dual-diagnosis, behavioral diagnosis etc.)
  • Real-life ethical situations and how to maneuver through them taught by Ethics guru Dr. Bailey, BCBA-D
  • Transition across a life-span with Transition expert Dr. Peter Gerhardt, BCBA-D

To learn more or to request a course syllabus, email us at: training@special-learning.com

Individuals who complete our training will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately implement applied behavior analysis techniques and strategies with a high degree of treatment fidelity. Our objective is to create practitioners that can effectively and ethically carry out the duties and responsibility of an ABA practitioner without geographical boundaries preventing individuals from receiving treatment.  (Our previous RBT 1.0 course was a great success with self-reporting from students that 94% of those who utilized our past course passed the exam on their first attempt.)

Course Format & Benefits:

  • Our course is covered within 180 days.  (Please note: Each student must take the class for a minimum of 5 days.)
  • As the format is 100% virtual, anyone in the world can access our program at any time that is convenient for them 
  • We utilize easily accessible video conferencing tools, pre-recorded webcasts and literature reviews to ensure an integrated, holistic experience.  
  • The Course subjects are easily mapped-out to the Task List items for easy identification
  • 21 modules delivered by multiple Behavior Analysts
  • Over 80 Integrated Active Student Responding (ASRs) throughout the course to build fluency
  • Over 60 Video Modeling and Scenarios to demonstrate proper application of ABA
  • Pre-quizzes to establish baseline knowledge per section
  • Post-quizzes and a comprehensive final exam to demonstrate mastery of concepts.
  • Students get exposed to 250 questions with multiple SDs to support retention of acquired skills
  • On-demand access to training
  • Immediate delivery of Certificate of Completion with the successful passing of the program

TITLES IN COURSE (Click Here to Learn more about each title):

Module 1: ABA Overview 

Module 2: Section F (Part I)- Role of an RBT® and Career Advancement

Module 3: Comprehensive Overview of ABA Techniques – Back to the Basics

Module 4: Section A (Part 1)-Measurement-  The Science and Driving-Force of ABA

Module 5:  Section A (Part 2)-Measurement- Without Data and Analysis . . .It Does Not Exist

Module 6: Section E- Documenting and Reporting- CART: Confidentiality, Accountability, Reliability, and Trustworthy

Module 7: Section B (Part 1)- Assessment – The Starting Point of a Successful ABA Program

Module 8: Section B (Part 2)- Assessment- Remove the Assumption and Identify the Function

Module 9: Section F (Part 2)- Review of the RBT® Ethics Code 

Module 10: Section F (Part 3)- RBT® Ethics & Scenarios Q & A with Dr. Bailey, BCBA-D

Module 11: Section D (Part 1)- Behavior Reduction- Introduction to Problem Behaviors

Module 12: Section D (Part 2)- Behavior Reduction- Using Evidence-Based Techniques to Change the MO & Decrease Problem Behaviors

Module 13: Section D (Part 3)- Behavior Reduction- Implementing Reinforcement while Decreasing Problematic Behaviors

Module 14: Section D (Part 4)-  Behavior Reduction- Severe Problem Behavior and Scenarios 

Module 15:  Section C (Part 1)- Skill Acquisition- Intro to Skill Acquisition

Module 16: Section C (Part 2)- Skill Acquisition- Teaching the Way the Student Learns

Module 17: Section C (Part 3)- Skill Acquisition- From Table-time to the Real-world

Module 18:  Section C (Part 4)- Skill Acquisition- Building and Teaching Complex Skills

Module 19: Section C (Part 5)- Skill Acquisition- Visuals and Prompting

Module 20: Transition in Practice Series with Dr. Peter Gerhardt: Planning for Transition (Middle School to High School)

Module 21: Implementing Programming

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Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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