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Interested in a Bright Future as an RBT®?

Need a fresh start, looking to make a change for your career, want to get on the ground level in the exciting field of Applied Behavior Analysis? The Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT) position is a GREAT place to start!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects significant job growth through 2029 for Registered Behavior Technicians.

  • 12% job growth for technicians and aides (source:
  • 25% job growth for abuse, disorder, and health counselors (source:

The marketplace for RBTs is expanding as healthcare and educational facilities may prefer hiring social workers, pediatric nurses, health counselors, and psychiatric aides that are certified Registered Behavior Technicians. 

Our Behavior Analysis Essentials: A 40-hour Behavior Technical Training meets the BACB® educational requirement toward their certification and is 100% online, offered year-round. 

Enroll today for $149!

This training program is based on the RBT Task List (2nd Ed.) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT certification. The program is offered independent of the BACB. This course provides only the 40-hour training. For all other BACB requirements for the RBT credential, please reference the RBT Handbook located on the BACB website.

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How Do I Become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®)?

The Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close and ongoing supervision of either a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®), or other individual meeting the BACB® requirements for noncertified RBT supervisors. The RBT is the individual who helps train and implement many of the procedures outlined in a formal behavior services plan, as written and supervised by a BCBA. While an individual may have the generic job title of “ABA Technician,” the term, “RBT” following your name indicates that you have met the rigorous requirements allowing you to earn this nationally recognized professional credential (see below).

“I just wanted to drop in and say THANK YOU to all of my instructors. I took the RBT exam today and passed and was more prepared than I thought. This course has been constructed very well to prepare someone for the exam. I used the B quizzes and final assessment to help me prepare for the RBT exam. I am a terrible nervous test taker, and as I went through it, I felt like I knew the material, and given what I saw as multiple right answers, I could confidently answer, which I learned was the best answer. So, I just want to express my gratitude for the prep, effort, and time that goes into this course.”


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An Overview of RBT Requirements

The RBT is a credential given by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB). After students complete 40-hours of training, applicants must demonstrate that they can competently perform the tasks on the Initial Competency Assessment, as part of the requirements to qualify for RBT certification.


The Initial Competency Assessment 

An RBT applicant must have their skills assessed as part of the credentialing process. Who does this assessment? The BACB defines a “responsible assessor” of the RBT applicant as follows:

A BACB Certificant (BCaBA, BCBA, or BCBA-D®) who has completed the 8-hour supervision training is responsible for overseeing the Competency Assessment. The responsible assessor must ensure that the assessment is conducted in accordance with these requirements: 

  • Sign the Initial Competency Assessment.
  • Maintain records of all assessments conducted; and
  • Ensure that the assessment meets quality standards, even when assistant assessor(s) are involved in conducting the assessment. 

NOTE: The Florida Tech RBT Essentials Training Program does NOT provide this competency assessment service. Students must be assessed by a qualified assessor at their place of employment who meets the above requirements.



RBT Eligibility Flow Chart

RBT Workflow Chart This chart illustrates the path for becoming a registered behavior technician. To be eligible you must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, pass a background check, complete 40-hour training and complete an initial competency assessment. Next, you can apply, then take and pass the RBT exam. Lastly, maintaining your certification: you must receive ongoing supervision, adhere to ethics and renew annually. 18 Years of Age High School Diploma Pass Background Check Complete 40-Hour Training Complete Initial Competency Assessment Meet Eligibility Requirements Take & Pass RBT Exam Apply Maintain Receive Ongoing Supervision Adhere to Ethics Renew Annually

RBT information on requirements and eligibility can also be found on the BACB website.

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What are the Benefits to Becoming a Registered Behavior Technician?

  • Experience greater job fulfillment by more effectively improving the lives of those who need your help

  • Advance your career without having to earn a college degree

  • Gain a much better understanding of the professional practice and principles of applied behavior analysis

Why Take RBT Essentials With Florida Tech?

It's 100% Online

Behavior Analysis Essentials is a 100% online and self-paced training program.

Our Awesome Program!

When taking Behavior Analysis Essentials through Florida Tech, students receive immediate access upon registration for the program. This training utilizes modern technology to ensure a user-friendly and seamless experience. 

  • Interactive video lectures that include exercises and questions, video demonstrations, and practice activities
  • Fluency-building vocabulary flashcards and quizzes to build a firm foundation in the language of ABA
  • Competency quizzes included within each module to build your skills as you go
  • Specific focus on the role of the RBT and what you need to know to be successful in your role
  • Two practice tests to help you prepare for the BACB’s RBT exam

Our Awesome Pass Rate!

At the end of the 40-hour online training program, students take a comprehensive test and must score at least 80-percent to complete the training. (This test may be taken multiple times.) 

For all RBT test-takers in 2021, the BACB reported that students from our program attained a nearly 88% first-time pass rate — the highest RBT exam pass rate for any large training program in the world.

What are the Topics I'll Learn About

Our training fully meets the 40-hour requirement for the RBT credential. Below are the 17-course modules, taken in sequence, that make up the full RBT training course:

  • Introduction to RBT Training
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • The Role of the RBT
  • Concepts and Principles 1
  • Concepts and Principles 2
  • Measurement
  • Data Use
  • Responsible Conduct 1
  • Responsible Conduct 2
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Reinforcement
  • Skill Acquisition 1
  • Skill Acquisition 2
  • Functional Assessment
  • Behavior Reduction Procedures
  • Behavior Reduction Plans
  • Responsible Conduct 3

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RBT Handbook Tasklist

This training program is based on the RBT Task List (2nd Ed.) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT certification. The program is offered independent of the BACB. This course provides only the 40-hour training. For all other requirements for RBT requirements, please reference the RBT Handbook located on the BACB website.

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What If I'm Looking for RBT Training for My Staff?

Company Rewards Program

For more information on how a company can earn free seats and special discounts, please email for information on the RBT Rewards program.

Email Student Services about RBT Rewards

Why FL Tech & Button

“What Else Do I Need to Know?”

Our Partnership.  Behavior Analysis Essentials Training is brought to you by Florida Tech, in partnership with ABA Technologies, Inc., a leader in training behavior analysts.

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Refund Policy

Students may request to drop the course, as long as it is within 30 days of registration and they have not completed anything beyond module 2. To officially drop the course and receive a refund, please contact Student Services at and submit the drop survey. The completed drop survey must be received within this time period to be dropped from the course and receive a refund. The refund is returned to the credit card that was used to pay for the training.

Computer System Requirements

The course is administered through the Canvas LMS.  Your computer must meet Canvas’ minimum requirements.

You will need a computer and internet connection fast enough to handle the types of media you will view in the course. The type of browser used will impact your experience. We strongly recommend you use Chrome or Firefox from a dedicated PC or laptop. Please review the following page to determine if your system is compatible with the Canvas Instructure LMS requirements. A computer that meets or exceeds the following specifications is required:

  • High-speed internet connection (cable, DSL or better)
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 10 or higher
    • Mac OS 11 Big Sur or higher  
  • Computer must have:
    • Administrative rights on the computer (most home computers) or
    • An IT department that can install necessary software (most work computers)
    • Speakers or headphones to hear audio broadcast
    • Google Chrome (most current version) required, Firefox or Edge will also work
    • PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader

Enroll today for $149!



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