Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)


2024 Course Schedule

  • TBA
  • Course will meet on campus twice per week


A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional within the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy who has received the training and demonstrated competency to become certified to support the work of a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Under the supervision of a BCBA, RBTs help to implement behavioral interventions and other teaching strategies to help individuals struggling with behavioral challenges.

The 40-hour RBT training program provides instruction on basic ABA assessment and measurement techniques, programming for skill acquisition, behavior reduction procedures, proper documentation, and ethical standards and requirements. Upon completion of the RBT training program, individuals must pass the RBT Competency Assessment demonstrating their skills in the field. Twenty additional hours of fieldwork placement at a local community health organization is also required.

Job Growth and Wages

The average rate of pay for a Registered Behavior Technician is $21.00 – $27.00 per hour.

Job Opportunities

  • Positions in area schools
  • Positive Behavior Supports Corp. (PBS)
  • Behavioral Concepts (BCI)
  • Applied Behavioral Mental Health Counseling
  • Other local agencies

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Contact Us

Tiffany Moreno, Instructional Program Manager: Health and Wellness

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This project is funded through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) FY’21-FY’22 Appropriations and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and is administered by the Commonwealth Corporation.