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I have developed a 40 hour course that meets the BACB course requirements for the RBT credential. The cost is only $80/person ($50 for certain countries) and I can provide the final annual assessment/checkoff for $80. Of course you can use your local BCBA or BCABA to do the checkoff and to continue your supervision.

BCABAs and Higher can review a sample of one of the units for free by writing me.

The Introduction and link to the course is at bottom of the page:


RBT Course

This training is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB. 


The BACB RBT Task List can be found here:




We have prepared a 40 hour course to meet the BACBs new RBT requirement. This will become the official credential of technicians, therapists and trainers that qualifies them to carry out acquisition and more complex behavior change plans. The course will involve studying 20 2 hour units developed on the Programmed Instruction (PI) model of Skinner, and reviewing the videos and other material on our RBT website (ABAenglish)   one small basic book,  Progress without Punishment by Donnellan or Lavigna (available from interlibrary loan or $4 used from amazon).

Anyone is welcome to learn all they can by studying the RBT website, the Wiki pages it links to, and watching the video links on Youtube, but to earn the RBT credential it is necessary to complete each 2 hour unit. We will send you the first unit when you have paid, and the next after you have mastered the first.  The Price is $80 per person for our course(discounts apply to some countries).

You will also have to be assessed/checked off in an interview by a Behavior Analyst (BCABA or higher) to be listed under your supervisor at the board as a RBT. Also you must fill out an application at the BACB and pay a fee.


To summarize the task list, it requires technicians to demonstrate skills in measurement including how to prepare for skill acquisition sessions, how to record data for continuous procedures (such as frequency and duration) discontinuous measurement (such as partial, whole interval or momentary time sampling) How to record permanent products, and how to enter and graph data.

It trains technicians to describe behavior and measureable terms, to conduct preference assessments, And how to assist with individualized assessments, and functional analysis procedures.

Under learning to train skill acquisition procedures, reading skill acquisition plans, preparing for the skill session, using reinforcement, implementing discrete trials, naturalistic, and chaining, implementing discrimination and stimulus control or fading, using and fading prompts, assist with the training of stakeholders.

Learning behavior reduction procedures including reading behavior plans, describing function of behavior, using antecedent (environmental) techniques, using reinforcement schedules (DRA, DRO) using extinction, and other emergency reaction strategies.

Documentation of factors regarding clients status and session notes. Communicating with supervisors, reporting abuse or neglect, and collecting and storing data.

Professional Conduct, such as describing the RBTs role, responding to feedback and developing job skills, how to communicate with families and other stakeholders, avoiding dual relationships and other conflicts of interest and how to maintain client dignity.

And here are the details. Note that much of the following information will direct you to other pages on this website, and links on Wikipedia. To complete the course you must master all of our 20 2 hour units, and review the pages on the website below, the wiki pages, and the book (Progress Without Punishment). You may watch as many of the video links as you like.