The Registered Behaviour TechnicianTM (RBT®) is a nationally recognized paraprofessional certification within the field of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). RBTs assist in areas such as delivering direct behaviour-analytic services, aiding in implementing behaviour plans which are developed by the BCBA or BCaBA, and collecting data. 

The course will educate participants on the theory and practice of ABA, with an emphasis on how to apply evidence-based strategies to teaching situations, and program development for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is the objective that participants will complete the course with an understanding of the principles of ABA that can be used in the classroom and home environments to increase skill acquisition and independence and decrease challenging behaviours. 

Applications are due March 1, 2023. Acceptance to the program is by application and interview only. For questions, contact shira@kaylas.org.

What is a RBT?

The Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional certification in behaviour analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behaviour analytic services and practice under the close supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

This course will combine virtual and in-person training that will prepare you for the competency assessment and RBT exam. The coursework is based on the second edition of the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) task list published by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Upon completion of the training, you will be prepared to work with clients using principles of ABA in direct therapy.

Who Can Take This Course?

This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and those interested in pursuing an RBT. It is appropriate for educators or students looking to improve their skills in supporting clients with special needs. It is a unique opportunity to learn the skills in an all-female setting with content geared towards Jewish day school.

This course is an excellent way to learn about ABA and the first steps towards RBT certification. Upon successful completion of the training, candidates can be offered employment with KCC.

What Will the Course Cover?

This course will cover topics related to education and behaviour management. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Various types of assessments: preference assessments, individualized assessment, behaviour assessment
  • Data collection (frequency, duration, interval, etc.) and graphing
  • Teaching new skill such as discrete trial, chaining, task analysis, shaping, and reinforcement
  • Teaching supports (visuals, schedules, etc.)
  • Prompting and prompt fading
  • Behaviour management
    • Functions of behaviour
    • Differential reinforcement and extinction
    • Preventative and consequence strategies
  • Ethics and code of conduct

We will be covering behavioural and teaching principles from the RBT task list that can be applied to a classroom or therapeutic setting.  It will focus on effective teaching strategies, prevention of challenging behaviour and its management, and data collection and tracking.

What’s Included?

40 hours of online training (done at your pace)

Hands-on training with a BCBA in our ABA clinic

Competency assessment signed by a BCBA

Fees & Timing

This course will take place in Summer 2023
Coursework (40 hours): $275
Training and Preparation (20 internship hours): $350
Competency Assessment: $150

Participants can choose to complete all 3 components of the course, or only the coursework (without the internship and competency assessment).

*Scholarships are available for students who are accepted to attend KCC’s week-long overnight camp.

For participants interested in pursuing a career in ABA, KCC will be offering hands-on practicum opportunities on-site with KCC students. Participants who successfully complete all requirements will be referred to job placements and clients of their own.

Please note: Completing this 40-hour course covering the 2nd edition task list is only one component required in order to apply for certification. Please see the Behavior Analysis Certification Board website  for more information on the application process. To align with the BACB’s requirements for the 40 hour RBT training, “The cumulative duration of your training must be at least 40 hours. The training must be completed within a 180-day period and in no less than a 5-day period.” For more information please see the  RBT 40 Hour Training Packet.

  • Please describe any education/training in or experience working/volunteering with children age 5-12 years.
  • Please describe any education/training in or experience working/volunteering with youth age 13-18 years
  • Please describe any experience working/volunteering with people with disabilities or special needs.
  • Please describe any knowledge of child development.
  • Please describe any experience working/volunteering in or education/training in behaviour management, crisis intervention, and/or ABA therapy training.
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