Our teaching team is made up of renowned behaviour analysts with extensive professional experience in both the public and private sectors. 


ABA with RBT(TM) Training Program - Winter 2020

48 hours


January 14th to May 5th, 2020

Tuesdays: 6 PM to 9 PM

No class on March 3rd - March Break


Total cost: $1,200.00 (See discounts below!)



Gold Centre

5331 Ferrier, Montreal, QC  H4P 1M1

Tel.: (514) 345-8330, ext. 319



The Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) program continues to be one of the most sought-out training for anyone interested in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurodevelopmental disabilities. In 2018 the RBT(TM) Task List was added to the Gold Centre's ABA training, so that an individual taking ABA training may also go on to become a Registered Behavior Technician(TM).


What is ABA?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the evidence-based science from which the most effective learning strategies have been developed for the above-mentioned population.  It is used to teach a wide range of skills including communication, social skills, daily living skills, and much more. Our ABA training program offers an introduction to the basic principles and procedures of this science.  


About the ABA with RBT(TM) Training Program  

This 48-hour training program incorporates our introductory ABA training program with the required *RBT(TM) Task List (2nd edition) of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as well as the RBT Ethics Code. The program is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT(TM) credential and it is given by a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA).


Course Content:

1. Presentation on all of the tasks in the RBT Task List (2nd ed.)   [see PDF attachment below]

2. Presentation on the RBT Ethics Code [see PDF attachment below]

3. Presentation on the science of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) - at no extra cost to you



In person: lectures by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, PowerPoints, activities, handouts, videos, hands-on learning activities, role-playing, group work, discussions, case scenarios, quizzes, ongoing feedback and one final practical exam, one final written exam.



Students who receive a passing grade of 70% and participate in a minimum of 40 in-class teaching hours of ABA with RBT(TM) may receive an Attestation of Training: Registered Behavior Technicial(TM).  Anyone who attends less than 40 in-class teaching hours will not receive this Attestation, but may be eligible to receive an Attestation of ABA Training upon receiving a passing grade of 70%.  

Frequently Asked Questions:


Because I have completed the ABA Training Program offered by the Gold Centre can I just take the RBT(TM) now? Unfortunately no, because the RBT(TM) Task List (2nd edition) is interwoven throughout this 48-hour training program. 


What does RBT(TM) mean?  RBT(TM) stands for Registered Behaviour TechnicianTM. It is a trademarked designation offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), which is the USA-based organization that offers certification to paraprofessionals practicing ABA. This designation is ideal for someone who is, or would like to be, a frontline ABA interventionist. 


What does an RBT(TM) do?   An RBT(TM) implements individualized intervention programs that have been developed by a behaviour analyst; senior therapist; or qualified consultant. Their roles include typical tasks expected of an ABA therapist:

  1. Reading and executing intervention programs
  2. Taking and recording data
  3. Organizing materials
  4. Communicating with parents and other parties who may be involved

An RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. 


What jobs can I apply for as an RBT(TM)?  An RBT(TM) paraprofessional may apply for work anywhere there are children with special needs in learning. These include daycare centres, schools, specialized clinics and centres offering therapies to these children.


Note: As with all of the other titles offered by the BACB (BCBA, BCaBA, BCBA-D), it is currently not a requirement in Canada (including Quebec) to hold one of these certifications to do the job tasks mentioned above. However, certain provinces and families looking for qualified individuals have turned to those who are certified in order to assure a minimum standard of knowledge, practice and the abiding of the BACB's Compliance Code.


This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List (2nd edition) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT(TM) credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB. It is the responsibility of the participant to understand and adhere to the RBT(TM) requirements established by the BACB. 


Difference between ABA and ABA with RBT™


ABA (30 hours)

ABA with RBTTM (48 hours)


Intro. to applied behaviour analysis: core concepts of the science, basic principles of behaviour, and behaviour-change procedures.


Intro. to applied behaviour analysis: core concepts of the science, basic principles of behaviour, and behaviour-change procedures in accordance with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 2nd edition RBT task list.


Note: the above content is more in depth than ABA (without RBT) training across all topics.





3 hours on Ethics (as per  2nd ed. RBT Task list)

1 hour on supervision (as per 2nd ed. RBT Task list)


Upon successful completion of this training component, participant is eligible to seek credentialing as a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBTTM).  Other requirements include:

  • Successful completion of a competency assessment administered by a certified behaviour analyst (BCaBA, BCaBA, BCBA-D)  - within 180 days of completing training
  • Successful completion of the RBT exam with the BACB
  • Ongoing supervision with a certified behaviour analyst for 5% monthly hours worked as an RBT – once credentialed.
  • Successfully complete a competency assessment (see above) on an annual basis -once credentialed. 
























  • To learn more about the RBT(TM) certification process visit the website of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board at
  • For any questions about practicing ABA in the province of Quebec, please visit the website of the Quebec Association of Behaviour Analysis at

For all other inquiries, please contact Louise Valin, B.A., Program Coordinator at (514) 345-8330, ext. 319 or

Course Cancellation & Refund Policy RBT Task List (2nd ed.) RBT Ethics Code




Leah Rothwell, B.A., BCaBA


Leah Rothwell is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) with over 8 years of experience working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. She currently works as the Clinical Supervisor at the Gold Centre’s ASD Montreal clinic, a private non-profit center-based program offering Non-Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Montreal. Leah oversees behavioural assessments as well as program design and evaluation She trains staff, students and parents in behavior analysis. Leah earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Bishop’s University, and completed her BCaBA coursework and certification through the University of North Texas (UNT). She is currently completing her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism at The Sage Colleges.