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The Gold Learning and Research Centre's Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) program continues to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. In January of 2018, the RBTTM Task List was added to the traditional ABA training course: so that individuals taking ABA training may also go on to become an RBT(TM).
To find out about the process to become a RBT(TM) please, go to: https://www.bacb.com/.
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 - to teach a wide range of skills including communication, daily living skills, social skills, and more. Our ABA course offers an introduction to the basic principles and procedures of this science.
What does RBT(TM) mean?
RBT(TM) stands for Registered Behaviour TechnicianTM. It is a trademarked designation offered by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB), which is the USA-based organization that offers certification to professionals practicing ABA. This designation is ideal for someone who is, or would like to be, a frontline ABA interventionist. We encourage you to visit the BACB website for more information: https://www.bacb.com/.
The ABA with RBT(TM) Training Program
This training program incorporates our introductory ABA course with the required RBTTM Task List to fulfill the content required by the BACB for the RBT™ credential. As a face-to-face training program participants benefit from: direct feedback from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA/BCaBA), practice exercises, and assessments.
What do Registered Behaviour Technicians (TM) do?
An RBT(TM) is, as any ABA therapist, an individual who works directly with children with ASD and/or other developmental disabilities or delays. They implement individualized programs (interventions) that have been developed by a behaviour analyst, senior therapist, or consultant. Their role includes all of the typical tasks expected of an ABA therapist (reading and executing programs, taking data, organizing materials, communicating with parents and other involved parties), but an RBT(TM) has additional responsibilities to fulfill in order to maintain their credential. These include, but are not limited to, abiding by the compliance code of the BACB and receiving monthly supervision from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
What jobs can I apply for as an RBT(TM)?
Someone with an RBT(TM) credential may find themselves working anywhere there are children with special needs in learning; such as in schools, daycares, specialized clinics or centres offering therapies to these children.
Note: Just as with all of the other titles offered by the BACB (BCaBA, BCBA, 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 people who are certified in order to assure a minimum standard of knowledge and practice.
I have already completed the Gold Centre's ABA training program. Can I do just the RBT(TM) now?
Unfortunately, no. It would be to difficult to take out the added content and teach it separately.
Steps to become a RBT:
- This training program is based on the Registered Behavior TechnicianTM Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBTTM credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB.
To view the RBTTM Task List, please see the attached PDF.
The Gold Learning and Research Centre operates independently from the BACB, and has no other involvement in the RBTTM credentialing process. It is the responsibility of the participant to understand and adhere to the RBT(TM) requirements established by the BACB. For more information regarding the RBT(TM) credential requirements, please visit the BCBA website: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/rbt-requirements/.
Participants who successfully participate in a minimum of 40 hours of ABA with RBTTM instruction may receive an Attestation of Training: Registered Behaviour TechnicianTM (RBTTM). Anyone who who attends less than 40 hours of in-class time will not receive this Attestation, but may be entitled to receive an Attestation of ABA Training upon passing this training program. The passing grade is 70%.
For questions about ABA in Quebec, please visit: http://qcaba.org/faq/.