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Registered Behavior Technician

Leads to RBT Certification

This series focuses on conceptual foundations of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) techniques. Explore how ABA can assist various groups manage disruptive behaviour, including individuals living with autistic traits, dementia, learning exceptionalities, and more.

Individuals who currently work or aspire to work in schools, health care, long term care, correctional or enforcement fields should consider this program and the knowledge and skills set it will provide to navigate challenging real-life scenarios and conditions. 

We will discuss the management of disruptive behavior, but we will also focus on the prevention of crisis moments. Learn how to set individuals up for sustainable success by focusing on skill-building and replacement behaviors. This essential training provides an excellent foundation for participants wishing to pursue Registered Behavioural Technician (RBT) certification.*

The RBT training series consists of 40 instructional hours as required by the accrediting body, the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. This is the requirement for the BCBA profession. These 40 hours are split evenly across 4 distinct modules of 10 hours each. Focusing on both theory and practice, there is ample time for questions, discussion, reflection, and simulated cases to demonstrate acquisition of skills. The 40 hour series focuses on the 37 required tasks outlined by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board.

* Please note that completion of this training does not result in immediate RBT certification. The requirements for RBT certification are as follows:

  • 18 years of age

  • High school diploma

  • Passed background check

  • Completed 40-hour training within 180 days

  • Complete initial competency assessment

After meeting these eligibility requirements, applicants must apply to the group and pass the RBT exam. Then, RBTs must secure ongoing supervision, adhere to ethics, and renew their certification every year.

This series satisfies the requirement for 40 hours of approved training. Participants are not guaranteed entry to the RBT profession after taking this course and must navigate the certification process themselves. Please visit https://www.bacb.com/rbt/ for more information

Upcoming Sessions:

All of the sessions below are virtual through Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

 

Micro-Course: Date: Registration Deadline:

#1 - Measurement and Assessment

November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 2022

October 24, 2022

#2 - Skill Acquisition

November 21, 23, 28, 30 and December 5, 2022

November 11, 2022

#3 - Behaviour Reduction

December 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 2022

November 27, 2022

#4 - Documentation and Reporting including Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice

January 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 2023

January 1, 2023

Micro-Course Offerings:

Measurement and Assessment

Learn to apply measurement and recording procedures to capture and express meaningful behaviour data. Conducting preference assessments and an overview of the RBTs role in behaviour assessments are also examined.

Skill Acquisition

Using practical examples and hands-on learning, explore the numerous possibilities for helping others to learn socially significant skills.

Behaviour Reduction

Help others to decrease behaviour that may interfere with learning, independence and social opportunities.

Documentation and Reporting including Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice

Become familiar with the professional practice of applied behaviour analysis and the ethical framework that helps to ensure quality practice and client rights.

Registration and Questions!

Email us today at continuinglearning@laurentian.ca or by clicking the button below.

We will walk you through the registration process and/or answer any questions you may have!