RBT
Online Training

Online Registered Behavior Technician Training

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. RBTs shares the same role as ABA technicians; however, they carry the RBT credential, which is a nationally recognized professional credential that requires more extensive training.

Benefits to becoming a Registered Behavior Technician include:

  • Greater job satisfaction enriching the lives of those who need your help
  • Opportunity to advance your career without having to earn a college degree
  • Enhanced understanding of the professional practice and principles of applied behavior analysis

Florida Institute of Technology, in partnership with and ABA Technologies, Inc., is a leader in training behavior analysts. We are now offering comprehensive training designed to meet RBT credentialing requirements. Our modules cover:

  • Module 1: Introduction to RBT
  • Module 2: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Module 3: Concepts and Principles 1
  • Module 4: Concepts and Principles 2
  • Module 5: Measurement
  • Module 6: Data Use
  • Module 7: Verbal Behavior
  • Module 8: Reinforcement
  • Module 9: Skill Acquisition 1
  • Module 10: Skill Acquisition 2
  • Module 11: Functional Assessment
  • Module 12: Behavior Reduction Procedures
  • Module 13: Behavior Reduction Plans
  • Module 14: Responsible Conduct 1
  • Module 15: Responsible Conduct 2
  • Module 16: Responsibility to Clients
  • Module 17: Responsibility to the Profession and Others
  • Module 18: Responsibility to the BACB

All modules include:

  • Interactive video lectures
  • Video lectures with exercises and questions, video demonstrations and practice activities
  • Fluency-building vocabulary flashcards and quizzes to build a firm foundation in the language of ABA
  • Module competency quizzes included within each module to build your skills as you go
  • Specific focus on the role of the RBT and what you need to know to be successful in your role
  • Two practice tests to help you prepare for the RBT exam
At the end, students will take a comprehensive test and must score at least 80 percent to complete the training.

This training program 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®.

Pricing

The introductory rate is $99 per person (limited time).

Individual or groups
of fewer than 10 enrollees

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Regular price: $149 per person

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One scholarship registration for every five registrations purchased by the same company

 

Groups or organizations
enrolling 10 or more students

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After the tenth registration purchased, the price drops to $99 per registration

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The option for a separate course set up just for your organization

Organization-specific documents, instructions and dates can be incorporated within the course (assuming all proper releases are provided (e.g., FERPA information release form)), the organization's administrator or supervisor may be given direct access to the course and grade book to track employees' progress in real time.

If an employee leaves prior to completing the training, that seat may be refilled (whether it was a seat purchased by the organization or a scholarship seat earned by the organization), as long as it is within 180 days of the original course start date.


This training program is based on the RBT 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 course is 100 percent online.
  • The course is self-paced with a 180-day limit set by the BACB.

Instructor

Myers-Kemp, Kristin K.

Myers-Kemp, Kristin K.

Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Improvement

Kristin Myers-Kemp graduated with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in May 2005 and received her BCBA the same year. After spending several years in the field, Kristin returned to Florida Tech to pursue a Ph.D. under Dr. David Wilder. Kristin received a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis in July of 2011. Upon graduation, Kristin returned to her previous position as the director of curriculum evaluation and improvement for ABA Technologies, Inc., in conjunction with Florida Tech’s own ABA Online program. She has worked for the University of Florida Behavior Analysis Services program, providing training on behavior intervention plans to caregivers, as well as writing behavior intervention plans and overseeing their implementation. Kristin has also acted as a liaison for dependent children receiving treatment in DCF programs, community providers and other partners to develop, access and network behavioral resources for children and families. She has been a co-instructor for the ABA Online program since 2007, although most of her time is dedicated to overseeing the curriculum rather than teaching. Her research interests include behavior analysis in education through educational programs, including maximizing the effectiveness of education through curriculum design, the effect of effort on behavior and childhood compliance.

Presenters

Freeman, Thomas

Freeman, Thomas

M.S., BCBA

Tom Freeman earned a master of science in ABA from Florida Tech in 2000 and became a BCBA in 2001. He began his career in 1979 at the Fernald State School in Massachusetts, a large residential institution. After working in direct care for several months, he became a staff-psychologist, and for the next 15 years, provided/oversaw 24-hour clinical behavioral services for several caseloads of individuals with a wide variety of behavioral, medical and functional needs. From 1986 through 1995, he also helped conduct seasonal animal behavior research, primarily with wild humpback whales for the University of Hawaii Marine Mammal Lab. He moved to Florida in 1995, continuing in clinical work, and in 2001 was hired to serve as the local review committee (LRC) chairperson and area behavior analyst for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Daytona Beach, where he provided comprehensive oversight of Medicaid waiver-based behavioral services in Volusia and Flagler counties. He first worked with Dr. Martinez-Diaz in 1997 at Threshold Inc. in Orlando, Florida, and began assisting Dr. Martinez-Diaz in teaching certification coursework in 2000. He has been teaching with Jose ever since. He began working full-time for ABA Technologies in 2010 and is currently the senior vice-president. He has produced a number of publications and presentations in behavior analysis and is co-author of the chapter titled, “Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysis” in Cooper, Heron, and Heward’s (2007) Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd ed. He is deeply committed to sharing ABA with the world and is dedicated to helping students explore both the science and the heart of behavior analysis.

Meyer, Emily

Meyer, Emily

M.S., BCBA

Emily Meyer earned her master’s degree in organizational behavior management from Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Behavior Analysis in December 2012 and became a BCBA that same year. Before her introduction to behavior analysis, Emily received her bachelor’s degree in education (with a major in varying exceptionalities) through the University of North Florida. Her professional career began in 2004, serving as a public school special educator for four years, during which time she earned her first master’s degree in education. As a teacher, Emily served children with disabilities in kindergarten through third grade by co-teaching in inclusive classrooms. This environment gave Emily the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in various disciplines including administrators, psychologists, behavior analysts, general and special educators, as well as the parents of the children she taught. Upon her introduction to Jose and his courses in behavior analysis, Emily realized how the understanding of this applied science could have positively impacted her abilities as a teacher. Since that time, Emily has been excited to share the “good news” of behavior analysis with other professionals, especially those working in the field of education. Emily uses her experiences in education to help explain the concepts of behavior analysis to a range of audiences from various backgrounds. This ability is invaluable in her current position as curriculum and performance specialist for ABA Technologies Inc., where she gets to work behind the scenes in creating the online courses and in applying behavior analysis in a business setting.

Montgomery, Jan

Montgomery, Jan

M.S., BCBA

Jan Montgomery graduated with a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from North Dakota State University and became board certified in 2000. Her career has included work at a head injury rehabilitation program where she directed a secure locked unit for violent offenders, chairing LRC committees, consulting with group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities and providing behavior workshops for caregivers and professionals. From 1997 through 2008, Jan worked with dependent children and their caregivers, beginning with a pilot project with the Positive Parenting group. This pilot project was headed by Dr. Michael Stoutimore, based on Dr. Glenn Latham’s work. Jan was elected and served as president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis from 2009 to 2010, and her presidential speech highlighted the ongoing need for behavior analysts to work with individuals with mental health diagnoses. The opportunity to work in the areas of developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and also with children, caregivers and professionals in the child welfare system, has given Jan a wide range of experience in training. Her specialty interest areas in ABA include working with the parents of children with problem behaviors and, more recently, she became certified in organizational behavior management. Jan finds it particularly exciting to teach behavior analysis to students who will go on to use their knowledge to change lives.

Reed, Christi

Reed, Christi

M.S., BCBA

Christi Reed received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and her master's in applied behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. She has an extensive background in applying ABA methods in a variety of areas such as homes, schools, companies and in the courtroom as an expert witness in the field of ABA. Ongoing support and protection of the integrity of the field by training quality persons to have better standards of practice and the ability to develop effective and high-caliber programming is what motivates Christi in her practice (though she admits chocolate is a close second). Christi looks forward to the opportunity to become more involved in teaching in a more formal environment to help students prepare for certification in ABA.

Robertson, Corey L.

Robertson, Corey L.

M.S., BCBA

Corey Robertson graduated with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Institute of Technology in 2006 and became a board certified behavior analyst in 2007. He began his career in 1998 as an exceptional education teacher for the Orange County Public Schools, working two years at the elementary level and two years at the middle school level. He has since worked as a behavior analyst for a number of organizations, working in homes, schools and community settings with parents, teachers and staff to improve the lives of children and adults with and without disabilities. He is also interested in organizational behavior management as it applies to human services. Corey is passionate about teaching and enjoys interacting with students from all types of backgrounds, from all over the world. His experiences in different applications and settings of applied behavior analysis has given him a well-rounded perspective and has contributed to his knack for explaining things in a way that is easy to understand and remember.