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Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners

KUPCE Applied Behavior Analysis

Prepare for the Registered Behavioral Technician Exam with the University of Kansas course...

Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners

The number of children and adults needing behavioral health services is increasing despite a shortage of Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to provide care services. In Nevada, for example, there were fewer than 250 RBTs to treat the more than 7,000 children suffering from autism statewide as recently as February 2016.

Designed and conducted by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst from University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science, KU's Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners online prep course provides future RBTs with the 40 hours of guided training required to take the RBT Competency Assessment and exam.


Want to become a Registered Behavior Technician?

The KU RBT prep course makes it easy for you to register, meet the training requirements and prepare for the RBT exam. You can do it all with the convenience of a 100% online, self-paced curriculum. No applications to fill out or long wait times for your course materials. Start today and take your place in this fast-growing, in-demand field. By completing this course, you will:

  • Solidify your knowledge and skills in direct implementation of behavioral programs,
  • Be more effective in your implementation of behavioral programing,
  • Better position yourself for internships or employment in direct implementation of behavioral services under the direction of a BCBA, and
  • Prepare yourself to pass RBT Competency Assessment and the RBT Exam and earn your RBT credential.

Are you an employer looking to train new or existing staff to be RBTs?

With the KU RBT prep course, organizations delivering behavioral healthcare can quickly, conveniently and affordably prepare current and new staff for RBT certification. Group rates are available for organizations interested in registering 5 or more of their staff in the course. Contact us at ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu to find out more about our group rate option.

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RBT Exam Prep Course Details

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) typically helps on the front lines to guide the implementation of behavior and skill development plans under the close supervision of senior behavior analysts. This course is based on the BACB's RBT Task List and is designed to meet or exceed the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BACB.

View the course outline here.

Who should enroll?

An RBT certificate is becoming a required prerequisite if you want to work directly with children and adults with disabilities. It also benefits individuals who work as direct-care staff and paraprofessionals. RBT training and certification is designed for individuals working in a field requiring training in behavior management, who are interested in working in behavior management-related settings, or for those interested in later pursuing further credentialing in behavior analysis.

Why KU for your RBT training?

The KU Department of Applied Behavioral Science is one of the top 10 behavior analytic programs in the country based on research rankings (see Dixon, Reed, Smith, Belisle, & Jackson, 2015) and second-most research-productive in applied behavior analysis (see Wilder, Lipschultz, Kelley, Rey, & Enderli, 2015). KU ABS pioneered translating basic behavioral research into evidence-based practices and, in the process, founded the field’s leading journal, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Course Eligibility

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Course Requirements

  • The training must be completed within a 180-day period.
  • Upon completion of the Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners training, students will receive a certificate of completion to share with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Contact us today if you have questions, or register today to reserve your seat.


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