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Registered Behavior Technician

Online Certification Prep Course

Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners

The Opportunity

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.

The Course

Meet the BACB’s guided training requirements with the convenience of a 100% online, self-paced curriculum from one of the top behavior analysis schools in the country. Designed and conducted by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst from University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science, The KU Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners program makes it easy for you to register, prepare for the RBT exam and get ready to enter this in-demand field. 

You will:

  • Solidify your knowledge and skills in direct implementation of behavioral programs;
  • Learn how to be more effective in your implementation of behavioral programing;
  • Gain skills that provide a competitive advantage 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.

For employers:

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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Who should enroll?

RBT training and certification is designed for individuals working in a field requiring training in behavior management such as direct-care staff and paraprofessionals. RBT certification also benefits those interested in working in behavior management-related settings, or in later pursuing further credentialing in 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.


Course Credit Option for KU Degree-Seeking Students

If you are currently a KU student, you can take this RBT prep course for credit through the KU Department of Applied Behavioral Science for KU credit towards your KU degree. Even if you are not majoring in Applied Behavioral Sciences, you would find this course valuable to learn basic concepts about human behavior, why we do what we do, and specific learning principles that explain how we all learn. This information would be particularly useful for students studying psychology, education, counseling, child development, as well as other fields within the social sciences.

The 3-credit hour course option is ABSC 110: Applied Behavior Analysis for Practitioners, and is offered in the fall, summer and spring terms. The course is still 100% online and still offers a self-paced curriculum, so you can complete activities at your convenience over the course of the term for which you're enrolled. To enroll in the course, you can search the KU Classes timetable and enroll during your regular enrollment appointment period.


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