PD 105 (3 credits) – Registered Behavioral Technician Certification
Instructor: Andrea M. Boschert, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Delivery: Blended Online and Classroom
Cost: $210 per credit hour (3 credits) + $30 online course fee (for practicing K-12 teachers)
Learn to play an important role in the expanding field of Applied Behavior Analysis!
This comprehensive course enables individuals to fulfill the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requirements necessary to obtain a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. The course is designed to provide the learner with a foundation in the basic concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as well as enable practical application of the strategies and skill sets necessary to serve individuals in need of behavior therapy. The RBT is an entry level credential that will complement the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA) credential. The RBT is a paraprofessional who works under the close supervision of a BCBA or BCABA. The primary role of the RBT is to provide direct implementation of behavior analytic services that are designed by a BCBA.
The course is taught primarily online, but students are required to attend four face-to-face sessions on the Truman campus in order to receive practical training on the necessary skills required to perform as a competent RBT. The course is taught “Pass/Fail” and successful completion of a competency-based exam preliminary to certification is necessary to receive credit in the course. 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 Exam. Certification is not conveyed by taking the course or the competency-based exam, but by the BACB through completion of an official Board Exam. Students are prepared to sit for the board exam through successful completion of this course.
REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS FACE-TO-FACE INTENSIVES
Intensive sessions are scheduled to allow participants from out-of-town to arrive on Friday and return home on Saturday, limiting lodging expenses to a single night.
About Your Professor: Andrea M. Boschert BCBA, LBA, has over 15 years of experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Andrea teaches courses in the BACB course sequence for Capella University, supervises BCBA pre-certificants and also co-owns her own business TURNINGPOINT, LLC. Her areas of expertise include conducting functional behavior assessments, developing function based treatment plans for behavior intervention and training others on the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis. She also has many years consulting with schools and community programs. Andrea is motivated to build a better future for children and adults utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Fees Associated with BACB Certification Process
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