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Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Students who meet requirements while completing the 4160 course will receive a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) 40-Hour Training Certificate. This certificate is a prerequisite, and provides the foundation, to applying to become an RBT. This program is independent of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and students pursuing certification as an RBT will need to either complete a field experience or praticum under the supervision of a certified BCBA or be employed with an organization providing supervision that meets BCBA requirements. For all other RBT certification requirements, please read the RBT Handbook: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/. This certificate is open to all majors.

What is a Registered Behavior Technician?

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who is responsible for implementing behavior analysis services under the close supervision of a BCaBA, BCBA or BCBA-D.

Why Become a Registered Behavior Technician?

  • Find meaningful work, improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism.
  • It is a nationally recognized credential that shows you have met specific requirements for delivering behavior analysis services.
  • Explore the possibility of a future career as a professional in behavior analysis by gaining direct experience.

PSYC 1030 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 4150 Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (4 credit hours)

PSYC 4160 Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)

PSYC 4850 Honors: Field Experience (3 credit hours; ABA-specific experience as specified by faculty)

PSYC 3100 Developmental Psychology


PSYC 3110 Child Development




PSYC 4140 Learning and Behavioral Disorders


PSYC 4360 Abnormal Psychology

Course descriptions can be found here. For more information about this certificate, please contact Dr. Kevin Harris