Continuing Education & RBT Training

Registered Behavior Technician Training Program

RBT Training

 USF RBT Registration

The Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) 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. Once registered, you must complete the course within 180 days.

Course Format

The RBT Program consists of 11 online modules, each containing a narrated presentation and a 10 question exam at the end of each module. Successful completion of the course requires sequential completion of each module and exam with at least 80% accuracy. You have 2 attempts at each exam. Failure to pass the exams will result in failing the course. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. You then must complete the other requirements for use which then will provide the student with a Certificate of Completion for use with additional requirements (see below) to attain the RBT credential.

RBT Credential Process

In order for you to obtain the RBT credential through the BACBA® you must complete the following steps:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Pass a criminal background check to be completed within 180 days of the RBT application
  4. Complete the 40-hour RBT training course (this course)
    • Must be completed within 180 days of the registration date
    • You must receive a score of 80% or above in each of the assessments
    • You will receive a certificate at the end of this course
  5. Locate a BCBA to complete the RBT competency assessment with you:
    • RBT competency assessment
    • If necessary you can locate BCBAs via the BACB website (Links to an external site.)
    • The BCBA must sign off on the RBT competency and should not abbreviate any of the information
    • This person will also be the Responsible Certificant
  6. Apply (and pay the application fee) for the RBT credential (Links to an external site.)
  7. Sign up (and pay the exam fee), complete, and pass the RBT exam

For more information visit the BACB website (Links to an external site.)


The USF/ABA program offers discounted rates based on affiliation status. For anyone who is interested in getting the discounted price please contact Aleatha Neal for instructions and to submit proof of your affiliation. Students enrolled in the USF Master's in ABA program, both on-campus or online, should contact Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta directly.

Standard Price Non-USF affiliation: $200 per person (Group Discount available for 10 or more individuals: $150 per person)

Affiliation discounts:

PLEASE NOTE: Charges are non-refundable and will appear on your bank's statement as "Children's Mental Health Network."

 System Requirements


Aleatha Neal
Applied Behavior Analysis Program
Department of Child and Family Studies
13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
MHC 2113A
Tampa, Fl 33612