Certificate Program

Registered Behavior Technician

Make a meaningful impact in the field of behavioral health and gain the essential skills to provide crucial support to individuals on their path to well-being. As a Behavioral Technician Specialist, you'll play a pivotal role in assisting individuals with behavioral challenges, fostering positive change every step of the way.

About the Registered Behavior Technician Certificate

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Course length

12 weeks

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Time commitment


hours per week

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Salary Range

$19 - $49K

(entry level)
Tuition - $2,500*

*You can pay as little as $235 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

Our Behavior Technician Specialist certification program sets you up to begin your career with the skills to thrive and earn your credentials as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).

Through the RBT program, you will learn a series of documentation and protocol rules and regulations that have to be adhered to for thorough records and according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) guidelines and HIPAA regulations. You will study a list of subjects written by a licensed BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctorate) and BCBA in order to learn the material needed to test and pass the BACB RBT Certification exam. Both of these are extremely important – this course is offered as part of the RBT training and should be understood prior to taking the BACB examination for the RBT certificate.

Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) by Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam.


Registered Behavior Technician Certification (RBT) by Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

Did you know?

Registered behavioral technician jobs are expected to grow by 9% between 2021 and 2031, which is much faster than the national average.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Is This Registered Behavior Technician Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Are you passionate about helping individuals with behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling lives?
  • Are you patient and understanding when working with people who may have diverse needs?
  • Are you comfortable following structured intervention plans and protocols?
  • Are you adaptable and able to work in various environments, such as homes, schools, or clinics?
  • Are you a good communicator, both in terms of explaining procedures and listening to individuals' needs?
  • Are you capable of collecting and analyzing data to track progress and make necessary adjustments?
  • Are you compassionate and able to build rapport and trust with individuals and their families?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT)
  • ABA Therapist
  • Behavior Support Specialist
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Counselor

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.