The RBT Competency Assessment, conducted by a BCBA, the basis for the key eligibility and renewal requirements for the RBT certification. The assessment must be administered by a BACB certificant following completion of the 40-hour training requirement. The assessment involves direct-observation of 20 competencies based on tasks found on the RBT Task List. The assessment is complete when the behavior technician demonstrates competency in each task as determined by the assessor. The assessment must have been completed no longer than 90 days prior to submitting a completed application (i.e., trainee portion, supervisor portion, and payment). Detailed administration instructions are available in the RBT Competency Assessment.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) can administer the RBT Competency Assessment. The BACB® certificant (BCaBA®, BCBA®, or BCBA-D®) who has completed the
8-hour supervision training and is responsible for overseeing the Competency Assessment.
According to the BACB®, the RBT® Competency Assessment may be conducted by a BCBA® in person, live via the internet, or through observations of recorded videos created specifically for the assessment.