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 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 BACB® certificant (BCaBA®, BCBA®, or BCBA-D®) who has completed the
8-hour supervision training and is responsible for overseeing the Competency Assessment.
The first place to look is on the BACB® website under FIND A BCBA®. The other option is to purchase an RBT® Competency Assessment from an online training school. There are several to choose from and they are ranked on the Online Options page.
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.
The RBT® Competency Assessment must be completed by a BCBA® after the BACB® approved 40-hour training is complete and cannot be completed more than 90 days before submitting the RBT® certification application.