Mistake 1: Taking a 40-hour RBT course from a company that does not offer the Competency Assessment and Background Check with a BCBA. Many RBT students find it very difficult (sometimes impossible) to find a BCBA who is available to provide their necessary Competency Assessment. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you secure a BCBA who will complete your Competency Assessment before starting a 40-hour RBT course with any organization.
Mistake 2: When taking the 40-hour RBT course online, it is a mistake to multi-task and do other things while the videos are playing. Success with the highly technical science of ABA requires paying attention to the lessons and taking notes to study from later.
Mistake 3: Waiting to take your RBT Competency Assessment is a BIG MISTAKE! At this time, you only need a client/child to demonstrate 3 of the Competencies (video recorded) when completing your RBT Competency Assessment. The rest can be done through role-play and completely online. It is a two-hour video conference with a BCBA where you demonstrate 17 Competencies in role-play scenarios and 3 Competencies through video recording with a client.
Easy: ATCC offers an online RBT Competency Assessment.
Yes: Call 1-877-770-2822 and ask to speak to a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).