Behavioral Technician Specialist: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

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. Earn your certificate online and start making a difference in as little as 6 to 12 months!

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Course length

12 weeks

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Weekly time commitment

16 hours

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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.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

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 Behavioral Technician Specialist Certificate Program 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? 

Career Paths

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