Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the 40 Hour Training?

This training is accepted by the BACB and will fulfill the training requirement to become a RBT.  
What if I also need the competency exam?
I highly encourage you to find a BCBA or BCaBA near you to administer the competency exam.  These are the steps I would take:
  • Step 1: Email every BCBA and BCaBA on the BACB registry within driving distance.  Doing the competency exam in person is best.
  • Step 2: Google your city’s name and “ABA agency”.  Email every ABA agencies in the area to conduct your competency exam.  ABA agencies employ BCBAs and BCaBAs.  This also might lead to a job. 
  • Step 3: Check craigslist and indeed.com for ABA therapist and RBT job listings.  Even if the job post says RBT needed, email the contact person and explain you are taking the 40 hour course and need help with the competency exam.
If these options do not work we now offer remote competency exams.  
 

What is the course like?

You will watch video of powerpoints with me lecturing.  The videos have active student responding questions throughout.   After each video is a series of activities to further learning such as reading articles, discussion boards, assignments, and games (matching, drag and drop graphic organizers, and fill in questions).  There are quizzes at the end of each section.  You need to score 80% on the quizzes but can take them as many times as you need.  You will need to pass a final test (combination of all quizzes) but again you can take this final test as many times as needed.

Which task list is the course based off of?

Our course is updated to the RBT Task list 2.0.  

How long do I have to complete the course?

You have 180 days from the time you open the course up.  This is a rule that the BACB created.  I have no control over this.  So please finish your course within 180 days.  It will disappear from your account after 180 days.   You will also need to complete the course in no less than 5 days.  You can take longer than 5 day but cannot take a shorter time frame.  

What do I need to complete the course?

You need a computer and internet connection.  Excel and Word are helpful, but not necessary.  If you don’t have Microsoft office on your computer you can create a gmail account and use google docs (free) to do the assignments. 

Can I do the course on my smart phone?

The course loses functionality on a phone, so please complete it on a computer. 

How long does the course take?

40 hours.  You can break the 40 hours up as you see fit.  The course “drips” (becomes available over 5 days).   This is also a BACB rule.  You cannot complete the course in less than 5 days.  

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes you will get a certificate of completion.  It will look like this: 
Why is your course so cheap and better than others?
Because I’m nice.  No…really, I wanted to make something affordable for people who want to get into this field.  I did not skim on content or materials.  I created the most comprehensive course I could within the 40 hours.  It is also more interactive than the other courses out there.  I used a multi-modal approach to the course which includes discussion boards, assignments, games and activities.  If you are unable to afford the course please email me and I will try to work something out.  We do not offer payment plans. 

Do you offer a study guide?

Yes I have a study guide available on both amazon and this site.  The study guide goes over each item on the task list in easy to understand language.  It has fluency questions at the end of each section, a glossary and a mock exam.  It is a total of 93 pages.  The study guide is $20.00 off this site or $15.00 if you purchase a course.  
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