Professional Development

Behavior Technician Specialist

What does a Behavior Technician Specialist do?

Through the Behavior Technician Specialist career training, you will learn the skills needed to provide behavior analysis services. Behavior Technicians work under the supervision of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) by helping to provide treatment plans for patients. Some of the patients they help include autistic children, developmentally disabled adults, and people with problematic behaviors.

Where Can You Work?

Behavior Technicians often work in a clinical setting. Sometimes, however, they can work in schools or different home settings.


12 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Clinical Requirement

A clinical component is required for this program. We will assist students enrolled in this program find a clinical location. If you have any questions about the clinical requirements of this program, please discuss them with your Training Specialist.

Behavior Technician and Medical Office


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Provide a direct implementation of behavior-analytic services based on the BCBA’s recommendations
  • Reduce/avoid behaviors while understanding the motivational operations behind patient behaviors
  • Have a basic understanding of applied behavior analysis and functional behavior assessment tools
  • Teach children and adults language/communication, social skills, daily living/adaptive skills, pre-academic skills, and more while recording and analyzing data along with the BCBA
  • Comprehend and define behavior clearly and set a measurement technique

Courses - 12 Weeks

Program Preview

Behavior Technician Specialist Job Possibilities

Registered Behavior Technician


$20,000 – $45,000

Direct Care Staff


$15,000 – $41,000

Daycare Supervisor


$18,000 – $76,000

Certification Information

Upon completing your training, you’ll be qualified to take the Registered Behavior Technician Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. There are additional requirements (outside of training and examination) mandated by the BACB for those on the path to earning the RBT designation.



Registered Behavior Technician Certification

The Registered Behavior Technician RBT certification showcases a person’s ability to conduct one-on-one sessions with patients and provide behavior analysis services.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Behavior Technician Specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 12 weeks, making students job-ready in just 3 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit.

Is the Behavior Technician Specialist training program online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.