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The Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor and/or an RBT Requirements Coordinator (

With the growing demand for Registered Behavior Technicians and limited in-person access to BACB certificants, Puzzling Patterns offers an online RBT competency assessment. This assessment is only available to candidates who have completed an approved 40-hour RBT training course. Below is a link to a free RBT course.




RBT Competency Assessment ONLY


RBT Competency Assessment + Competency Study Guide


Ongoing RBT Supervision

(Contact for pricing)

*Available on a case by case basis. Contact for eligibility*


What will be used to assess my skills?

Our experienced BACB certificants (BCBAs and BCaBA) will assess your competency in all required tasks utilizing the RBT intial competency assessment checklist.

How will my competencies be evaluated?

Competencies will be evaluated remotely via “role-playing” (acting out skills and tasks with the instructor), interviews, and performance of skills and task upon observation of a case scenario in a video.

How do I pass the competency assessment?

RBT applicants must demonstrate competency in all tasks as determined by the assessor to pass the assessment.

What happens if I don't pass the assessment?

If the RBT fails to demonstrate competency in one or more of the tasks, the applicant will receive a “not passed” qualification. The assessor will provide performance feedback at the end of the assessment session and the applicant will be allowed to test again no earlier than the following day; this process may be repeated until competence is demonstrated. (Retake fees apply).

Will I be refunded if I don't pass the assessment?

We do not offer refunds for unsuccessful assessments. We recommend using our study guide to properly prepare for the assessment.

When should I complete my assessment?

The assessment must be completed after the completion of an approved 40-hour RBT training course. The assessment must also be completed no longer than 90 days prior to submitting a completed application (i.e., trainee portion, supervisor portion, and payment). If trainees complete their RBT application after 90 days of the assessment completion, the application will be rejected by the BACB. Trainees will have to complete a new competency assessment. Puzzling Patterns is not responsible for any expired Competency Assessments and will not refund the cost of expired assessments. Trainees are responsible for paying the cost of the Competency Assessment every time it is administered