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Concordia to Offer Registered Behavioral Technician Certificate

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DR. SONJA WENTLING, dean, School of Arts and Sciences
CANDACE HARMON, Media Relations


Class to begin in January 2024

A new partnership has been formed between the Concordia College psychology department and Pediatric Partners of Fargo, N.D., for the purpose of providing training to students who desire certification as a registered behavioral technician (RBT). 

Certified RBTs teach adaptive skills to children and adults under the supervision of a board-certified behavioral analyst. Certified RBTs are in high demand in Fargo-Moorhead and throughout the country. Beginning in January 2024, the course Psych 218: Behavioral Modification will include training on each of the six primary content areas required for RBT Certification. 

Upon completion of the course with a grade of “B” or higher, students will be invited to complete a practical competency assessment given by a board-certified behavioral analyst at Pediatric Partners. Students will then be qualified to sit for the written RBT certification exam. Successful completion of the exam will result in certification as a registered behavioral technician by the Behavioral Analysis Certification Board, a certification that is valid in all 50 United States and Canada.