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Registered Behavior Technician Training - 40hours

WSGV SELPA partnered with Dr. Cathleen Geraghty to build an accessible 40-hour RBT Course for our member district staff. This course covers all content areas identified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). This course was created independent of the BACB but will still prepare paraeducators for working with learners with behavioral challenges and prepare staff for the RBT exam. For more information about the exam and RBT supervision, please see

Teacher: Cat Geraghty

Introduction to Behaviorism

Introduction to Behaviorism Provides you with a fundamental background on what behaviorism is and the history and research that has lead to the techniques we use today in applied behavior analysis. 

Person Centered Planning

Person Centered Planning (PCP) is a course designed to provide a firm understanding of the philosophy and process of thinking and planning in a person centered way. EVERYBODY should do this course. Whether you are a newly employed support person or a seasoned professional or manager, this course will allow you to truly understand what it means to provide support to a someone in a "Person Centered" manner.

Proactive and Reactive Models of Behavior Support

Proactive and Reactive Models of Behavior Support is a comprehensive overview of a model for planning support and interventions. The course emphasizes the efficacy of working proactively and minimizing the need for reactive responses to challenging behavior. With instruction how to use environmental, positive programming and positive behavior planning, while planning how to respond to behavior when it does occur, this course prepares you to plan for the best possible outcomes for the people you are working with.

Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior

This course has been designed to give you an increased awareness and understanding of challenging behaviors, and help you to understand some strategies to help prevent challenging behaviors from occurring while supporting students when they do.

Assisting with Medication for Support Staff

Assisting with Medications for Support Staff provides a foundation for better ensuring staff understand the principles of key medication classes, their effects, actions and administration procedures while minimizing risk and maximizing safe practice. Completion of this course does not allow staff to make medication decisions nor make changes to prescribed medication regimes but will prepare them to identify adverse reactions and monitor the well being of those they support.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Paraeducator

Through this course, paraeducators will review the important aspects of their role in supporting students throughout the school day. Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in providing behavioral and curriculum supports, as well as understand foundational components of a student IEP.