Behavior Therapy Certificate

In Collaboration with Bierman Autism Centers

Salem University offers a unique Registered Behavior Technician preparation program, the first of its kind for preparing paraprofessionals across multiple states. Salem University has partnered with Bierman Autism Centers, with centers in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, a leader in applied behavior therapy, to support aspiring behavior technicians in earning the credentials and on-the-job experience required to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification board RBT® exam. This unique partnership addresses the growing need for trained behavior technicians in the classroom. Inquire about available scholarships for this certificate. Designed for those seeking a full-time career in behavior therapy, this program:
  • Provides students with an introduction to the concepts and principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Employs the practitioner-scholar model of professional training, pairing theoretical study with onsite clinical training
  • Gives students experience working alongside professional behavior analysts
  • Teaches students how to help patients develop adaptive skills for optimal functioning in educational, family, social, and occupational roles
Upon completion of all necessary experience hours, students may be eligible to sit for the Registered Behavior Technical examination. Aspiring RBT professionals in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas with a HS diploma may apply. Although helpful, no prior behavioral therapy or education experience is necessary. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion and may be considered for employment through the partnership with Bierman Autism Centers. Want to enroll in the program? Fill out the form at the top of this page if you’d like to learn more.

Program Benefits

  • Regionally accredited university with additional program offerings in education and health sciences
  • The 6-credit Certificate of Completion may be applied to additional programs
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions
  • Convenient online format to accommodate work-life balance
Please note: This program is offered through a partnership with Bierman Autism Centers and is offered based on internship availability. To align to the BACB’s requirements, students must participate in a minimum of 40 hours onsite at one of the Bierman Autism Centers’ locations. For full consideration, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have graduated high school, complete the application, submit a resume, and participate in an interview.