Yes, you can work for a while as an RBT and then become a BCBA.
If you're interested in becoming a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) as an RBT, you've come to the right place. It is possible for a behavior technician to become a behavior analyst. Follow the steps below and you'll become a certified behavior analyst!
In the ABA therapy industry, RBTs are paraprofessionals and BCBAs are professionals. If you are currently an RBT and you'd like to become a BCBA, you must do the following:
Before switching to become a BCBA, there are a few things to consider. As an RBT, you might work in a school, clinician's office, or as an in-home ABA practitioner. Choose the option which appeals to you and your goals most as you complete your graduate studies.