Learn how to effectively teach and support children with special needs by becoming a Registered Behaviour Technician

45-hour interactive online training*

Dates: September 19th – November 10th, 2022
Monday & Thursdays 6-9pm
Off on Oct 10th
*One in-person class

Certified trainers: Richard Kerkhoven and Brenda Melhem
Cost: $1,200 (plus taxes)*
* rebate for early bird registrations: $100 off if you register before June 30th, 2022
Language: English

Your place is reserved as soon as payment is received.

Clinique Spectrum is excited to offer once again the registered Behaviour Technician (RBT)™ training starting on September 19th, 2022!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social skills, and behaviour. Autism affects 1 in 66 Canadian youth.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based strategy that uses the science of behaviour to teach skills and promote desired behaviour. It is often used as an intervention for children with autism.

RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) is a credential offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for individuals providing direct behaviour-analytic services to children with autism (www.bacb.com/rbt). An RBT is an integral part of the intervention team, supporting the child in home, school, and/or community environments. RBTs work under the supervision and guidance of a BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst), who provides the intervention goals and strategies.

“Thank you Brenda and Richard for making the most out of this class even with many restrictions due to our current circumstances. You were both very helpful and provided me with the proper resources to understand the course material from home. You were both responsive when I had any questions, even from a distance.

I am happy to share that I was able to learn so much, through theory and through the experience of my instructors and other learners, and I have already been able to apply some of what I learned in my day-to-day. I am forever grateful for this experience! Once again, huge thank you to Brenda and Richard!”


March 2021

What makes our training different?

Our training is proudly provided live, by two masters-level Board Certified Behaviour Analysts with a combined experience of over 25 years in the field of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Upon completion, students will also have the requirements needed to pursue their RBT certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). We offer the competency test to our students who pass the course and would like to pursue a career in the field with our team.

The training focuses on the topics from the RBT Task List, which includes lessons on the functions of behaviour, behaviour measurement, the science behind learning, and we also cover topics pertinent to practicing within Canada and Quebec, such as local ethical dilemmas, autism and navigating the services available.  This is what makes our course complete and of the highest professional standard.

Students who take Clinique Spectrum’s RBT class will have the opportunity to learn and practice the teaching strategies and be provided with feedback. Teachers use a variety of different strategies to ensure students master the material, from quizzes, to videos, case studies as well as troubleshooting actual scenarios.

What is included?*

  1. The 45-hour online RBT Curriculum (Required by the BACB to become certified). This training is based on the 2nd edition RBT task list and is designed to meet the 42-hour RBT training requirement in order to become certified. This training is offered independent of the BACB.
  2. The training includes detailed training slides, videos, weekly quizzes and active student responding, as well as interactive discussions between the trainers (BCBA’s). Practice tests, group activities and class discussions are designed to ensure you will be prepared to complete the competency exam with your supervisor once completing the course and sit for the BACB RBT Exam.
  3. 320-page RBT Training Binder.

*The Competency Assessment required by the BACB to become certified is not included within the Clinique Spectrum online RBT Training. The assessment must be administered by a BCBA, following the completion of the 45-hour RBT training requirement and should be done by someone who will be directly supervising your work.

“As a parent, I found this class extremely helpful in understanding the various approaches used in ABA therapy with our young child and the potential underlying reasons behind difficult behaviours, along with empowering strategies to address them effectively.”


July 2021


Please take note of the following requirements of the course:

  • You must complete at least 42 hours of the 45-hour RBT training in order to become certified
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must have a high school diploma
  • Classes will take place every Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, on Zoom. Please make sure to log on Zoom at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each class, and make sure to keep your camera on. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class.
Become a Registered Behaviour Technician

Clinique Spectrum is an integrated services team for people with autism. Our small-group RBT training is provided by highly experienced BCBAs.


Richard Kerkhoven, M.Sc., has over 15 years of experience working with children with ASD and other special needs. He has extensive experience with parent coaching, conducting behavioural assessments, and the creation of successful intervention plans. He works primarily with preschool-aged children.

Brenda Melhem, MA, has 6 years of experience working with children with ASD and other special needs. She has experience implementing direct behaviour analytic intervention, conducting behavioural assessments, and supporting individuals and families to meet behaviour goals.

“A complete and resourceful training that leaves you with an expanded knowledge on appropriate interventions with clients with ASD. Course is filled with fun activities and practice exams in order to prepare you for the final exam.”

Sarah Paiva Roselli

March 2022

For more information on the process to becoming a certified RBT, please visit www.bacb.com/rbt.


Participants who successfully participate in a minimum of 40 hours of ABA with RBT™ instruction may receive an Attestation of Training: Registered Behaviour Technician™ (RBT™). The passing grade is 70%.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be reimbursed in full minus a $50 administrative fee, up to 15 days before the event. There is no reimbursement for cancellations 15 days or less before the event. Clinique Spectrum reserves the right to cancel a workshop/training program if there is insufficient registration.


“I took this class because I wanted to expand my knowledge and learn more about individuals with autism and behavioural problems. I really did enjoy the class, and the instructors Brenda and Richard are so warm and welcoming, and are very approachable. It is clear that they are very knowledgeable and are passionate about what they do. If you are looking into doing the training to become a certified RBT, I highly recommend taking the course with them.” – Anonymous (Dec 2020)

“The course provided by Richard and Brenda was very informative but fun at the same time. It was a pleasure to learn with them, as they are both very knowledgeable in their field. As somebody who now works as an RBT, the course definitely helped further my knowledge. I am more confident in my workplace!” – Jessica (Dec 2020)

“This class has really changed the way I look at behavior and how I work with the children in my classroom. Whether you work with children with Autism or not, this is a wonderful class to take. Richard and Brenda are a great team. They made the class fun and interactive and explained concepts in ways that were clear and easy to understand. A great learning experience!” – Leia Pare (March 2021)

“Richard and Brenda are amazing and competent teachers. They explained the material in detail and answered all of our questions, while keeping the course light and fun. The course was well structured with the objectives clearly outlined.” – Chloé Klimos (July 2021)

“Brenda and Richard are knowledgeable and interactive trainers. They will support you throughout the learning process and use a variety of teaching styles to cater to everyone. I very much enjoyed taking the RBT course with them and would highly recommend.” – Alexandria (March 2022)

“I took this course to help my young son with autism. This course was taught in an easy to learn manner with practical examples of everyday situations.” – Angie (March 2022)

“Interactive and informative training on becoming a Registered Behavior Technician. As a Special Care Counselor, this course definitely helped enhance my knowledge and skills. Thank you very much Brenda & Richard!” – Anonymous (March 2022)

“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to attend RBT training with Richard and Brenda as my instructors. They are both incredibly knowledgeable about the principles of ABA, and are able to provide learner’s access to their knowledge through examples and personal experience. Taking this course was a great way for me to enhance my skills in teaching young learners from all demographics. I highly recommend this course if you work with, or have kiddos of your own, as it can surely benefit your relationship with them in many ways.” – Anonymous (March 2022)

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