PA (IBHS) Initial Training for BHTs and Behavior Techs (Initial 30 hours)



This training course meets the initial 30- hour training requirements set-forth by Pennsylvania (IBHS) for practitioners that work as BHTs, Behavior Techs, RBT®s etc. who have limited to no experience working with individuals with developmental, mental and other disabilities (to include ASD).  This training is provided in association with Special Learning, Inc who is an approved BACB® ACE® provider (OP-14-2347), QABA® CEU provider, and an APA® CE Sponsor.Professional students who successfully complete this course will have satisfied the following Pennsylvania mandated training elements:

  • (2) Crisis intervention skills, including risk management, de-escalation techniques and safety planning.
  • (3) Behavior management skills and coaching.
  • (4)  Child and adolescent development
  • (5) Overview of serious emotional disturbance and other behavioral and psychosocial needs of the children, youth and young adults
  • (6) Professional ethics, conduct and confidentiality.
  • (8) Psychotropic medications, including common side effects.

Please note: Professional Students will still be required to complete the following trainings with an approved provider to fully meet the PA requirements:

  • (1) Sections 6301—6386 of 23 Pa.C.S. (relating to Child Protective Services Law) and mandated reporting requirements.
  • (7) First aid, universal precautions and safety.
    • Must be completed through an approved Provider like ABA Support Solutions as this requires hands-on training (5 hours)

If you are taking this course, you may also be required to complete the following courses:

  • Additional RBT® 40-hour Course (completed prior to working with clients)
  • Additional 24-hour Training Sequence Course for those without Experience in the field (completed within 6-months of your hire date)

.  **Some classes within this course may also be eligible for CE/CEU credits when applicable.