Welcome to AppleTree Connection

We train, mentor and empower professionals, families and educators to influence positive behavior change globally. 
Our evidence-based frameworks, rooted in the science of learning and behavior, will unlock limitless potential for you, your loved ones, and your professional community.

Our team is dedicated to advancing careers and leadership in behavioral health and, education and psychology.

We view parents as the leaders of their famliy, so we have products that build your leadership skills as well!!!
Our trainings are rooted in Behavioral Science.
Empowered RBTs gain confidence!
Our Mentors view relationship building as the foundation of behavior change.
We empower entry-level, seasoned professionals and paremts to lead with passion!

**Your Empowered Journey Begins Here**

Let us unlock your potential with the limitless applications of behavior analysis. 

We serve professionals, families, and educators through a variety of courses, group programs and exclusive 1:1 services lead by our very own International Behavior Analyst – Tara Zeller.

RBT wins ~ training, mentorship & empowerment

Career & leadership development services are your gateway to a fulfilling career, whether you are the career seeker or the employer hiring the highest quality candidates! Our Empowered RBT TM 40-hour Training reached #1 in the country in 2021 (UCF Partnership), so you are in excellent hands as you start your career. And since then, we’ve added even more valuable content, including Competency Assessment support, group Mentorship and career fairs. 

Write your awesome label here.

Go at your own pace

This self-paced 40-hour course puts you in the driver's seat. Choose this option if you want to save money, you are comfortable progressing on your own, and you are ready to be Empowered.
Write your awesome label here.

Join a live cohort

Weekly sessions with our International Behavior Analyst. Participate in a live cohort on a set schedule. This is an 8 week course that meets weekly.  Offered throughout the year.
Write your awesome label here.

Monthly group Mentorship

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)s need more than 5% supervision. Your role is VITAL for client success. Join a cohort and gain support in becoming the best version of yourself!
Write your awesome label here.

Options for Employers

Companies employing Empowered RBTs TM report a higher level of professionalism & capabilities. Employer Partners gain access: Pipeline to RBT program and career fairs.

Why Choose AppleTree Connection?


#1 RBT Pass Rate Behavior Analyst Certification Board - 2021 partnership with University of Central Florida (UCF)

EXCLUSIVE Employer Partner database for graduates.
Diverse employment opportunities across industries
550+ trained and mentored in behavioral science. (RBTs, BCBAs, educators, parents, college students, administrators and more
Courses taught by an International Behavior Analyst with over 25 years' experience across settings and populations. 
Competency Assessment clients are provided a BCBA supervisor
We are UnBoxing ABA to help you reach your limitless potential! 

RBT Graduates Testimonials

Drag to resize
"If you're looking for an organized and well-informed program to get your RBT certification. This is it! If I could score it higher, I would."

Olivia Ortiz, RBT 40-hour Graduate

Love from some of our students  

More love from  students  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who are these courses and services for?

Our courses and services are for ANYONE who wants to help another person or groups of people live their best lives. Whether you are pursuing your RBT or IBT credential, a parent, an educator, or someone who was previously trained and wants to strengthen their foundational knowledge - our products and services are a MUST!

What's a RBT?

RBT = Registered Behavior Technician. It is an official credential under the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). RBTs earn up to $48,000 annually.

Do I need a degree to take the Empowered RBT TM course?

If you are pursuing your RBT or IBT credential, you need at least a high school diploma (or equivalent), But, if you are taking our courses for the knowledge, there is NO degree requirement.

Is there a minimum age to become a RBT?

RBTs and IBTs must be 18. But, if you are taking the course for the knowledge, there is NO minimum age.

Do your courses come with email or call support?

We offer both live with instructor and self-paced. The self-paced are designed to be self-guided. With thousands of students in our self-paced courses, we cannot provide 1:1 support via email or calls. 

What is ABA?

ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis. It is the application of Behavior Analysis to improve the lives of people. Behavior Analysis is the science of learning and behavior. The applications are limitless!

Is ABA a field I can grow in?

Yes! ABA is a science and a field. There are credential opportunities at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral level and across industries. We are here to mentor you at every step.

Do I need to pass a background check to work as a RBT?

Yes. As a RBT you will have to be able to pass a background check. Your supervisor will confirm the validity during the Competency Assessment step. Step 2 of 3. 

How hard is it to find a job as a RBT?

The demand out paces the supply for RBTs. Many local and many nation-wide agencies have waiting lists for clients due to the low supply of RBTs. Average salary $43,000. RBTs work in a variety of industries. The skillset gained in this course crosses industries, populations an roles.

As a RBT, will I only work with children with autism?

The science of behavior and applied behavior analysis have limitless applications. RBTs provide services to a variety of be people with differing ages, genders, and abilities. The population of people you serve depends on the company you work for. 

Once I am a RBT (after I do all 3 steps), do I have to work in the state that I became certified?

The RBT certification is borderless and recognized nationally. The IBT is recognized internationally. Some states may have licensure on top of the certification. This is on a state by state basis. Florida does NOT have licensure for RBT, BCaBA, BCBA or BCBA-D.

Will the Registered Behavior Technician Training Certificate be compliant with RBT Task List (2nd Edition), as required for all RBT applications after November 2019?

https://www.bacb.com/rbt/rbt-requirements/ Yes, our course has been updated to match the RBT 2nd Edition Task List! You will be prepared to take the Competency Assessment and the BACB RBT Board exam associated with the 2nd Edition Task List list!

What is your Exclusive Employer Partnership Program?

This program is exclusive to our graduates, since we are confident in their training. Our Employer Partners are diverse and each offer different things including, but not limited to: Competency Assessment. internships and employment.

If you are in need of the Competency Assessment, and would like to access our program, we encourage you invest in our 40-hour program that will prepare you for success as a RBT.

Can I take the Empowered RBT TM course from outside of FL?

Yes, anyone, anywhere can take this course. Your knowledge goes with you everywhere with you.

If you are pursuing the RBT Training Certificate it is borderless in the US, Canada, Australia and U.K. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is a national credentialing organization. This certification is recognized in all 50 states.

The IBT credential is recognized internationally.

Can I complete my Competency Assessment outside of Florida?

Yes. The RBT certification and the process of getting certified (steps 1-3) are borderless. You can take your training in 1 state, do your Competency Assessment in another, and sit for your RBT Board exam in a totally different state. This is a national certificate! If you want to get added to out next Competency Assessment cohort, click here.

Refund Policy?

Refund Policy will only be considered if they are covered from 3 days with NO activity on the course. Click here for more info click here.