PRT Certification

The Koegel Autism Center hosts an Annual Pivotal Response Treatment® (PRT) Conference at UC Santa Barbara. Conference attendees receive a Level I: Introduction to PRT® Procedures Certificate. Level I Certification will be available at future PRT® Conferences presented by the Koegel Autism Center. 

Level I Certification provides a strong knowledge base of PRT® procedures. Level I Certification certifies that participants have attended a 2-day conference/workshop covering the following standardized content:

Content Area

PRT® Workshop/Conference Content

Minimum Number of Hours

1

Delineation of Pivotal Areas

1. Motivation
2. Responsivity to Multiple Cues
3. Self-management
4. Initiations

1.0 hour
2 Motivational Procedures of PRT® for Teaching Social Communication

1. Child attention and clear instructions
2. Maintenance tasks
3. Child choice
4. Contingent reinforcement
5. Reinforcement of communicative attempts
6. Direct and natural reinforcement
7. Types of opportunities for evoking language
8. Creating learning opportunities in the natural environment

4.0 hours
3 Facilitating Social Interactions with Typically Developing Peers 2.0 hours
4 Motivational Academics 1.5 hours
5 Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) 1.5 hours
6 Other applications of PRT®/Emerging PRT® Interventions & Research 1.0 hour
7 History & Development of PRT® 0.5 hours
8 Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 0.5 hours

 

Level II Certificate: Introductory Implementer of Pivotal Response Treatment® Procedures
Individuals seeking Level II Certification must have completed Level I Certification. Level II training introduces participants to introductory PRT® motivational procedures for teaching communication. Level II Certification certifies that participants have met fidelity of implementation criteria for PRT® with 1 child with ASD.

Level III Certificate: Generalization of Pivotal Response Treatment® Procedures
Individuals seeking Level III Certification must have completed Level I and Level II Certification. Level III training establishes participants' ability to generalize their implementation of introductory PRT® procedures for teaching communication across a broad range of children with ASD. Level III Certification certifies that participants have met fidelity of implementation criteria for PRT® with 3 different children with ASD.

For more information please contact us at autism@education.ucsb.edu or (805) 893-2049