24.189.916 CONTINUING EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION
(1) One continuing education credit will be granted for each hour of participation in the continuing education activity.
(2) A licensed behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst must earn at least ten continuing education credits, of which one hour must be ethics, during each consecutive calendar year. Continuing education credit shall be reported as follows:
(a) No continuing education is required for licensees licensed less than one full calendar year on their first reporting date.
(b) All licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts must submit affirmation of compliance to the board on each year's license renewal that they understand their duty to comply with the continuing education requirements established by this subchapter for maintaining their license. The board may randomly audit up to 50 percent of the licensees attesting to continuing education. Certificates of completion or programs for continuing education credits reported must be submitted upon request of the board. Notices of continuing education audit will be considered properly mailed when addressed to the last known address on file in the board office. No continuing education programs used to complete delinquent continuing education plan requirements for licensure can be used to meet the continuing education requirements for the next continuing education reporting period. Any continuing education noncompliance determined by the audit may be handled by the board as a disciplinary matter.
(c) If a licensee is unable to acquire sufficient continuing education credits to meet the requirements, the licensee may request an exemption. All requests for exemptions will be considered by the board and evaluated on an individual basis.
History: 37-1-319, 37-17-202, 37-17-406, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-17-406, MCA; NEW, 2017 MAR p. 1656, Eff. 9/23/17.