(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 20 continuing education credits, of which two hours must be in ethics and one hour must be in suicide prevention, every two years. The two-year cycle will end on the renewal date set by ARM 24.101.413 in odd-numbered years. Continuing education credits may not be carried over from one two-year cycle to another.
(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 shall affirm an understanding of their recurring duty to comply with CE requirements as a part of license renewal.
(c) The department may randomly audit up to 50 percent of renewed licensees.
(d) 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.
(e) Licensees found to be in noncompliance with CE requirements may be subject to administrative suspension.
(f) A licensee may request an exemption from CE requirements due to hardship. Requests will be considered by the board.