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(1) In accordance with 37-17-202, MCA, the board establishes requirements for the continuing education of licensed behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts.

(2) The board/staff will not preapprove continuing education programs or sponsors. Qualifying criteria for continuing education are specified in these rules. It is the responsibility of the licensee to select quality programs that contribute to the licensee's knowledge and competence and that meet these criteria.

(3) A continuing education activity must meet the following criteria:

(a) The activity must:

(i) have significant intellectual or practical content;

(ii) deal primarily with substantive behavior analysis issues, skills, laws, rules, or ethical standards related to one's role as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; and

(iii) be conducted by an individual or group qualified by practical or academic experience.

(b) The board may accept continuing education activities from other professional groups or academic disciplines if the licensee demonstrates that the activity is substantially related to the licensee's role as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst.

(4) All approved formal continuing education courses must issue a program or certificate of completion containing the following information:

(a) full name and qualifications of the presenter;

(b) title of the presentation attended;

(c) number of hours and date of each presentation attended;

(d) description of the presentation format; and

(e) name of licensee.

(5) It is the responsibility of the licensee to establish and maintain detailed records of continuing education compliance for a period of three years following submission of a continuing education report.


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.

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