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Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board - Continuing Education

Hours required each year

 Note: The licensure year begins on the day of the month that the licensee was originally licensed and extends for the following 364 days.
 
To maintain licensure, a behavior analyst must complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education every licensure year. At least one hour of continuing education must relate to ethics in applied behavior analysis as defined in ORS 676.802(1).
 
To maintain licensure, an assistant behavior analyst must complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education every licensure year. At least one hour of continuing education must relate to ethics in applied behavior analysis as defined in ORS 676.802(1).
 
Continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an institution of higher education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, or the State Board of Higher Education; or a course or program approved by the Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board, or other professional organizations or associations that conduct educational meetings, workshops, symposiums, and seminars where CEU credit is offered and where the subject matter meets the requirements under subsection (6) of this rule.
 
Continuing education must address subject matter related specifically to applied behavior analysis as set forth in ORS 676.802(1)(a), the rules regulating licensed behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts, or related applied behavior analysis practices, ethics, or business practices.
 
Continuing education may include teaching a course sponsored by a CE provider listed in subsection (5) of this rule where the subject matter meets the requirements under subsection (6) of this rule. No more than half of the required hours shall be from teaching.
 
Proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of the licensee.
 
The licensee must maintain documentation of compliance with continuing education requirements for a period of two years following renewal, and must make the documentation available to HLO upon request.
A licensee may carry up to 10 continuing education hours forward to the next renewal cycle.
 
For the purpose of this rule, continuing education hours mean actual academic, classroom, or course work time, including but not limited to workshops, symposiums, or seminars. Continuing education hours do not include travel time to or from the training site, registration or check-in periods, breaks or lunch periods.

Self-attestation, audits

Licensees must attest, or declare, they have met continuing education requirements upon license renewal and are subject to periodic audits specified in OAR 824-070-0010.
 
Applicants for license renewal must submit the completed renewal form, with their signature as attestation to completion of required continuing education hours. Documentation of continuing education hours earned must be provided to the office only when selected for audit.
 
HLO audits a select percentage of registrant records to verify compliance with continuing education requirements. Audits of Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board licensees are not scheduled to begin until January 2018 to give licensees time to comply with requirements.
 

Audit documentation

Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education shall submit to the HLO, within 30 calendar days from the date of notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR 824-070-0010. If selected for audit, the licensee must provide documentation of the required continuing education from the sources.
 
If documentation of continuing education is incomplete, the licensee has an additional 30 calendar days from the date of notice of incompleteness to submit further documentation to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.
 
Failure to meet continuing education requirements shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to, assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of license.

Approved courses

To obtain pre-approval of continuing education courses or programs not approved by the Board or that do not already meet the requirements of 824-070-0005(5), please submit a completed continuing education approval request form to the Health Licensing Office.

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