Section 34-5A-4

Application.

Each person desiring to obtain a license shall submit an application and authorized fees to the board. The application shall include evidence demonstrating that the applicant satisfies all of the following requirements:

(1) Is of good moral character and conducts his or her professional activities in accordance with accepted professional and ethical standards, including:

a. Compliance with the professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts of the certifying entity.

b. Completion of a criminal background check pursuant to rule of the board. The cost of the criminal background check shall be paid by the applicant. An applicant shall submit to the board two complete sets of fingerprints and a form, sworn to by the applicant, containing his or her name, date of birth, and Social Security number for completion of the criminal background check. The board shall submit the fingerprints and form to the State Bureau of Investigations, or any entity contracted with for the purposes of furnishing criminal background checks, for a state criminal history record check. The board shall keep information received pursuant to this section confidential, except that any information received and relied upon in denying the issuance of a license in this state may be disclosed if necessary to support the denial.

(2) In addition to satisfying the requirements of subdivision (1), a licensed behavior analyst applicant shall also maintain active status as a board certified behavior analyst, as recognized by the certifying entity, following passage of the board certified behavior analyst examination.

(3) In addition to satisfying the requirements of subdivision (1), a licensed assistant behavior analyst applicant shall also do all of the following:

a. Maintain active status as a board certified assistant behavior analyst, as recognized by the certifying entity, following passage of the board certified assistant behavior analyst examination.

b. Provide proof of ongoing supervision by a licensed behavior analyst who is a current board certified behavior analyst in a manner consistent with the requirements of the certifying entity for supervision of board certified assistant behavior analysts.

(Act 2014-163, p. 465, §4; Act 2016-400, §1.)