4783.04 Application for certificate; eligibility.

(A) An individual seeking a certificate to practice as a certified Ohio behavior analyst shall file with the state board of psychology a written application on a form prescribed and supplied by the board. To be eligible for a certificate, the individual shall do all of the following:

(1) Demonstrate that the applicant is of good moral character and conducts the applicant's professional activities in accordance with accepted professional and ethical standards;

(2) Comply with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code;

(3) Demonstrate an understanding of the law regarding behavioral health practice;

(4) Demonstrate current certification as a board certified behavior analyst by the behavior analyst certification board or its successor organization or demonstrate completion of equivalent requirements and passage of a psychometrically valid examination administered by a nationally accredited credentialing organization;

(5) Pay the fee established by the state board of psychology.

(B) The state board of psychology shall review all applications received under this section. The state board of psychology shall not grant a certificate to an applicant for an initial certificate unless the applicant complies with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code and the state board of psychology, in its discretion, decides that the results of the criminal records check do not make the applicant ineligible for a certificate issued pursuant to section 4783.09 of the Revised Code. If the state board of psychology determines that an applicant satisfies the requirements for a certificate to practice as a certified Ohio behavior analyst, the state board of psychology shall issue the applicant a certificate.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.