(A) All applicants for certification as a certified Ohio behavior analyst shall file an application with the board, under oath, in a format prescribed by the board and accompanied by the appropriate fee.
(B) In accord with division (A) of section 4783.04 of the Revised Code, all applications for certification shall include:
(1) Written verification from the "Behavior Analyst Certification Board" or its successor organization that the person holds a current, valid certificate as a board certified behavior analyst or determination by the board that the applicant has met the equivalent requirements pursuant to criteria set forth in paragraph (B)(1)(a) of rule 4783-4-01 of the Administrative Code;
(2) Not less than three letters of reference from individuals substantially familiar with the applicants professional conduct, competencies, and personal character. The letters shall be sent directly to the board office and shall come from:
(a) A psychologist or a school psychologist licensed by this board; or
(b) A psychologist or a school psychologist licensed by another state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canada when the supervised experience took/takes place in that other jurisdiction or the psychologist or the school psychologist is/was practicing legally in Ohio; or
(c) A board certified behavior analyst in good standing certified by the "Behavior Analyst Certification Board"; or
(d) A professional clinical counselor, independent social worker, or independent marriage and family therapist licensed under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code; or
(e) A certified Ohio behavior analyst.
(C) The application for certification shall be deemed to lapse if the applicant has not successfully completed all requirements for certification within three years after initial filing. Thereafter, a new application shall be necessary for a candidate to pursue certification.
(D) The entrance examiner appointed by the board pursuant to division (A) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code shall determine whether an applicant meets the requirements of the applicable division (A) of section 4783.03 of the Revised Code. If the entrance examiner determines that an applicant does not meet the requirements, the examiner shall propose to deny the application.