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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 121BEHAVIOR ANALYST
RULE §121.21Behavior Analyst Licensing Requirements

(a) To qualify for licensure as a behavior analyst, a person must:

  (1) hold current certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral or equivalent, issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board or its equivalent as approved by the department; and

  (2) be in compliance with all professional, ethical, and disciplinary standards established by the certifying entity.

(b) Persons who are subject to or have received a disciplinary action by the certifying entity may be ineligible for a license.

(c) Persons who hold current certification by the certifying entity but who do not hold a current license may not:

  (1) practice behavior analysis; or

  (2) use the title "licensed behavior analyst."

(d) Persons who hold a current Texas license may use the title "licensed behavior analyst" or a reasonable abbreviation of the title that is accurate and not misleading, including "LBA," "L.B.A.," "TXLBA," or "TX. L.B.A."

(e) Except as provided in Subchapter B, Texas Occupations Code Chapter 506, a person must be licensed under this chapter to provide behavior analysis services to a client in Texas.


Source Note: The provisions of this §121.21 adopted to be effective May 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 2570; amended to be effective August 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 5192; amended to be effective June 1, 2021, 46 TexReg 3389

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