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RULE §121.22Assistant Behavior Analyst Licensing Requirements

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

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

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

  (3) be in compliance with the applicable supervision requirements of the certifying entity at all times when practicing behavior analysis.

(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 assistant behavior analyst."

(d) Persons who hold a current Texas license may use the title "licensed assistant behavior analyst" or a reasonable abbreviation of the title that is accurate and not misleading, including "LaBA," "L.a.B.A.," "TXLaBA," or "TX. L.a.B.A." The letter "a" representing the word "assistant" may not be capitalized unless the abbreviation clearly represents the word "assistant," including "Lic. Asst. BA," "TX L. Assist. B.A." or similar.

(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 §121.22 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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