Section 393.17, Florida Statutes 2003
393.17 Behavioral programs; certification of behavior analysts; fees.--The department shall by rule implement a certification program to ensure that qualified persons oversee the design and implementation of behavioral programs for persons who are developmentally disabled. Certification and recertification minimum standards must comply with departmental rules and must include, for initial certification, examination of competencies in applying behavior analysis with persons who are developmentally disabled within established competency clusters. These competency clusters shall include, but not be limited to, behavioral assessments, observation and recording, behavioral program development and monitoring, and other areas as determined by professional practitioners of behavior analysis. Fees shall be charged for certification not to exceed the cost of development and administration of the examination and periodic renewal of certification. The department shall establish by rule the procedures for certification and certification renewal.
History.--s. 22, ch. 89-308; s. 1, ch. 90-192; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 2, ch. 98-152.