Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Uniform Professional Licensing and Regulation Procedures

Continuing Education -- Certification -- Other Qualifications For Continued Licensure -- Audit

37-1-306. Continuing education -- certification -- other qualifications for continued licensure -- audit. (1) A board may require licensees to participate in flexible, cost-efficient, effective, and geographically accessible continuing education or continued state, regional, or national certification for licensure.

(2) A board that requires continuing education or state, regional, or national certification may not audit or require proof of continuing education or certification as a precondition for license renewal. However, a licensee who reactivates a license after the license has expired, as provided in 37-1-141, is subject to a mandatory continuing education audit.

(3) Except as provided in 37-50-305, after the lapsed date provided for in 37-1-141, the board or department may conduct a random audit of up to 50% of all licensees who have renewed their licenses to determine compliance with board or program continuing education requirements.

(4) The board or department may audit licensees for compliance with state, regional, or national certification or other board or department requirements.

(5) The board or department shall provide a licensee not in compliance with continuing education or certification requirements with an opportunity to cure the noncompliance as provided in 37-1-321.

History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 429, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 467, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 80, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 50, L. 2019.