Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 4. Uniform Regulations for Licensing Programs Without Boards

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

37-1-420. Continuing education -- certification -- other qualifications for continued licensure -- audit. (1) The department on behalf of a program without a board may require licensees to participate in flexible, cost-efficient, effective, and geographically accessible continuing education.

(2) As a precondition of license renewal the department may not audit or require proof of continuing education or certification of a program that requires continuing education or state, regional, or national certification. 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) After the lapsed date provided for in 37-1-141, the department may conduct a random audit of up to 50% of all licensees who have renewed their licenses to determine compliance with a program's continuing education requirements.

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

(5) The 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. 5, Ch. 80, L. 2015.