WSR 03-08-043

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 27, 2003, 4:17 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 27, 2003.

Purpose: To amend chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetologists, barbers, manicurists, and estheticians. The department has reviewed the rule noted and recommends amending the grading on the performance exam from a 76% passing grade on each section to an overall minimum passing grade of 75% with no section being scored lower than 40%.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-20-120 Written and performance examinations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.16.030 and 43.24.023.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-05-058 on February 14, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 27, 2003

Trudie Touchette

Acting Administrator

OTS-6214.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-04-012, filed 1/24/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 308-20-120   Written and performance examinations.   (1) When an applicant for examination as a cosmetologist, barber, manicurist, esthetician or instructor completes the course required in RCW 18.16.100 or meets the requirement to take the examinations described in RCW 18.16.130, the department shall administer or approve the administration of a written and performance license examination. The department may approve written or performance examinations given by department-approved examination providers.

(2) The written and performance examinations for cosmetologist, barber, manicurist and esthetician shall ((be constructed to)) reasonably measure the applicant's knowledge of safe and sanitary practice. The performance examinations may be divided into skill sections. The overall minimum passing ((score)) grade for performance examinations shall be ((seventy-six)) seventy-five percent ((of each examination section or unit)) with no section being scored lower than forty percent. If an individual scores lower than forty percent in any one section, the entire performance examination must be retaken. The minimum passing ((score)) grade for the written examinations shall be seventy-six percent of the total examination questions.

(3) The written and performance examinations for instructors shall be constructed to measure the applicant's knowledge of lesson planning and teaching techniques. The overall minimum passing ((score)) grade for the performance examination shall be eighty percent ((of each examination section or unit)). The minimum passing ((score)) grade for the written examination shall be eighty percent of the total examination questions.

(((4) Performance examinations shall be divided into skills section or units.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.16.030(2). 02-04-012, 308-20-120, filed 1/24/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.16 RCW and RCW 34.05.220. 92-04-006, 308-20-120, filed 1/23/92, effective 2/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.16.030. 88-19-047 (Order PM 772), 308-20-120, filed 9/14/88. Statutory Authority: 1984 c 208. 84-19-020 (Order PL 480), 308-20-120, filed 9/12/84.]

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