WSR 06-12-034

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed May 31, 2006, 10:02 a.m. , effective July 1, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To ensure the real estate examination encompasses current law and to clarify the six months validity of the passing score.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-124A-430.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.85.040(1) Director general powers and duties.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-09-074 on April 18, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 25, 2006.

Ralph Osgood

Assistant Director

Business and Professions Division

OTS-8676.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 91-07-029, filed 3/14/91, effective 4/14/91)

WAC 308-124A-430   Grading of examinations.   (1) ((A minimum scaled score of 70 on each portion of the real estate salesperson examination is required to pass.)) To pass the real estate salesperson examination a minimum scaled score of 70 is required on each portion. The real estate salesperson examination shall consist of two portions: (a) The national portion consisting of questions that test general real estate practices and (b) the state portion consisting of questions that test on Washington ((licensing)) laws and regulations ((effective July 1, 1991)) related to real estate licensing.

(2) ((A minimum scaled score of 75 on each portion of the real estate broker examination is required to pass.)) To pass the real estate broker examination a minimum scaled score of 75 is required on each portion. The real estate broker examination shall consist of two portions: (a) The national portion consisting of questions that test general real estate brokerage practices and (b) the state portion consisting of questions that test on Washington ((licensing)) laws((,)) and regulations related to real estate licensing, and the closing/settlement process ((effective July 1, 1991)).

(3) A passing score for a portion of an examination shall be valid for a period not to exceed six months ((effective July 1, 1991)) from the date of testing.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.85.040, [18.85].085, [18.85].090 and [18.85].095. 91-07-029, 308-124A-430, filed 3/14/91, effective 4/14/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.85.040. 88-20-036 (Order PM 774), 308-124A-430, filed 9/30/88, effective 1/1/89; 86-11-011 (Order PM 595), 308-124A-430, filed 5/12/86, effective 10/1/86.]

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