Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2007.
Purpose: Driver training school program -- Administration and enforcement, amends existing rules regarding curriculum standards for driver training school instructors and students.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-108-090 and 308-108-160.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.82.290.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-12-125 on June 7, 2006.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 308-108-090 (2)(b)(iii)(A) is changed to require that instructors receive training in both education and special education. WAC 308-108-090(5) is changed to provide for consideration of alternative instructional methods and instruction providers.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 18, 2006.
(2) To ensure the quality of the training given, the instruction course must:
(a) Be provided by, and under the direct supervision of:
(i) An institution of higher learning accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or by an accrediting association recognized by the higher education board;
(ii) A licensed private vocational school as that term is defined by RCW 28C.10.020(7); or
(iii) An instructor-trainer.
(b) Be not less than one hundred hours in total length and consist of:
(i) Not less than ((
twelve)) fifty hours of instruction
in behind the wheel teaching methods;
(ii) Not less than ((
six)) ten hours of supervised
practice in behind the wheel teaching of driving techniques;
(iii) Not less than ((
thirty)) forty hours total of
(( approved)) instruction (( covering each)) that includes all
of the following areas:
(A) Education ((
or)) and special education;
(B) Driver education teacher, instructor, or trainer skills training;
(C) Classroom teaching techniques; ((
(D) Communication skills; ((
(iv) Not less than twelve hours of instruction that
shall prepare the instructor to:))
(A) Communicate)) (E) Teaching the concepts of driving
and traffic safety to others;
(B) Demonstrate)) (F) Educational methods, theories and
concepts in teaching a driver education course, and knowledge
of all aspects of the driving task;
(C) Develop)) (G) Developing instructional materials
and activities that aid student learning and performance;
(D) Define)) (H) Defining and (( describe)) describing
the nature of the driving task on public highways;
(E) Establish)) (I) Establishing and (( maintain))
maintaining classroom organization;
(F) Manage)) (J) Managing enrollment, student
scheduling, student records, and required reports; and
(G) Plan)) (K) Planning a course of student instruction
with outlines, lesson plans, and student performance
Not less than thirty days prior to any instructor
training being conducted by an instructor-trainer, the
instructor-trainer or owner of the driver training school
where the instructor-trainer is employed shall submit a course
curriculum for department review and approval)) The department
must approve an instructor training course curriculum before
use by an instructor-trainer.
(4) Any revision to ((
the)) an approved instructor
training course curriculum used by an instructor-trainer must
be submitted for review and approval by the department no less
than thirty days prior to its use.
(5) The department may consider other instructional
methods, instruction providers, or academic instruction in
lieu of ((
that)) those listed in subsection (2)(( (b))) of this
(6) Before an instructor training course is given, the instructor-trainer or owner must submit a list of the dates, times, and locations for the training, the names of the persons to be trained, and the name of the instructor-trainer who will be providing training.
(7) The department may monitor instructor education courses at any time to ensure that the instructor training requirements of this section are being satisfied.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.82.290. 05-16-061, § 308-108-090, filed 7/29/05, effective 8/29/05.]
(1))) (a) Behind the wheel instruction consisting of:
(a) Four or more)) (i) Not less than six hours of
on-street behind the wheel vehicle operation under the direct
supervision and direction of a licensed instructor; or
(b))) (ii) (( Three)) Five or more hours of on-street
behind the wheel vehicle operation and four or more hours of
driving simulation instruction under the direct supervision
and direction of a licensed instructor; and
(2))) (b) One or more hours of additional in-vehicle
(2) Behind the wheel instruction must be documented on a form provided or approved by the department, including the time the instruction was conducted, the signature of the instructor, and initials of the student.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.82.290. 05-16-061, § 308-108-160, filed 7/29/05, effective 8/29/05.]