WSR 09-20-046

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed September 30, 2009, 3:50 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-09-106.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Add new section WAC 308-408B-130 Fundamentals supplemental course.

Washington state applicants not seeking reciprocity who lack the required one hundred twenty hours of home inspection classroom education, but have completed a minimum of eighty hours of department approved classroom instruction can apply to the department for consideration of an approved supplemental course.

The applicant must provide a copy of their certificate(s) of completion, course outline that includes hours spent on each topic, and proof of testing. The supplemental course and the applicant's previous classroom instruction must meet or exceed the current board approved fundamentals curriculum.

Applicants who have taken home inspection courses must provide proof that they had successfully completed the course not earlier than June 12, 2006.

This rule is effective until June 1, 2010.

Hearing Location(s): 2000 4th Avenue West, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Olympia, WA 98507, on November 11, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 16, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Rhonda Myers, 2000 4th Avenue West, 2nd Floor Conference Room, e-mail rmyers@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-0998, by November 2, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gale Mitchell, by November 2, 2009, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-6487.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal will create a supplemental course for applicants without enough education to reach the required one hundred and twenty hours of classroom training in the board approved fundamentals.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This will allow the creation of a supplemental course for applications [applicants who] have taken home inspector courses prior to the enactment of RCW 18.18.280. This will help them to attain the required one hundred and twenty hours of classroom fundamentals.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.280.050(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.280.060(1).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Rhonda Myers and Jerry McDonald, 2000 4th Avenue West, (360) 664-6487.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Rule is for individual licensees and not small business enterprises.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The department of licensing is not one of the named agencies under this RCW.

September 30, 2009

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

OTS-2539.2

Chapter 308-408B WAC

EDUCATION -- HOME INSPECTOR COURSE APPROVAL

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.
NEW SECTION
WAC 308-408B-130   Fundamentals supplemental course.   Washington state applicants not seeking reciprocity who lack the required one hundred twenty hours of home inspection classroom education, but have completed a minimum of eighty hours of department approved classroom instruction can apply to the department for consideration of an approved supplemental course.

The applicant must provide a copy of their certificate(s) of completion, course outline that includes hours spent on each topic, and proof of testing. The supplemental course and the applicant's previous classroom instruction must meet or exceed the current board approved fundamentals curriculum.

Applicants who have taken home inspection courses must provide proof that they had successfully completed the course not earlier than June 12, 2006.

This rule is effective until June 1, 2010.

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office