WSR 00-03-050

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed January 14, 2000, 1:11 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 12, 2000.

Purpose: The amendment allows an individual from a foreign country to submit a transcript from a regionally accredited United States college or university as evidence of degree equivalency.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-260.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-24-124 on December 1, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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

January 14, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-3317.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-174, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99)

WAC 180-79A-260
Establishing equivalency for course work, degrees and programs completed in countries outside the United States.

Certification candidates who have completed degree and/or approved professional preparation programs in a country other than the United States may be required to ((submit)) provide one or more of the following:

(1) A transcript from a regionally accredited United States college or university indicating that the college/university has accepted the degree as equivalent to its degree.

(2) A statement of degree equivalency for the appropriate degree from a foreign credentials' evaluation agency approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

(((2))) (3) A statement from an official of the college or university where the certification program was completed, indicating completion of the program and approval of the program by the agency governing certification in that country.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-260, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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