WSR 02-15-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed July 8, 2002, 11:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend rules for course approval and distance education delivery method approval. Will amend WAC 308-124H-025 and 308-124H-029.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.85.040(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Will require that course providers demonstrate how a real estate continuing education course is related to the practice of real estate. Will require that distance education providers demonstrate how they will determine that a student has completed the required number of clock hours. Current rules do not clearly require this information from the providers and have resulted in many alleged abuses of the continuing education clock hour requirement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jana L. Jones, Assistant Administrator, Real Estate Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9015, Olympia, WA 98507-9015, phone (360) 664-6524, fax (360) 586-0998.

July 8, 2002

Jana L. Jones

Assistant Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office