WSR 03-02-009

PERMANENT RULES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TRAINING COMMISSION

[ Filed December 20, 2002, 2:31 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 11, 2002.

Purpose: WAC 139-10-221, making this change will bring the corrections standard in line with the standard for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. The current WAC does not allow for flexibility in dealing with students with varying needs of remediation. This presents a hardship for stakeholders who cannot afford to send their student through the entire academy again to pass possibly one skill or examination. Proposed change will allow staff flexibility and insure the greatest possibility for students to successfully complete the academy with the required skills and knowledge.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-21-089 on October 21, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 20, 2002

Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

OTS-5896.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-17-017, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00)

WAC 139-10-221   Scholastic performance requirements for basic corrections training.   (1) Each trainee in a basic corrections academy shall receive certification only upon full and successful completion of the basic academy process as prescribed by the Washington state criminal justice training commission. The performance of each trainee shall be evaluated as follows:

(a) Scholastic achievement. A standardized examination process shall be utilized by each corrections academy sponsored or conducted by the commission, in evaluating the level of scholastic achievement of each trainee. Such process shall include the application of a minimum passing score for written examinations in each academy, as determined by the rules of the commission and include the availability of a retesting procedure. ((Retesting of each trainee shall be limited to one retest for each written examination.))

(b) Skill proficiency. A standardized examination process shall be utilized by each corrections academy sponsored or conducted by the commission, in evaluating the level of skill proficiency of each trainee. Such process shall include application of a minimum passing score of seventy percent for demonstration of all skill proficiencies identified by the commission and include the availability of a retesting procedure. ((Retesting shall be limited to one retest for each identified skill proficiency testing procedure.))

(c) Employing agencies will be notified of test results within twenty-four hours in the case of test failure. Agency authorization for retesting must occur before the retest examination is conducted. Subsequent failure of the retest will result in commission notification to the employing agency executive director, or designee, and removal of the affected trainee from the academy.

(2) In the event of retest failure, and subsequent academy removal, a letter of training attendance will be sent to the employing agency and a certificate of completion will not be awarded. The affected trainee will not be eligible for reentry into that same academy for a three-month period, if continually employed by the same agency.

Hours of successfully completed training will be recorded by the commission in the trainee's commission training record.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 00-17-017, 139-10-221, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office