WSR 02-05-061



[ Filed February 15, 2002, 3:04 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-79A-206.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This proposed amendment deletes the reference to the completion of the provisional status in this section of WAC. When included here, it is confusing as to whether or not individuals who qualify for the professional certificate through NBPTS certification or by having completed a similar program out-of-state, etc. need to complete provisional status in Washington prior to obtaining a professional certificate. Completion of provisional status prior to admission to a professional certificate program is required by WAC 180-78A-535(1).

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.

February 14, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office