WSR 10-19-120

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed September 21, 2010, 4:26 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-15-018.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Sign-in/sign-out sheets for continuing education courses for home inspectors, to ensure home inspectors are completing the full number of clock hours in continuing education courses, and are not allowing other students to sign them in and out of the training facility before the end of the training time allotted. Education providers to provide sign-in/sign-out sheets for student use. Providers to retain the sign-in/sign-out sheets for department review upon request.

Hearing Location(s): 2000 4th Avenue West, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Olympia, WA 98507, on October 26, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 26, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Rhonda Myers, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail rmyers@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-0998, by October 25, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sally Adams by October 25, 2010, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-6526.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal will create a rule for education providers to make sign-in/sign-out sheets available to students participating in continuing education courses for home inspectors. This will also ensure students are completing the required number of clock hours mandated for each class.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal will ensure home inspector class attendees receive the total number of clock hours listed for each continuing education class they take.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.280.060.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.280 RCW.

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, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 664-6497.

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 21, 2010

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3461.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-13-001, filed 6/3/09, effective 7/4/09)

WAC 308-408A-110   Continuing education clock hour requirements.   A licensee shall submit to the department evidence of satisfactory completion of clock hours, pursuant to RCW 18.280.110, in the manner and on forms prescribed by the department.

(1) A licensee applying for renewal of a license shall submit evidence of completion of twenty-four hours of instruction in a course(s) approved by the board and commenced within twenty-four months of a licensee's renewal date.

(2) The twenty-four clock hours shall be satisfied by evidence of completion of approved real estate courses as defined in WAC 308-408B-040.

(3) Courses for continuing education clock hour credit shall be commenced after issuance of a first license.

(4) Approved courses may be repeated for continuing education credit in subsequent renewal periods.

(5) Clock hour credit for continuing education shall not be accepted if: The course is not approved pursuant to chapters 308-408B WAC and 18.280 RCW.

(6) Instructors shall not receive clock hour credit for teaching or course development.

(7) All providers of continuing education courses will make sign-in and sign-out sheets available to class participants. The provider will ensure that all students will sign in at the beginning of the class, and will not allow anyone to sign out until the end of the class. Education providers will not sign out students who are not physically present in the class or allow students to sign out on behalf of other class participants.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280. [18.280.060](6). 09-13-001, 308-408A-110, filed 6/3/09, effective 7/4/09.]

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