WSR 12-02-025




[ Filed December 28, 2011, 11:59 a.m. , effective January 28, 2012 ]

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Technical edits to WAC 181-79A-140. Corrects citation.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending x [WAC 181-79A-140].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-17-004 on August 3, 2011.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 28, 2011.

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-028, filed 3/24/08, effective 4/24/08)

WAC 181-79A-140   Types of certificates.   Six types of certificates shall be issued:

(1) Teacher. The teacher certificate, including teacher exchange permits as provided in WAC ((181-79A-220)) 181-79A-270, authorizes service as a classroom teacher.

(2) Career and technical. The career and technical education certificate authorizes service in career and technical education programs in accordance with the provisions of chapter 181-77 WAC.

(3) First people's language/culture. The first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teacher certificate authorizes service as defined under WAC 181-78A-700(8).

(4) Administrator.

(a) The administrator certificate for principal authorizes services as a building administrator or assistant principal.

(b) The administrator certificates for superintendent or program administrator will be issued to persons who meet professional educator standards board certification standards for service in the roles of superintendent or program administrator.

(5) Educational staff associate. The educational staff associate certificate authorizes service in the roles of school speech pathologists or audiologists, school counselors, school nurses, school occupational therapists, school physical therapists, school psychologists, and school social workers: Provided, That nothing within chapter 181-79A WAC authorizes professional practice by an educational staff associate which is otherwise prohibited or restricted by any other law, including licensure statutes and rules and regulations promulgated by the appropriate licensure board or agency.

(6) Limited certificates. The following limited certificates are issued to individuals under specific circumstances set forth in WAC 181-79A-231:

(a) Conditional certificate.

(b) Substitute certificate.

(c) Emergency certificate.

(d) Emergency substitute certificate.

(e) Nonimmigrant alien exchange teacher.

(f) Intern substitute teacher certificate.

(g) Transitional certificate.

(h) Provisional alternative administrative certificate.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 08-08-028, 181-79A-140, filed 3/24/08, effective 4/24/08; 07-04-003, 181-79A-140, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07; 06-14-010, 181-79A-140, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-79A-140, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 04-20-092, 180-79A-140, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; 02-18-037, 180-79A-140, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02; 02-13-027, 180-79A-140, filed 6/12/02, effective 7/13/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-79A-140, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 00-13-063, 180-79A-140, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 99-23-023, 180-79A-140, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-140, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-140, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

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