WSR 12-11-031




[ Filed May 9, 2012, 3:30 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-11-077.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-85-075 providing for the professional growth plan submission to receive continuing education credit. Repeals WAC 181-85-034, the program for awarding clock hours for professional growth plans at the district level.

Hearing Location(s): Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, on July 30, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 30, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by July 23, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by July 23, 2012, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Awards credit for completion of a professional growth plan. Repeals rules for district programs that provide clock hours for professional growth plans.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Stakeholder support.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.410.270.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail

May 9, 2012

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-85-075   Continuing education requirement.   Continuing education requirements are as follows:

(1) Each holder of a continuing certificate affected by this chapter shall be required to complete during a five-year period one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours, as defined in WAC 181-85-025 and 181-85-030, prior to the lapse date of the first issue of the continuing certificate and during each five-year period between subsequent lapse dates as calculated in WAC 181-85-100.

(2) Individuals holding a valid continuing certificate in subsection (1) of this section may choose to renew the certificate via annual professional growth plans. Each completed annual professional growth plan shall receive the equivalent of thirty continuing education credit hours. The completion of one annual professional growth plan shall meet the renewal requirements for all valid continuing and/or professional certificates held by the educator.

(3) Provided, That each holder of a continuing or a standard certificate affected by this chapter may present a copy of a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in lieu of the completion of the continuing education credit hours required by this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-85-075, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-85-075, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-19-104, 180-85-075, filed 9/20/05, effective 10/21/05; 02-14-112, 180-85-075, filed 7/2/02, effective 8/2/02; 02-04-017, 180-85-075, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02; 01-09-004, 180-85-075, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01; 99-14-010, 180-85-075, filed 6/24/99, effective 7/25/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-85-075, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-075, filed 12/14/88; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-075, filed 6/10/86.]


     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 181-85-034 Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional development system -- Professional growth plan.

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