WSR 15-13-020
[Filed June 8, 2015, 8:01 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-04-058.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-124H-805 Course approval required.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building #2, Conference Room 2105, Olympia, WA 98502 (check in at front counter), on July 23, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 24, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Jerry McDonald, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98502, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7051, by July 22, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sally Adams by July 22, 2015, TTY (360) 664-0166 or (360) 664-6526.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The new rule provides flexibility for the department to specify the method for course approval application submissions. This change is being made because the department will now require education providers to use the department's online resources to upload course material for approval.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule will eliminate delivery by United States mail of course work and texts to the department. This change will save course providers mailing costs and will result in a quicker turnaround of course review for approval.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.85.041.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.85.041 (1) and (6).
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: No fiscal impact to the department. Rule change was a result of a LEAN process improvement for approved course providers and the agency.
Name of Proponent: Real estate commission, department of licensing, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Jerry McDonald, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-6525; and Implementation: Delores Casitas, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-6505.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule is for the approval of prelicensed and continuing education credit for individual applicants or licensees. There are no fees to applicants or licensee[s] in using this submission method. The department of licensing and the real estate commission utilized stakeholders and individual professional licensees to participate in the rule-making process.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The department of licensing is exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
June 8, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-16-054, filed 7/29/14, effective 8/29/14)
WAC 308-124H-805 Course approval required.
(1) Any education provider or course developer may submit a course to the department for approval.
(2) Course approval by the department is required prior to the date on which the course is offered for clock hour credit.
(3) ((Each application for approval of a course shall be submitted to the department on the appropriate application form provided)) The course provider must submit a completed course approval application, using the method defined by the department.
(4) The director or designee shall approve, disapprove, or conditionally approve applications based upon criteria established by the commission.
(5) Upon approval, disapproval or conditional approval, the applicant will be so advised in writing by the department. Notification of disapproval shall include the reasons therefor.
(6) Approval shall expire four years after the effective date of approval, except for the core course which shall expire after two years.