WSR 15-16-077
[Filed July 31, 2015, 12:02 p.m., effective August 31, 2015]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of this revision to increase the processing fee by $6.00 to provide more adequate support to the increasing demand and activity realized by the professional certification office.
The anticipated impact of customer service activity is greater than the staffing originally projected to adequately respond to Washington state educators, school districts administrator personnel, and the general public.
The current staffing and operational funding support inhibits our ability to timely meet the needs of our constituents. This amendment of increasing the processing fee is a step to assist in meeting the pressing service needs of our constituents.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-194-002.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.062.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 15-13-119 on June 16, 2015.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 31, 2015.
Randy Dorn
Superintendent of
Public Instruction
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-03-065, filed 1/12/12, effective 2/12/12)
WAC 392-194-002 Fee for processing initial educator certificate applications and subsequent actions.
Effective October 1, 2011, the superintendent of public instruction will charge a nonrefundable fee of ((thirty-three)) thirty-nine dollars for processing any certificate application or requests for administrative action which results in the issuance, renewal or reissuance of a permit or certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.410.025, 28A.410.210, and chapters 181-85 and 181-77 WAC; for issuance of a letter authorizing internship/student teaching pursuant to WAC 181-78A-130; and any subsequent action upon any certificate or permit referred to within this chapter. Educator certificates governed under this chapter include:
(1) Teacher. The teacher certificate, including teacher exchange permits as provided in WAC 181-79A-140, 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.
(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.