WSR 16-11-024
[Filed May 9, 2016, 9:02 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-07-016.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-85-025 to remove the language from citation to WAC 181-78A-010. New definition of nationally accredited institutions; not regionally accredited.
Hearing Location(s): Raddison Hotel SeaTac, 18118 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188, on July 20, 2016, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 20, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by July 13, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by July 13, 2016, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Many teachers have degrees from nationally accredited institutions. Both Washington student achievement council and the federal Department of Education authorize nationally accrediting organizations and nationally accredited institutions.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Consistent with state determinations about approved higher education degrees.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
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, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail
May 9, 2016
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)
WAC 181-85-025 Continuing educationDefinition.
As used in this chapter, the term "continuing education" shall mean:
(1) All college and/or university credit, normally 100 level or higher, or continuing education credit awarded by ((a regionally)) an accredited institution of higher education, pursuant to WAC 181-78A-010(((6))).
(2) All continuing education credit hours awarded by a vocational-technical college pursuant to WAC 181-85-030(3) and all continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with the in-service education procedures and standards specified in this chapter by an approved in-service education agency.
(3) All continuing education credit hours awarded through a business, industry, or government internship that meets the requirements of chapter 181-83 WAC, Internships.
(4) All continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with WAC 181-85-033 ((and 181-85-034)).