WSR 17-11-103
[Filed May 22, 2017, 2:07 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-07-093.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-408A-110(2) Continuing education clock hour requirements, 308-408A-010 Application for a licenseFingerprinting, and 308-408B-130 Fundamentals supplemental course.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 2000 4th Avenue West, 2nd Floor, Room 3204, Olympia, WA 98502, on June 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 30, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Ryan Grimes, Department of Licensing, Home Inspector Program, P.O. Box 48053, Olympia, WA 98502-8053, email, phone (360) 664-6623, fax (360) 902-3802, by June 28, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ryan Grimes by email, TTY 711 or (360) 664-6623.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Modify WAC 308-408A-110(2) to reflect the program it enforces; and repeal WAC 308-408A-010 to remove a fingerprint requirement for which the program does not have legal authority and 308-408B-130 remove a rule that is no longer in effect.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Align rules with statutory authority and clarify language.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.280.050.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.280 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Ryan Grimes, 2000 4th Avenue West, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-6623.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Exempt under RCW 19.85.020(3), this rule affects only individual licensees.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The department of licensing is exempt from this requirement under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a).
May 22, 2017
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 308-408A-010
Application for a license—Fingerprinting.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 09-13-001, filed 6/3/09, effective 7/4/09)
WAC 308-408A-110 Continuing education clock hour requirements.
A licensee shall submit to the department evidence of satisfactory completion of clock hours, pursuant to RCW 18.280.110, in the manner and on forms prescribed by the department.
(1) A licensee applying for renewal of a license shall submit evidence of completion of twenty-four hours of instruction in a course(s) approved by the board and commenced within twenty-four months of a licensee's renewal date.
(2) The twenty-four clock hours shall be satisfied by evidence of completion of approved ((real estate)) home inspector courses as defined in WAC 308-408B-040.
(3) Courses for continuing education clock hour credit shall be commenced after issuance of a first license.
(4) Approved courses may be repeated for continuing education credit in subsequent renewal periods.
(5) Clock hour credit for continuing education shall not be accepted if: The course is not approved pursuant to chapters 308-408B WAC and 18.280 RCW.
(6) Instructors shall not receive clock hour credit for teaching or course development.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 308-408B-130
Fundamentals supplemental course.