PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
[Filed January 28, 2019, 12:24 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-30-010 Definitions, 4-30-132 What are the program standards for CPE?, 4-30-133 Limitations on continuing professional education (CPE), 4-30-134 What are the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements for individuals?, 4-30-136 How do I report my CPE to the board?, and 4-30-138 What documentation must I retain to support my eligibility for CPE credit?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board of accountancy proposes amending:
WAC 4-30-010 to add a definition for nano learning to the section.
WAC 4-30-132 and 4-30-134 to incorporate aspects of the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) CPE model rules, reorganize the CPE requirements between the various CPE rule sections for clarity, and rename the rule.
WAC 4-30-136 to simplify the rule language and rename the rule.
WAC 4-30-138 to simplify the rule language, remove the information and reference related to a retired board policy, and rename the rule.
The board of accountancy proposes adoption of new WAC 4-30-133 to incorporate aspects of the UAA CPE model rules and reorganize the CPE requirements between the various CPE rule sections for clarity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kirsten Donovan, Rules Coordinator, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, phone 360-664-9191, fax 360-664-9190, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email Kirsten.email@example.com, web site https://acb.wa.gov/.
January 28, 2019
Charles E. Satterlund, CPA