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PDFWAC 388-112A-1245

What are the requirements and minimum qualifications for high school instructors and programs that offer core basic, population specific, nurse delegation, and specialty trainings?

(1) A high school instructor teaching core basic, population specific, nurse delegation core, nurse delegation special focus on diabetes, specialty and expanded specialty trainings must meet the following minimum qualifications:
(a) Be at least twenty-one years of age;
(b) Not have had a professional, adult family home, assisted living facility, or social services license or certification revoked in Washington state;
(c) Meet the following education and work experience requirements upon initial approval or hire:
(i) Have a valid teaching credential with a related endorsement such as career and technical education, science, health, or special education; and
(A) Have caregiving experience within the last five years in a school, community-based, or home setting; or
(B) Be a registered nurse with direct care experience within the last five years; or
(C) Be certificated under the vocational code V511614; or
(D) Have successfully completed core basic training taught by a DSHS approved instructor; or
(E) Have taught forty hours of basic training while being mentored by an instructor who is approved to teach basic training;
(d) Have at least 100 hours teaching experience;
(e) Be knowledgeable in caregiving practices and demonstrate competency for teaching the course content or units being taught; and
(f) Have successfully completed any specialty or expanded specialty training classes before training others;
(2) In addition to requirements under subsection (1) of this section, an instructor for nurse delegation core or diabetes must have a current Washington registered nurse (RN) license in good standing without practice restrictions.
(3) A high school home care aide training program must be approved and contracted by the department as a community instructor program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 70.128.060. WSR 21-18-062, ยง 388-112A-1245, filed 8/26/21, effective 9/26/21.]
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