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WAC 392-153-021

Conditional traffic safety education certificates—Behind the wheel or classroom.

(1) You may be issued a behind the wheel conditional certificate by the superintendent of public instruction to teach the laboratory phase, provided you meet the following requirements:
(a) Complete a behind the wheel conditional certificate course, consisting of at least sixty clock hours of instruction, approved by the superintendent of public instruction that includes supervised practice in instructing and demonstration of instructional competencies within two years prior to application. You must also pass practical and knowledge examinations administered by an agent approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
(b) Possess a valid Washington state driver's license (or a valid license from another state provided you are a resident of that state).
(c) Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(d) Have at least five years of licensed driving experience.
(e) Provide a current satisfactory driving record to the employing school district on an annual basis.
(f) Provide verification to the office of the superintendent of public instruction that the employing school district has determined that you comply with all of the requirements set forth in this chapter.
(g) To teach using a simulator or on a multiple car driving range, you must provide evidence of having completed an additional thirty hours of course work which includes supervised practice in instructing using the designated method.
(2) You may be issued a classroom conditional certificate by the superintendent of public instruction to teach the classroom phase, provided you meet the following requirements:
(a) Possess a valid Washington state driver's license (or a valid license from another state provided you are a resident of that state).
(b) Provide a current satisfactory driving record to the employing school district on an annual basis.
(c) Complete at least one thousand hours of behind the wheel teaching experience within the last five years.
(d) Complete an eighty clock hour classroom instructor training course approved by the superintendent of public instruction.
(e) Provide verification to the office of the superintendent of public instruction that the employing school district has determined that you comply with all of the requirements set forth in this chapter.
(3) A behind the wheel or classroom conditional certificate is valid for two years or less. The superintendent of public instruction may reissue the conditional certificate if you provide verification that you continue to meet all requirements of this chapter, including having completed sixty hours of course work within the previous two years. However, for the purpose of reissue, the employing school district superintendent (or designee) may approve up to forty-eight of the sixty hours, including approving credit for professional development courses or traffic safety education related projects.
(4) Conditional certificates are subject to suspension and revocation under the provisions of 180-79A WAC.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.220 RCW and RCW 46.20.100. WSR 09-03-086, § 392-153-021, filed 1/20/09, effective 2/20/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. WSR 06-08-043, § 392-153-021, filed 3/30/06, effective 4/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28A.220 and 46.82 RCW. WSR 01-16-003, § 392-153-021, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01.]
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