(1) This chapter applies only to the director and the boards and commissions having jurisdiction in relation to the businesses and professions licensed under the chapters specified in this section. This chapter does not apply to any business or profession not licensed under the chapters specified in this section.
(2)(a) The director has authority under this chapter in relation to the following businesses and professions:
(i) Auctioneers under chapter 18.11 RCW;
(ii) Bail bond agents and bail bond recovery agents under chapter 18.185 RCW;
(iii) Camping resorts' operators and salespersons under chapter 19.105 RCW;
(iv) Commercial telephone solicitors under chapter 19.158 RCW;
(v) Cosmetologists, barbers, manicurists, and estheticians under chapter 18.16 RCW;
(vi) Court reporters under chapter 18.145 RCW;
(vii) Driver training schools and instructors under chapter 46.82 RCW;
(viii) Employment agencies under chapter 19.31 RCW;
(ix) For hire vehicle operators under chapter 46.72 RCW;
(x) Limousines under chapter 46.72A RCW;
(xi) Notaries public under chapter 42.44 RCW;
(xii) Private investigators under chapter 18.165 RCW;
(xiii) Professional boxing, martial arts, and wrestling under chapter 67.08 RCW;
(xiv) Real estate appraisers under chapter 18.140 RCW;
(xv) Real estate brokers and salespersons under chapters 18.85 and 18.86 RCW;
(xvi) Scrap metal processors, scrap metal recyclers, and scrap metal suppliers under chapter 19.290 RCW;
(xvii) Security guards under chapter 18.170 RCW;
(xviii) Sellers of travel under chapter 19.138 RCW;
(xix) Timeshares and timeshare salespersons under chapter 64.36 RCW;
(xx) Whitewater river outfitters under chapter 79A.60 RCW;
(xxi) Home inspectors under chapter 18.280 RCW;
(xxii) Body artists, body piercers, and tattoo artists, and body art, body piercing, and tattooing shops and businesses, under chapter 18.300 RCW; and
(xxiii) Appraisal management companies under chapter 18.310 RCW.
(b) The boards and commissions having authority under this chapter are as follows:
(i) The state board for architects established in chapter 18.08 RCW;
(ii) The Washington state collection agency board established in chapter 19.16 RCW;
(iii) The state board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors established in chapter 18.43 RCW governing licenses issued under chapters 18.43 and 18.210 RCW;
(iv) The funeral and cemetery board established in chapter 18.39 RCW governing licenses issued under chapters 18.39 and 68.05 RCW;
(v) The state board of licensure for landscape architects established in chapter 18.96 RCW; and
(vi) The state geologist licensing board established in chapter 18.220 RCW.
(3) In addition to the authority to discipline license holders, the disciplinary authority may grant or deny licenses based on the conditions and criteria established in this chapter and the chapters specified in subsection (2) of this section. This chapter also governs any investigation, hearing, or proceeding relating to denial of licensure or issuance of a license conditioned on the applicant's compliance with an order entered under RCW 18.235.110 by the disciplinary authority.
[2013 c 322 § 29; 2010 c 179 § 18. Prior: 2009 c 412 § 22; 2009 c 370 § 20; 2009 c 102 § 5; 2008 c 119 § 21; 2007 c 256 § 12; 2006 c 219 § 13; 2002 c 86 § 103.]
| Severability -- Effective date -- 2010 c 179: See RCW 18.310.900 and 18.310.901.|
Short title -- Implementation -- 2009 c 412: See RCW 18.300.900 and 18.300.902.
Effective date -- 2009 c 370 §§ 1-16, 18, 20, and 21: See note following RCW 18.96.010.
Finding -- 2009 c 370: See note following RCW 18.96.010.
Funeral directors and embalmers account and cemetery account abolished, moneys transferred to funeral and cemetery account -- 2009 c 102: See note following RCW 18.39.810.
Effective date -- 2006 c 219: See note following RCW 46.82.285.