Issuance of false academic credentials.
(1) It is unlawful for a person or entity to:
(a) Grant, award or offer to grant or award a false academic credential, in violation of this chapter; or
(b) Represent that a credit earned or granted by a person or entity, in violation of this chapter, can be applied toward a credential offered by another person; or
(c) Solicit another person to seek a credential or credit offered in violation of this chapter.
(2) The granting, awarding or issuance of a false academic credential is a Class C felony and is subject to criminal and civil penalties as prescribed in RCW 9A.20.021
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.76.120
and 28B.85.020. WSR 09-02-008, § 250-61-225, filed 12/29/08, effective 1/29/09.]