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WAC 308-100-033

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Minimum training requirements.

(1) To ensure the quality of the training given, a training course acceptable to the director must:
(a) Be provided by, and under the direct supervision of, a training institute; and
(b) Be not less than:
(i) One hundred sixty hours if the applicant is applying for a class A commercial driver's license, including not less than:
(A) Forty hours of classroom instruction;
(B) Eighteen hours of street driving training;
(C) Sixteen hours of training in backing maneuvers;
(D) Sixteen hours of proficiency development; and
(E) Seventy hours of combined lab training, range training, and observation;
(ii) Forty-eight hours if the applicant is applying for a class B commercial driver's license, including not less than:
(A) Twenty hours of classroom instruction;
(B) Fourteen hours of street driving training;
(C) Four hours of training in backing maneuvers;
(D) Four hours of proficiency development; and
(E) Six hours of combined lab training, range training, and observation;
(iii) Thirty-six hours if the applicant is applying for a class C commercial driver's license, including not less than:
(A) Twenty hours of classroom instruction;
(B) Eight hours of street driving training;
(C) Two hours of training in backing maneuvers;
(D) Two hours of proficiency development; and
(E) Four hours of combined lab training, range training, and observation.
(2) A licensed private vocational school must maintain individual student records. Student records shall document for each student:
(a) Course attendance, starting, and ending dates;
(b) The dates and times for each session;
(c) The number of hours spent on each category of instruction covered; and
(d) The name and signature of the instructor who provided each session of instruction or training.
(3) Student records must be maintained by a licensed private vocational school for the past five years from the date instruction or training has ended and must be made available for inspection at the request of the department.
(4) A licensed private vocational school may issue a certificate of completion on a form provided by the department to a student who has received the training required under subsection (1) of this section. An accredited institution of higher learning may issue a certificate of completion to a student who has received appropriate training. A certificate issued under this subsection must be used by a student to demonstrate to the department that he or she has met the minimum requirements required under this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.25.060, and 46.25.140. WSR 08-16-017, ยง 308-100-033, filed 7/25/08, effective 8/25/08.]