Grounds for denial or withdrawal of education provider or course material.

(1) Course or education provider approval may be denied or withdrawn if the education provider:
(a) Has had any disciplinary action taken against his or her license in this or any other jurisdiction;
(b) Falsified any student records or classroom hour certificates;
(c) Falsified any application or any other information required to be submitted to the department;
(d) Attempted in any manner to either impart to any student candidate, the content of or answer to any test question(s), or both;
(e) Violated any provision in chapter 46.70 RCW or the rules promulgated thereunder;
(f) Failed to cooperate with the department in any investigation or hearing;
(g) Has been convicted of a crime within the preceding ten years;
(h) Violated provisions of any local, state, or federal antidiscrimination law;
(i) Continued to teach or offer any vehicle industry subject matter whereby the interests of the public are endangered, after the director, by order in writing, stated objections to the continuing subject matter;
(j) Offered, sold, or awarded any classroom hours without requiring the student to successfully complete the hours for which the course was approved;
(k) Accepted registration fees but did not supply the service or failed to refund the fees, in accordance with the education provider's published refund policy, or both;
(l) Represented in any manner that the education provider is associated with a college or university unless it meets the standards and qualifications of, and has been approved by, the state agency having jurisdiction;
(m) Represented that an education provider is recommended or endorsed by the state of Washington or by the department, provided that a school authorized to provide education under this chapter may state: "This school is approved under chapter 46.70 RCW;"
(n) Advertised, published, printed, or distributed false or misleading information regarding the education provider or course material;
(o) Advertised the availability of credit in any manner without affixing the educator name as approved by the department;
(p) Failed to teach a course consistent with the approved course content or curriculum;
(q) Failed to update curriculum for a change in statute or rules within thirty days of the effective date.
(2) The department also has the authority to withdraw a course approval or education provider approval if it was approved through the mistake or inadvertence of the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.70.170 and 46.70.79 [46.70.079]. WSR 12-24-041, ยง 308-66-310, filed 11/29/12, effective 1/1/13.]
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