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WAC 388-71-1076

What is a guest speaker, and what are the minimum qualifications to be a guest speaker?

(1) A guest speaker is a person selected by an approved instructor to teach on a specific topic. A guest speaker:
(a) May only teach a specific subject in which he or she has expertise, background, and experience that establishes his or her expertise on that specific topic;
(b) May not teach the entire course;
(c) Must not supplant the primary teaching responsibilities of the instructor; and
(d) Must cover the DSHS competencies and learning objectives for the topic he or she is teaching.
(2) The approved instructor:
(a) Must ensure the guest speaker meets these minimum qualifications;
(b) Maintain documentation of the guest speaker's qualifications and background;
(c) Supervise and monitor the guest speaker's performance; and
(d) Is responsible for ensuring the required content is taught.
(3) DSHS does not approve guest speakers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, ยง 388-71-1076, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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