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PDFWAC 392-121-259

Definition—Nondegree credits.

As used in this chapter, "nondegree credits" means credits recognized for nondegreed certificated instructional employees as follows:
(1) Zero credits shall be recognized for persons holding a valid certificate other than a certificate included in subsection (2) or (3) of this section.
(2) Thirty credits shall be recognized for persons holding a valid continuing or standard school nurse certificate.
(3) Persons holding valid vocational/career and technical education certificates as provided for in chapter 181-77 WAC shall accumulate recognized credits as follows:
(a) One credit for each one hundred clock hours of occupational experience as defined in WAC 181-77-003(7), subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(i) Clock hours of occupational experience used in determining nondegree credits must be earned after meeting the minimum vocational/career and technical education certification requirements of three years (six thousand hours) as established in WAC 181-77-041 (1)(a)(i), regardless of when the initial certificate is issued and regardless of type of vocational/career and technical education certificate held.
(ii) Nondegree credits based on occupational experience shall be limited to a maximum of twenty credits per calendar year.
(iii) Nondegree credits based on occupational experience shall exclude experience determined pursuant to WAC 392-121-264 (1)(a) through (d).
(b) One credit for each ten clock hours of vocational/career and technical education educator training meeting the requirements of WAC 181-77-003 (2), (9), or (12). Clock hours of vocational/career and technical education educator training used in determining nondegree credits must be earned after meeting the minimum vocational/career and technical education certification requirements as established in WAC 181-77-041 (1)(b) and (c), regardless of when the initial certificate is issued and regardless of type of vocational/career and technical education certificate held.
(4) Credits earned after September 1, 1995, must satisfy the additional requirements of WAC 392-121-262.
(5) Accumulate credits rounded to one decimal place.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1). WSR 07-23-041, § 392-121-259, filed 11/14/07, effective 12/15/07; WSR 06-19-045, § 392-121-259, filed 9/15/06, effective 10/16/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1) and section 503 (1)(b) of the 2002 supplemental budget. WSR 02-22-065, § 392-121-259, filed 11/1/02, effective 12/2/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290 and chapter 28A.415 RCW. WSR 97-22-106 (Order 97-07), § 392-121-259, filed 11/5/97, effective 12/6/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. WSR 95-21-096 (Order 95-09), § 392-121-259, filed 10/18/95, effective 11/18/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.150.400 and the Biennial Operating Appropriations Act. WSR 94-01-190, § 392-121-259, filed 12/22/93, effective 1/22/94.]
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