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WAC 181-79A-130

Fee for certification.

(1) In accordance with provisions of RCW 28A.410.060 and 28A.415.010, the fee for certificates which are valid for more than one year, issued by authority of the state of Washington and authorizing the holder to serve in the common schools of the state, shall be as follows:
(a) The first issue of the residency certificate, five dollars for each year of validity;
(b) The continuing certificate, seventy dollars;
(c) The reinstatement, additional endorsement on the teaching certificate, substitute certificates, fifteen dollars;
(d) The first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teacher certificate, twenty-five dollars; and
(e) Any other certificate or credential or any renewal thereof, five dollars for each year of validity:
(i) Provided, That the fee for all career and technical education certificates shall be one dollar;
(ii) Provided, That a one-time late fee for a renewed initial or continuing certificate issued under the provisions of WAC 181-79A-123 (7), (8), or (9) for those whose initial certificate had already expired shall be one hundred dollars.
(2) The fee for any other certificate/credential, or for any renewal thereof, issued by the authority of the state of Washington and authorizing the holder to serve in the common schools of the state, shall be five dollars.
(3) Officials authorized to collect certification fees are educational service district superintendents, deans and directors of education at colleges and universities, or their designees. Sovereign tribal governments may collect certification fees for first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions certificates. The fee must accompany the application for a certificate and shall be transmitted by the receiving district, college or university, sovereign tribal government or program unit designee at least quarterly to the educational service district within which the application is filed for disposition in accordance with provisions of RCW 28A.410.060 or to the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
(4) Beginning September 1, 2013, the office of the superintendent of public instruction may collect certification fees.
(5) The fee shall not be refunded unless the application is withdrawn before it is finally considered (i.e., the issuance of a certificate or a written communication denying such issuance) by the superintendent of public instruction or his or her designee. Moneys accrued from certification fees shall be divided in the following manner:
(a) No less than fifty percent of the funds accruing within the boundaries of an educational service district shall be used to support program activities related to statewide precertification professional preparation and evaluation.
(b) The remaining funds shall be used to support professional in-service training programs, program evaluation and/or provision of certification services by educational service districts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 14-11-076, § 181-79A-130, filed 5/20/14, effective 6/20/14; WSR 13-20-027, § 181-79A-130, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13; WSR 08-12-055, § 181-79A-130, filed 6/2/08, effective 7/3/08; WSR 08-03-100, § 181-79A-130, filed 1/20/08, effective 2/20/08; WSR 07-12-006, § 181-79A-130, filed 5/24/07, effective 6/24/07; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-79A-130, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-79A-130, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. WSR 05-23-043, § 180-79A-130, filed 11/9/05, effective 12/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. WSR 05-15-024, § 180-79A-130, filed 7/7/05, effective 8/7/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). WSR 02-04-018, § 180-79A-130, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. WSR 01-09-005, § 180-79A-130, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01; WSR 00-03-048, § 180-79A-130, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00; WSR 97-04-088, § 180-79A-130, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]
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