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Code of Professional Conduct

The code of professional conduct is codified by the Washington State Legislature in WACs and RCWs. Please use this page to link to the complete rules and regulations.

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WAC Sections

Chapter 181-87 WAC
Professional certification — acts of unprofessional conduct

Chapter 181-86 WAC
Professional certification — policies and procedures for administration of certification proceedings

  • WAC 181-86-013 Good moral character and personal fitness - definition
  • WAC 181-86-014 Good moral character and personal fitness – continuing requirement

RCW Sections

RCW 28A.410.090
Revocation or suspension of certificate or permit to teach — Criminal basis — Complaints — Investigation — Process

RCW 26.44.030
Abuse of Children — Reports — Duty and authority to make — Duty of receiving agency — Duty to notify — Case planning and consultation — Penalty for unauthorized exchange of information — Filing dependency petitions — Investigations — Interviews of children — Records — Risk assessment process.

RCW 28A.400.317
Physical abuse or sexual misconduct by school employees — Duty to report — Training.

How to File a Complaint Against a Certificated Educator



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