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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.
Review the Code of Professional Conduct for Education Practitioners for more information!
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.
Outlines revocation or suspension of certificate or permit to teach, criminal basis, complaints, investigations, and processes.
References 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, and the risk assessment process.
Discusses physical abuse or sexual misconduct by school employees, duty to report, and trainings.
Review the steps and guidance for filing a complaint against a certified educator.