Online Provider Approval

RCW 28A.250 creates the requirement that online providers be approved by OSPI. The approval process is defined in WAC 392-502.

This section includes the lists of approved providers, the online provider responsibilities, the approval eligibility and terminology, and the approval process and criteria.

Recent changes

OSPI has enacted a change to WAC 392-502-030.

The purpose of this permanent amendment to WAC 392-502-030 is to exempt district online school programs, single-district providers, and affiliate providers from the rule's accreditation requirement.

An emergency rule change put the change into effect in August, prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. The recent rulemaking order will make the amendment permanent.

View the draft changes. The CR-102 explains the impetus of the proposed changes.