By July 1982, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall adopt rules and regulations for a resource specialist certificate of competence. The certificate shall provide all the following:
(a) Definition of the competencies required of a resource specialist.
(b) Provision for a system of direct application to the commission for a certificate of competence for each teacher who holds a valid special education credential, other than an emergency credential, and who satisfies any one of the following criteria:
(1) Provided instruction and services as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 80070.1 of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code as it read immediately prior to July 28, 1980, for two years prior to September 1, 1981.
(2) Provided instruction and services as specified in subdivision (b) of Section 80070.2 of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code as it read immediately prior to July 28, 1980, for two years prior to June 30, 1983.
(c) Provision for the issuance, for up to three years, of a preliminary nonrenewable certificate of competence for the resource specialist, and adoption of the standards for the issuance and continuing validity of such a certificate.
(d) Establishment of a system for verification of competencies through both of the following:
(1) Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved institution of higher education resource specialist certificate program.
(2) Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved competency assessment panels for resource specialist certification.
(e) Cooperation with the department in implementing these provisions.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who held a preliminary resource specialist certificate of competence on January 28, 1982, and who met the requirements for a clear resource specialist certificate of competence as specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) may be issued a clear resource specialist certificate of competence upon submission of a completed application, but without any additional fee.
(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 144, Sec. 27.)