Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 22]    (Repealed)
Update to Reflect 2012 & 2013 Legislative Changes including a new Online Teacher License
Action 3809
[Withdrawn 11/20/2015]
General Information
Action Summary House Bill 578, passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 Session, amends the Code of Virginia to require the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing licensure requirements for teachers who teach only online courses, as defined in § 22.1-212.23. Such license shall be valid only for teaching online courses. Teachers who hold a five-year renewable license issued by the Board of Education may teach online courses for which they are properly endorsed. As the options available to Virginia’s public school students through virtual learning programs continue to expand, requirements for teachers assigned to teach only online courses need to be addressed. The Board of Education’s Licensure Regulations for School Personnel do not specifically address requirements for teachers who teach only online courses. The legislation requires the establishment of a license and criteria for obtaining the license.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003427]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6346 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 11/20/2015 after the comment period had ended.
6615 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 11/20/2015 after the Governor's office completed its review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Patty S. Pitts  / Assistant Superintendent for Teacher Education and
Address: P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-2522    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-