Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Certification Standards [13 VAC 5 ‑ 21]
General Information
Action Summary The final regulation consists of most of the existing technical provisions of the 1996 Virginia Certification Standards and contains most of the administrative provisions and formatting of the 1993 standards. The substantial amendments from proposed to final (i) clarify that the department will verify not approve, proof of qualifications; (ii) update to the 2000 Edition of the Building Officials & Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) Certification Program; (iii) add the ASME International QEI-1 Standard as an acceptable alternate for elevator inspectors; (iv) change from Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to Board of Housing and Community Development (BHCD) as approving alternate testing, examinations or education and experience for certification; (v) reduce the list of prohibited acts, which may result in BHCD sanctions from eleven (11) to two (2); and (vi) require the board to respond within 60 days of receipt of a petition.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
796 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/15/2000.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Trisha Lindsey  / Policy Planning Manager III
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-7000    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089

This person is the primary contact for this agency.