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Regulations Governing the Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates [8 VAC 40 ‑ 31]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description These regulations govern the certification and operation of the Virginia private not-for-profit institutions and private for-profit institutions of higher education operating in Virginia, as well as the out-of-state institutions and relgious institutions, and institutions operating on military bases in the Commonwealth.
State Authority 23.1-215
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Beverly Rebar  / Sr. Associate for Academic and Legislative Affairs
Address: 101 N. 14th Street, 9th Floor
Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: beverlyrebar@schev.edu
Telephone: (804)371-0571    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee Changes Proposed Governor's office review in progress.
Certification Required for Schools Offering Distance Learning in Virginia NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/07/2021.
Regulatory Language for Enrollment Agreement Legislation Final Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0031 Prohibition on Arbitration Agreements
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/30/2020.
Amendments to correct errors to the regulations that became effective February 3, 2014. Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/03/2016.
Regulations Governing Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas, and Certifi Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/03/2014.
Promulgate regulation (Chapter 31)/Repeal Chapter 30 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/26/2006.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revised regulations governing private school certification
Emergency Regulations Regarding Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
Repeal and Promulgate new regualtions Proposed Stage withdrawn on 09/14/2004 before DPB completed its review.
Emergency Regulations Governing the Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates