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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Common Interest Community Board

General Notice
Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation Public Hearings
Date Posted: 1/30/2020
Expiration Date: 5/31/2020
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

UPDATED – MARCH 13, 2020

***Due to the current public health emergency related to COVID-19, some of the previously scheduled public hearings on this matter have been cancelled.  An updated public hearing schedule is provided below.  Please contact the office for the Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation for additional details or information.***

The Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation is seeking public comment on the continued regulation of several professions or occupations.

As a result of recommendations in the 2018 Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report and legislation during the 2019 General Assembly Session, the Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation is evaluating several licensure or certification programs to determine whether continued regulation is needed.  One of the programs being studied is the certification of principal or supervisory employees of common interest community managers.  A series of public hearings have been scheduled to receive public comment as part of the evaluation process.  Here are the dates, times, and locations of the public hearings:

Date and Time



March 20, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.



Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation – Conference Center, Board Room #2

9960 Mayland Drive

Richmond, VA 23233

March 23, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.




James Madison University Festival Conference & Student Center – Alleghany Room

1303 Carrier Drive.

MSC 4201

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

April 17, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

Virginia Highlands Community College – Instruction & Student Center, Room 130

130 VHCC Drive

Abingdon, VA 24212

May 21, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.

Chesapeake City Hall – Council Chambers, 1st Floor

306 Cedar Road

Chesapeake, VA 23322

May 27, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.

Fairfax City Hall – Council Chambers, City Hall Annex Room 100

10455 Armstrong Street

Fairfax, VA 22030


The public hearings will also receive comment on six other regulated professions - Soil Scientists, Wetland Delineators, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Waste Management Facility Operators, and Backflow Prevention Device Workers.  It is possible there may be high attendance at some of the hearings.

For additional information on these hearings and the evaluation process, you may contact the Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation at (804) 367-8514 or


Contact Information
Name / Title: Trisha Henshaw  / Board Executive Director
Address: DPOR
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8510    FAX: (866)490-2723    TDD: ()-