Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Rules Governing General Educational Development Certificates [8 VAC 20 ‑ 360]
Fee increases and revised language to incorporate recent amendments to the Code of Virginia and changes to the Tests of General Educational Development (GED)
Action 1411
[Withdrawn 11/18/2004]
General Information
Action Summary The Rules Governing General Educational Development (GED) Certificates (8 VAC 20-360-10 et seq.) were last amended in 1980. Since that time the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education has developed and released a new version of the tests and established new requirements that are not reflected in the current regulations. Additionally, the Code of Virginia has been amended to include new GED programs for certain students that are at least sixteen years of age and currently enrolled in public schools. The GED Certificate is a well-respected and nationally recognized credential. To ensure the integrity of the GED credential and to ensure that the regulations related to the credential are consistent with the intent of the Code of Virginia, action should be taken to revise the regulations so that they reflect current program practices.
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
2532 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 11/18/2004 before DPB completed its review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Yvonne Thayer  / Director of Adult Education Programs
Address: Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2293   

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.