Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Rules Governing General Educational Development Certificates [8 VAC 20 ‑ 360]
Amendments for Consistency with Code Changes
Action 828
[Withdrawn 11/18/2004]
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations were last amended in 1980. Since that time, the American Council on Education, which has oversight of GED testing, has established new requirements for the program that are not reflected in the current regulations. Additionally, the Code of Virginia has been amended to include new GED programs for 16-year olds. The GED Certificate is a well respected and nationally recognized credential. To ensure the integrity of the GED credential and align it with the Code of Virginia, action should be taken to create new regulations that reflect current program practice.
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
1209 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 11/18/2004 after the comment period had ended.
1512 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 11/18/2004 before DPB completed its review.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.