Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Career and Technical Education [8 VAC 20 ‑ 120]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulations governing Vocational Education are divided into three specific categories: (1) general provisions; (2) administration; and (3) operation of programs. Specific sections of the regulations may be mandated by federal law while others are mandated by state law.
State Authority Sections 22.1-227 ; 22.1-26 ; 22.1-228 ; 22.1-253.13.1 (D) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority 20 U.S.C. 2301 et. seq.: The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998
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 The following goals are identified:
To eliminate duplication of regulations;
To update regulations to comply with new state and federal laws;
To update definitions for consistency with other state and federal regulations dealing with similar issues; and
To revise those regulations that exceed minimum requirements.
Meetings See all meetings (2) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Lolita Hall  / Director, Career and Technical Education
Address: Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2840    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revisions to reflect changes in federal and state laws; Eliminate any duplication Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/19/2012.
Amend Vocational Education Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/30/2002.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Proposal to amend Vocational Education Regulations Proposed Stage withdrawn on 09/25/2000 before DPB completed its review.