Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Library of Virginia
Library of Virginia (Library Board)
Certification of Librarians [17 VAC 15 ‑ 100]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation sets forth the educational requirements for professional librarian's certificates. Librarians employed by the State Law Library or law libraries of counties or cities, libraries of colleges and universities, libraries of institutions and school libraries are exempt.
State Authority Sections 42.1-8 and 42.1-15.1
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 To ensure that librarians serving a political subdivision or subdivisions
having over 5,000 population and libraries operated by the Commonwealth or
under its authority, shall meet the qualifications of the State Library
Board. Those qualifications stipulate that a professional librarian
position is one that requires a knowledge of books and of library techniques
equivalent to that required for graduation from any accredited library
school or one that requires graduation from a school of library science
accredited by the American Library Association.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Taylor Melton  / Executive Assistant
Address: 800 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)692-3535    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Continuing Education Requirements for Certification of Public Librarians NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/08/2004 before DPB completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
4/10/2013 Agency Completed Retain As Is