Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Martial Arts Events Regulations [18 VAC 120 ‑ 44]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation contains the requirements for the licensure of martial artists, managers, matchmakers, promoters, trainers, seconds, and cut men; and provides for the licensing of, and conduct standards for, martial arts events.
State Authority Title 54.1, Chapter 8.1
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 protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by regulating the martial arts events in least burdensome, costly and intrusive manner to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen (Kate) R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: DPOR
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (866)465-6206    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
General Review of Virginia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Events Regulations NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/03/2024.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status