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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 195. Virginia WIC Program
9/29/2020

12VAC5-195-520. Training and Education.

A. Training of applicants or authorized retailers may be conducted by state agency staff. The state agency may also delegate authority to trained individuals who have been certified as corporate trainers. Certified corporate trainers shall attend mandatory WIC training as required in order to remain certified.

B. The state agency shall provide mandatory annual training for previously authorized retailers. The annual training requirement may be met by the previously authorized retailers:

1. Submitting a newsletter training acknowledgement form;

2. Successfully completing an agency-sponsored Internet training course offered by the WIC Program; or

3. Attending an approved instructor-led, interactive training class.

C. Reauthorization training shall be required for previously authorized retailers that have been selected under a new contract period.

D. Authorized retailers may request remedial training at any time by contacting the state agency.

E. All authorized retailers are required to have at least one representative participate in annual training provided by either the state agency or a certified corporate trainer (7 CFR 246.12).

F. Failure of an authorized retailer to meet the mandatory training requirements shall result in sanctions being imposed and the possible termination of the retailer's program authorization, unless the state agency determines that inadequate participant access would exist if the authorization were terminated.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia; 7 CFR Part 246.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 24, Issue 19, eff. May 26, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 22, eff. July 6, 2009; Volume 29, Issue 12, eff. March 13, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 22, eff. July 24, 2019.

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