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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 5. Department of Housing and Community Development
Chapter 80. Virginia Standards for Individual and Regional Code Academies
8/5/2020

13VAC5-80-60. Application for Accreditation.

A. Any code academy seeking a Certificate of Accreditation shall submit the information required by these standards, on forms provided by DHCD, 120 calendar days prior to the date for which approval is requested.

B. The operator shall reimburse DHCD for the cost of processing and monitoring the accreditation.

C. The following information shall be submitted as part of the application:

1. A budget documenting the financial resources available to equip, maintain, and operate the code academy and proposed expenditures;

2. The educational and teaching qualifications of the operator and instructors;

3. The individual courses of instruction that will be offered, the purpose of such instructions, and an instruction schedule including proposed dates, times, and instructors. The course listing shall include state code academy courses required for certification and continuing education programs;

4. A listing of any equipment available to aid instruction in each field;

5. The maximum anticipated enrollment to be accommodated with the equipment available in each specified field, and the ratio of students to instructors, which shall not exceed 50 to 1 for lecture format courses and 20 to 1 for interactive courses;

6. The locations where such instruction will take place; and

7. Any additional information that DHCD may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

D. Each application for a Certificate of Accreditation shall also include the following commitments:

1. Conduct the code academy in accordance with all standards and regulations promulgated by DHCD and BHCD;

2. Permit DHCD to inspect the code academy at any time and provide all information pertaining to the activities of the code academy or its financial condition as requested by DHCD;

3. Use the levy retained under § 36-137 of the Code of Virginia only for purposes directly relating to the operation of the code academy;

4. Conduct all state certification courses in accordance with DHCD content and delivery requirements;

5. In the event that the code academy should close, a list of enrolled students who have not completed their program of study and the amount of the course that they have completed shall be submitted to DHCD;

6. Maintain current, complete and accurate student records, including a record of all hours of work completed by each student;

7. Submit quarterly activity reports on forms provided by DHCD. The reports shall include:

a. Training activities conducted during a quarter;

b. Expenditures for conducted training activities;

c. Expenditures for related activities; and

d. Anticipated adjustments to approved activities at the time of accreditation; and

8. Submit final activity and budget reports on forms provided by DHCD within 90 days prior to the end of the accreditation period. The reports shall include:

a. A training and activity report, including courses, programs, instructors, and student statistics;

b. A report detailing related activities;

c. A report on expenditures on all activities and purchases including revenue collected and any carryover balance; and

d. Summary of the accreditation year.

Statutory Authority

§ 36-137 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR394-01-23 § 6, eff. March 1, 1991; amended, Volume 19, Issue 25, eff. October 1, 2003; Volume 30, Issue 25, eff. September 10, 2014.

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