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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 160. Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Chapter 40. Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations
9/21/2020

18VAC160-40-280. Acceptable Degree Programs and Verification Procedures.

A. Applicants seeking to qualify for licensure based on completion of an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree shall submit an official transcript from the school where the applicable degree was obtained. Only degrees from an accredited college or university that is approved or accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional or national accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will be considered. The following degrees shall be considered to qualify in accordance with 18VAC160-40-250 and 18VAC160-40-270:

1. Bachelor's or master's degree in soil science, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, geology, agronomy, earth science, or environmental health.

2. Associate's degree in wastewater works, environmental science, or engineering technology.

3. Bachelor's degree in a related physical, biological, environmental, or chemical science that includes a minimum of 40 semester credit hours in any combination of science and math.

B. Any applicant who has earned a degree from an institution outside of the United States shall have the degree authenticated and evaluated by an education credential evaluation services. The board reserves the right to reject any evaluation submitted by the applicant.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2301 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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