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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 5. Board of Accountancy
Chapter 22. Board of Accountancy Regulations

18VAC5-22-60. Determining whether a college or university is an accredited institution.

A. For the purpose of complying with subdivision A 1 a of § 54.1-4409.2 of the Code of Virginia, a college or university that is not accredited by one of the six major regional accrediting organizations listed in the definition of accredited institution in § 54.1-4400 of the Code of Virginia or their successors shall be considered an accredited institution if it is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or its successor. Publication of the name of the accrediting organization by CHEA or its successor shall be sufficient notification that the accrediting organization is recognized by CHEA or its successor.

B. The board shall determine whether accrediting organizations that are neither one of the major regional accrediting organizations or their successors nor an accrediting organization recognized by CHEA or its successor are substantially equivalent to the accreditation process recognized by the board. The board will be responsible for setting requirements and maintaining records of those organizations deemed eligible by the board.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-4402 and 54.1-4403 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 24, eff. September 16, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 40, Issue 13, eff. March 28, 2024.

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