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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 31. Regulations Governing Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

8VAC40-31-100. Role of the council staff.

A. The council staff shall:

1. Provide oversight and administration for purposes of compliance with Chapter 21.1 (§ 23-276.1 et seq.) of Title 23 of the Code of Virginia.

2. Review initial and annual certification requirements for all schools.

3. Perform random and periodic school visits to review, inspect and investigate school compliance.

4. Investigate as necessary all noncertified postsecondary school activities operating in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

5. Monitor the accreditation activities of all nonaccredited postsecondary schools operating in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

6. Investigate all written and signed complaints or adverse publicity or any situation that may adversely affect students or consumers.

7. Share with state or federal agencies and appropriate accrediting bodies information regarding the operation or closure of postsecondary schools operating in Virginia.

B. The executive director may delegate other responsibilities as deemed appropriate.

Statutory Authority

§ 23-276.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 24, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 8, eff. February 3, 2014.

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