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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

8VAC40-31-230. Criminal prosecution for violation.

A. Any violation of any provision of § 23-276.12 of the Code of Virginia that is found by council to have been committed by any person, firm, association, postsecondary school, trust, or other entity that offers or confers degrees, diplomas, certificates, programs, or courses of study shall be punishable as a class 1 misdemeanor.

B. Each degree, diploma, certificate, program, or course of study offered or conferred in violation of this chapter or each violation of the provisions of § 23-276.12 of the Code of Virginia shall constitute a separate offense.

C. The council shall take any action required by the Code of Virginia to deter illegal or improper acts that may violate the requirement for school certification. Pursuant to § 23-276.15 of the Code of Virginia, upon confirmation of any notification or discovery of any postsecondary school operating without its certification or approval, the council shall notify, in writing, the relevant local commissioner of the revenue or other official serving such equivalent functions of the postsecondary school's violation of such certification or approval requirements, and shall recommend revocation of the school's business license.

Statutory Authority

§ 23-276.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 24, 2006.

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