Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries and Cultural Resources
Agency 15. Library of Virginia (Library Board)
9/24/2020

Chapter 100. Certification of Librarians

17VAC15-100-10. Issuing authority, individuals covered and exempt from regulations.

Professional Librarian's Certificates shall be issued by the State Library Board to any individual who has met the educational requirements for certification as set forth in this chapter. Librarians employed by the State Law Library or law libraries of counties or cities, libraries of colleges and universities, libraries of institutions, and school libraries are exempt.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-15.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-149.2 § 1.1, eff. March 28, 1990.

Part II
Certification Process

17VAC15-100-20. Certification by endorsement.

A certificate shall be issued to an applicant who holds a current, valid certificate granted by another jurisdiction, providing that the standards for granting this certificate are comparable to those required for certification in the Commonwealth.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-15.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-149.2 § 2.1, eff. March 28, 1990.

17VAC15-100-30. Certification by education.

A certificate shall be issued to an applicant who has earned a master's degree from a school of library or information science that had a program accredited by the American Library Association at the time the degree was awarded. A certificate shall be issued to an applicant who has earned a doctoral degree in library or information science from an accredited institution.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-15.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-149.2 § 2.2, eff. March 28, 1990.

17VAC15-100-40. Provisional certification.

A provisional letter of certification shall be issued to an applicant who has satisfactorily completed the required credits for a master's degree from a school of library and information science accredited by the American Library Association. The provisional letter of certification grants the applicant a one-year period to submit proof of the receipt of an MLS degree.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-15.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-149.2 § 2.3, eff. March 28, 1990.

17VAC15-100-50. Certification fee.

All applications shall be made on forms to be secured from the Human Resource Officer of the Virginia State Library and Archives. The fee required by this article shall be submitted with the application.

The fee for permanent certification, established by the State Library Board, shall be $50.

A provisional letter of certification shall be $50. If proof of the MLS degree is submitted within a one-year period, no additional fees will be assessed for permanent certification.

The fee for a duplicate certificate shall be $10.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-15.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-149.2 § 2.4, eff. March 28, 1990.

Forms (17VAC15-100)

Application for Librarian's Professional Certificate #CA1.



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