Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
9/30/2022

Part VI. Training Programs and Examination

18VAC48-50-230. Training programs generally.

All training programs proposed for the purposes of meeting the requirements of this chapter must be approved by the board. Any or all of the approved training programs can be met using distance or online education technology. Training programs may be approved retroactively; however, no applicant will receive credit for the training program until such approval is granted by the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010.

18VAC48-50-240. Approval of common interest community manager training programs.

Each provider of a training program shall submit an application for program approval on a form provided by the board. In addition to the appropriate fee provided in 18VAC48-50-60, the application shall include but is not limited to:

1. The name of the provider;

2. Provider contact person, address, and telephone number;

3. Program contact hours;

4. Schedule of training program, if established, including dates, times, and locations;

5. Instructor information, including name, license or certificate number(s), if applicable, and a list of trade-appropriate designations, as well as a professional resume with a summary of teaching experience and subject-matter knowledge and qualifications acceptable to the board;

6. A summary of qualifications and experience in providing training under this chapter;

7. Training program and material fees; and

8. Training program syllabus.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 11, eff. March 1, 2012.

18VAC48-50-250. Introductory and comprehensive training program requirements.

A. In order to qualify as an introductory training program under 18VAC48-50-30 or 18VAC48-50-35, the introductory training program must include a minimum of 16 contact hours and the syllabus shall encompass all of the subject areas set forth in subsection C of this section.

B. In order to qualify as a comprehensive training program under 18VAC48-50-30 or 18VAC48-50-35, the comprehensive training program must include a minimum of 80 contact hours and the syllabus shall include at least 40 contact hours encompassing all of the subject areas set forth in subsection C of this section and may also include up to 40 contact hours in other subject areas approved by the board.

C. The following subject areas as they relate to common interest communities and associations shall be included in all comprehensive and introductory training programs. The time allocated to each subject area must be sufficient to ensure adequate coverage of the subject as determined by the board.

1. Governance, legal matters, and communications;

2. Financial matters, including budgets, reserves, investments, internal controls, and assessments;

3. Contracting;

4. Risk management and insurance;

5. Management ethics for common interest community managers;

6. Facilities maintenance; and

7. Human resources.

D. All training programs are required to have a final, written examination.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 11, eff. March 1, 2012.

18VAC48-50-253. Virginia common interest community law and regulation training program requirements.

In order to qualify as a Virginia common interest community law and regulation training program for renewal of certificates issued by the board, the common interest community law and regulation program must include a minimum of two contact hours and the syllabus shall encompass updates to Virginia laws and regulations directly related to common interest communities.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 11, eff. March 1, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 20, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC48-50-255. Fair housing training program requirements.

In order to qualify as a fair housing training program for renewal of certificates issued by the board, the fair housing training program must include a minimum of two contact hours and the syllabus shall encompass Virginia fair housing laws and any updates, all as related to common interest communities.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 11, eff. March 1, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 20, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC48-50-257. Documentation of training program completion required.

All training program providers must provide each student with a certificate of training program completion or other documentation that the student may use as proof of training program completion. Such documentation shall contain the contact hours completed.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 11, eff. March 1, 2012.

18VAC48-50-260. Maintenance of records.

All providers must establish and maintain a record for each student. The record shall include the student's name and address, the training program name and hours attended, the training program syllabus or outline, the name or names of the instructors, the date of successful completion, and the board's approved training program code. Records shall be available for inspection during normal business hours by authorized representatives of the board. Providers must maintain these records for a minimum of five years.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010.

18VAC48-50-270. Reporting of changes.

Any change in the information provided in 18VAC48-50-240 must be reported to the board within 30 days of the change with the exception of changes in the schedule of training program offerings, which must be reported within 10 days of the change. Any change in information submitted will be reviewed to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010.

18VAC48-50-280. Withdrawal of approval.

The board may withdraw approval of any training program for the following reasons:

1. The training program being offered no longer meets the standards established by the board.

2. The provider, through an agent or otherwise, advertises its services in a fraudulent or deceptive way.

3. The provider, instructor, or designee of the provider falsifies any information relating to the application for approval, training program information, or student records or fails to produce records required by 18VAC48-50-260.

4. A change in the information provided that results in noncompliance with 18VAC48-50-240, except for subdivision 4 of 18VAC48-50-240.

5. Failure to comply with 18VAC48-50-270.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010.

18VAC48-50-290. Examinations.

All examinations required for licensure or certification shall be approved by the board and administered by the board, a testing service acting on behalf of the board, or another governmental agency or organization.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2349 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 11, eff. March 1, 2012.

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