Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
10/19/2021

Part VI. Prelicense Education

18VAC50-22-300. Prelicense education courses.

All courses offered by prelicense education providers must be approved by the board prior to the initial offering of the course, and shall cover business principles related to the standards of conduct found in 18VAC50-22-260 B and other applicable requirements of continued licensure set forth in this chapter. Courses must be eight hours in length. Correspondence and other distance learning courses must include appropriate testing procedures to verify completion of the course.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2008.

18VAC50-22-310. Requirements for prelicense education providers.

A. Each provider of a prelicense education course shall submit an application for course approval on a form provided by the board. The application shall include but is not limited to:

1. The name of the provider;

2. Provider contact person, address and telephone number;

3. Course contact hours;

4. Schedule of courses, if established, including dates, time and locations;

5. Instructor information, including name, license number(s) if applicable, and a list of other appropriate trade designations;

6. Course and material fees; and

7. Course syllabus.

B. All providers must establish and maintain a record for each student. The record shall include: the student's name and address; social security number or DMV control number; the course name and clock hours attended; the course syllabus or outline; the name or names of the instructor; the date of successful completion; and the board's course code. Records shall be available for inspection during normal business hours by authorized representatives of the board. Providers must maintain class records for a minimum of five years.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2008.

18VAC50-22-320. Reporting of course completion.

All prelicense education providers shall electronically transmit course completion data to the board in an approved format within seven days of the completion of each individual course. The transmittal will include each student's name, social security number or DMV control number, the date of successful completion of the course and the board's course code.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2008.

18VAC50-22-330. Posting prelicense education course certificates of approval.

Copies of prelicense education course certificates of approval must be available at the location a course is taught.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2008.

18VAC50-22-340. Reporting of changes.

Any change in the information provided in 18VAC50-22-310 A must be reported to the board within 30 days of the change with the exception of changes in the schedule of courses, which must be reported within 10 days of the change. Failure to report the changes as required may result in the withdrawal of approval of a prelicense education provider by the board.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2008.

18VAC50-22-350. Denial or withdrawal of approval.

The board may deny or withdraw approval of any prelicense education provider for the following reasons:

1. The courses being offered no longer meet 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, course information, student records or fails to produce records required by the Board for Contractors Tradesman Regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2008.

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