Academic credit; industry credentials. (HB793)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Academic credit; industry credentials. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges to adopt a policy for the award of academic credit to any student enrolled in a comprehensive community college who has successfully completed a third-party industry credential identified as in demand and applicable to the student's certificate or degree program requirements. The bill also requires the State Board, in consultation with the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and local business and industry leaders, to identify in-demand third-party industry credentials for each community college region. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100818D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB793)
02/09/2016Tabled in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB609.