Virginia Credential Registry; established, report. (HB1275)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Credential Registry; established. Directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to create the Virginia Credential Registry for the purpose of ensuring that the general public has access to essential information about all educational and occupational credentials that are delivered, issued, funded, recognized, authorized, overseen, or governed in the Commonwealth. The bill describes such credentials as all degrees, certificates, certifications, licenses, apprenticeships, military training, diplomas, and badges that are available in the Commonwealth. The bill sets out other information required to be included in the Registry and requires the Council to establish and populate the Registry no later than July 1, 2023, and report on its progress in implementing the Virginia Credential Registry to the General Assembly no later than October 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104479D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/31/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (10-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Education

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