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2019 Summit Information

Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hilton Richmond Hotel

Summit Agenda

The annual SCHEV Summit, hosted each year by the Private Postsecondary Education (PPE) unit, is an invitation-only event for postsecondary schools certified to operate in Virginia. Event speakers will provide useful information and updates to regulated institutions. 

We strongly encourage each certified institution to send at least one representative who is responsible for the institution’s compliance with Virginia regulations. The will be no charge for the summit and each institution may send up to two representatives.

2018 Summit Materials

2018 Summit Agenda
How to be Audit Ready, Presenter: Susan Yale, SCHEV
Program Approvals and Modifications, Presenter: Joseph Crook, SCHEV
Recertification Overview, Presenter: Tosha Robinson, SCHEV

2017 Summit Materials

2017 Summit Agenda
Washington Potpourri, Presenter: Sharon Bob, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

2016 Summit Materials

2015 Summit Materials



The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.  The U.S. Department of Education has a list of regional and national accrediting agencies that they recognize as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or higher education programs they accredit. In order for a school to participate in the federal Title IV student financial aid program, it must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Below is a list of some accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Most of the schools certified to operate in Virginia are accredited by one of the agencies below.

Career College Advisory Board

The Career College Advisory Board (CCAB) was established in 2004 by legislative action to provide advisory services in academic and administrative matters and other issues related to private proprietary postsecondary education school operating in Virginia. Any private proprietary institution of higher education or academic-vocational non-degree school certified to operate by SCHEV is eligible to have a representative on CCAB. 

Virginia Career College Association

The Virginia Career College Association (VCCA) is a nonprofit association created to promote the interests of the postsecondary proprietary institution sector of higher education in Virginia and to inform the public about the benefits of private career institution education. VCCA is a voluntary organization, whose members are accredited and offer programs and degrees focused on job-oriented, specialized training in information technology, numerous medical and business careers, the culinary arts, and many other high demand occupations.

National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools

The membership of the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools(NASASPS) consists of those administrators and supervisors in the United States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories, and Canada who have administrative and supervisory responsibility for the regulation and supervision of private occupational educational programs delivered in residence, home study, distance education, or any combination thereof and other individuals interested in private occupational education.

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