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All DVS team members in the education, transition, and employment programs are teleworking, and are connected via phone and e-mail, and can perform almost all direct-service activities for Veterans and their families during normal working hours.

State Approving Agency (GI Bill)

The Virginia State Approving Agency is a member of the National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA).  NASAA advocates for quality education and training programs for our nation’s veterans. Please click here to learn more about NASAA.

GI Bill® Approved Facilities

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has several “WEAMS” search engines available which will allow you to search for approved programs in Virginia and around the country. However, if you do not find the program(s) for which you are searching, please contact us at (804) 225-2298 or to determine whether the approval is in process or whether a new approval can be completed.

WEAMS Institution Search

Searchable Program Types:

  • Institution of Higher Learning
  • Non College Degree
  • On-the-Job Training/Apprenticeship
  • Correspondence
  • Flight
  • All Types

WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search

Searchable program Types:

  • Licence
  • Certfication
  • Both

WEAMS National Exams Search

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at


Virtual Meeting with a State Approving Agency Manager

Schedule a virtual meeting to talk about GI Bill® Benefits at


GI Bill® School Feedback Tool for Veterans

If you have an issue or complaint about a school or training facility, please feel free to submit feedback to the VA at The Virginia State Approving Agency would appreciate your feedback as well. You may copy and paste the issue or complaint you are sending to the VA, and send it to Just as the VA will do, the SAA will review your feedback and pass it along to your school for their review. Then we will let you know how we are handling your feedback.


Contact the State Approving Agency

Virginia State Approving Agency
101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone: 804-225-2298
Fax: 804-786-0809

Name Title Contact Information

Tramaine Carroll-Payne

Deputy Director of Education Programs


Bobbie Blakely

Veterans Education Training Manager


Michael Mullins

Education Support Specialist


Michelle Hill

Veterans Education Manager


Christopher Link

Veterans Education Manager


Aaron Martin

Veterans Education Manager


Elita Robinson

Veterans Education Manager


Latisha Rothenbach

Veterans Education Manager