State Approving Agency
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to determine whether the approval is in process or whether a new approval can be completed.
Searchable Program Types:
Searchable program Types:
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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
School Certifying Official Resources
- SAA Technical Handbook (Updated October 12, 2017)
- VA School Certifying Officials Handbook (Updated April 6, 2017)
- Apprenticeship & OJT Handbook (Updated October 12, 2017)
Please click here to see upcoming training opportunities for school certifying officials.
Application for Facility Approval
If you have questions regarding the application process please contact our office at 804-225-2298 or at email@example.com.
- A message from Mr. Curtis Coy, DVA, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity on Safeguarding the Integrity of the GI Bill
- Notice to Approved Barber and Cosmetology Schools
- ACICS Accredited Schools (UPDATED)
- VA-Once System Advisory
- ITT Technical Institute Transfer Information
- ITT Technical Institute Closure FAQ
- Everest College/CCI
SmartAsset Ranks Virginia #1 for a Higher Education in 2017
“The state effectively educates its students. It has one of the highest average graduation rates in our study (70%). And the average 20-year return on investment for graduates is $442,660. That’s the fourth-highest ROI in our study. For 2017, both the University of Virginia and the College of William & Mary rank among the top 10 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.” Amanda Dixon, SmartAsset
This announcement was featured in the Governor’s Top 5: This week in the New Virginia Economy.
Please click here to see the Governor’s Top 5 for March 17, 2017
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