Participation in a New School Orientation session is the first step in the application process for entities seeking certification to operate a postsecondary institution in Virginia. 

Each institution is required to have one participant (such as the president, school owner, compliance officer, or senior administrator) attend New School Orientation. All participants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $150 each to attend.


  • Sign in at the security desk on the first floor of the Monroe Building. Picture IDs will be required.
  • Wait for a staff member from SCHEV to escort them to the 9th floor after signing in. Upon leaving, all visitors must be escorted out of the building by a SCHEV staff member and must sign out at the security desk. 
  • Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the meeting and expect delays at the security desk. Anyone who arrives after the start of the meeting will need to remain at the security desk until a SCHEV staff member is available to escort them to the meeting.
COVID-19 Precautions

Due to COVID-19, most PPE events will now take place virtually.

Upcoming Events
January Virtual Orientation for Vocational Schools
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.