Participation in a New School Orientation session is the first step of the application process for entities seeking certification to operate a postsecondary institution in Virginia. The school owner or representative MUST attend a New School Orientation session and be certified to operate a school before advertising, enrolling students, or providing instruction in Virginia.
Each institution is required to have one participant (such as the president, school owner, compliance officer, or senior administrator) attend the orientation. At the institution's discretion, an observer may also attend the orientation session. All observers are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $150 to attend.