COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 33

June 10, 2005

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Effective Date for the Regulations Governing General Educational Development (GED) Certificates

 

 

On March 15, 2005, the Revised Regulations Governing General Educational Development (GED) Certificates, 8 VAC 20-360, became effective as approved by the Board of Education on November 17, 2004.

 

The new regulations clarify the criteria necessary for an individual to be issued a GED Certificate and are aligned with the Code of Virginia, Sections 22.1-254 and 22.1-254.2. The criteria address age and score requirements, where the tests must be taken, and transfer of test scores for GED tests taken at an official GED testing center outside Virginia.

 

Deleted from the new regulations is the requirement that individuals must be Virginia residents in order to make application to take the GED tests. Applicants will no longer be required to register in the school division in which they live. Testing centers determine eligibility for testing based on regulatory requirements and policies of the GED Testing Service.

 

 

If you have any questions about the revised Regulations Governing General Educational Development Certificates, please contact Robert MacGillivray (Robert.Macgillivray@doe.virginia.gov), GED administrator at (804) 371-2333.

 

 

JLD/YVT/gjm

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/adm033a.pdf