Participation in a New School Orientation session is the first step in the application process for entities seeking certification to operate a postsecondary school in Virginia. Virtual orientation sessions are scheduled every six weeks.
To register for an online orientation session, please visit our Event Registration page. From there, users will be able to register for upcoming events and pay the orientation fee of $150 per participant. This is a nonrefundable fee.
Certification applications received from persons not attending the New School Orientation will be returned.
NOTE: A school may not advertise, recruit students, accept any fees or tuition monies or hold classes until it has received its certificate to operate from SCHEV.