Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Fair Housing Board
Fair Housing Certification Regulations [18 VAC 62 ‑ 20]
General Review of Fair Housing Certification Regulations
Action 6430
General Information
Action Summary The Fair Housing Board (“the Board”) intends to undertake a general regulatory review of the Virginia Fair Housing Certification Regulations. The regulation provides for the education-based certification of persons subject to the Virginia Fair Housing Law (Chapter 5.1 of Title 36 of the Code of Virginia) who are in the business of selling or renting dwellings, except for those individuals who are licensed by the Real Estate Board. The regulation also provides for the approval of proprietary schools and fair housing courses. The goals of the action include: 1. Review of discretionary requirements imposed on regulated parties to determine whether such requirements impose burdens that are not necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; or are not necessary to effectively administer the certification program, in accordance with the regulatory reduction goal of Executive Directive Number One (2022). 2. Review to ensure the regulation complements current Virginia law and meets applicable federal requirements, if any; 3. Review to ensure the regulation is organized, clear, and understandable; and 4. Review to ensure the regulation provides minimal burdens on regulants while still protecting the public. In addition, the review will ensure the regulation reflects current DPOR procedures and policies, along with any other changes determined to be necessary and appropriate.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7820]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
10293 NOIRA Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (07/15/2024).
Contact Information
Name / Title: Anika Coleman  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8552    FAX: (866)826-8863    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.