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VCOM Virginia Campus

Licensure/Certification and Accreditation

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

The VCOM-Virginia campus was originally certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to offer an educational program that leads to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree on January 23, 2002.  In accordance with §23.1-219 (D) of the Code of Virginia, institutions are not required to obtain another certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) if they:

  1. Were formed, chartered, or established in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or chartered by an Act of Congress;
  2. Have maintained its main campus continuously in the Commonwealth of Virginia for at least 20 years under their current ownership;
  3. Were continuously approved or authorized to confer or grant degrees academic or professional degrees by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, by the Virginia Board of Education or by an Act of the General Assembly during those 20 years; and
  4. Are fully accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by and has met the criterial for Title IV eligibility of the U.S. Department of Education.

As VCOM was originally certified to operate in Virginia on January 23, 2002, and meets the criteria listed above, the institution is exempt from certification by SCHEV effective February 14, 2022.  VCOM continues to be authorized to confer degrees in the Commonwealth of Virginia but does not require additional certification (authorization) by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

VCOM is appropriately licensed to offer an educational program, through its branch campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that leads to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree by the:

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300;
Columbia, SC 29201,
(803) 737-2260
www.che.sc.gov

Licensure by SCCHE indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of any school’s quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Board of Governors, The University of North Carolina

VCOM is appropriately licensed to offer third and fourth-year rotations in the state of North Carolina, as part of its educational program that leads to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, by the:

The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina
223 S. West Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 962-1000

www.northcarolina.edu/leadership-and-governance/board-of-governors/

 

Alabama Community College System

VCOM is licensed to offer an educational program, through its branch campus in Auburn, Alabama, that leads to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and to offer clinical clerkships in Alabama associated with the VCOM-Virginia and Carolinas Campuses by the:

Alabama Community College System
135 South Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 293-4504
www.accs.cc

 

Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana

VCOM is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditations, guarantee the transferability of credit, or signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Louisiana Board of Regents
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
(225) 342-4253
https://regents.la.gov/

 

AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

VCOM is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the nationally recognized accrediting body for osteopathic medical colleges.  VCOM currently holds the status of Accreditation until the time of our next Comprehensive Site Visit in 2025.

AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
142 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(888) 626-9262
predoc@osteopathic.org
https://osteopathic.org/accreditation/