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Exam Dates

Certification exams are held once a year, at the fall conference.

Please read the exam qualifications prior to registering: See exam qualifications


Suggested Reading Resources (BRING ALL TO THE EXAM) - Click Here

Exam Start Times

Legal 9:00 a.m., Technical 10:45 a.m.,  Lunch on your own 12:15 p.m.,  Management 2:00 p.m., Transportation 10:45 a.m.

Exam Fees:  $100 per module

Certified Zoning Official:  Law & Technical Modules

Certified Zoning Administrator (CZA):  Law, Techical & Management Modules

Certified Transportation Manager (CTM): Management & Transportation Module



Membership - You must be a current VAZO member to take any exam.

Employment - You must be permanently employed in the field of zoning, planning, land use law, or other division that is charged
with enforcing or implementing the provisions of a zoning or subdivision ordinance as established under the authority of Chapter
22 (§ 15.2- 2200 etseq.) of Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Open Book

Yes, this is an open book exam. Materials that can be used include: training handouts fastened in a binder, books from the recommended
reading list, scale, calculator and pencils.  It is highly suggested you bring the recommended reading materials with you to the exam.
All materials may be tabbed (post-it notes are not permitted). You may not share books if you are taking the same exam. If there is a need
to share books, please contact the education chair PRIOR to the registration deadline for accommodations. Cell phones, IPads etc. may not
be used and must be off during the exams.