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Virginia ABC Licensing (VAL) System

A New Online Way of Conducting Licensing Tasks

Virginia ABC Licensing, or “VAL” for short, is Virginia ABC’s new licensing system that enables licensees to complete online transactions on behalf of their business. After creating an account and syncing your licenses, you can complete licensing tasks, financial transactions and track your required training all from the convenience of your computer. We do business when it’s convenient for you—day and night.

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New VAL Users

Just getting started in VAL? Visit our onboarding page.


Try our VAL training. You can also email us with questions.

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We welcome your feedback about the VAL System. 

What VAL Provides

The VAL system provides licensees the ability to manage their account and profile, including adding authorized users (employees, delegates, attorneys, licensing services, etc.).

VAL also provides complete online access to business transactions with Virginia ABC, including:

  • Licenses and Permits—apply, renew, modify, surrender, etc.
  • Financial Transactions—payment of all fees, civil fines or penalties, etc.
  • Hearings and Appeals—reporting and correspondence
  • Training Records—officially record responsibility training such as RSVP and MART.

When Can I Start?

Beginning in May 2022, Virginia ABC will begin onboarding existing licensees to the VAL system, based on their renewal month, regardless of year. We will begin with all May renewals and then follow a phased approach until every licensee has been onboarded. This process will take 12 months.

When your renewal period approaches, you will receive your renewal notice followed by a PIN letter that contains your account and PIN information with instructions on creating your account and syncing your existing license to your newly created VAL account.

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Need Help?

Special agents are the primary resource for questions related to operating a business with an ABC license. Contact a special agent via your regional ABC office. For step-by-step assistance in banquet licensing, see our Licensing Wizard.


Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Education and Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or education@virginiaabc.com.