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Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for licensure, the requirements for renewal, and the standards of practice for licensed professional counselors.
State Authority Chapter 35 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve completion of study of need for training for supervisors.

2) Provide for inactive licensure.

3) Provide greater consistency among rules that are common to all professions regulated by the board.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Catherine Chappell  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: catherine.chappell@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
Periodic review 11 - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/14/2010.
Electronic submission of applications and renewals Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2009.
Addition of AAPC to list of approved providers of CE and supervisor training Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/12/2009.
Change of address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/5/2009.
Clarification of endorsement and reporting requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/23/2009.
Requirements for residency; endorsement portability Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/3/2008.
Amendment to standard of conduct Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/25/2007.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/18/2007.
Reduction in renewal fee; conforming returned check fee to law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/19/2006.
Name change of credentialing organization Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/22/2006.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/14/2006.
Consistency in standards of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/11/2006.
Continuing competency Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/8/2004.
Amendments to regulations pursuant to Executive Order 15 (94) to clarify and simplify the regulations and reduce the burden on the public. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/12/2000.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/12/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Portability of licensure NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 1/24/2007 after the comment period had ended.
Name change on credentialing organization Fast-Track Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.
Periodic review pursuant to Executive Order 25 NOIRA Stage withdrawn before the Governor's office completed its review.
Periodic review pursuant to Executive Order 25 -