Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Regulations Governing the Certification of Sex Offender Treatment Providers [18 VAC 125 ‑ 30]
Regulatory review changes
Action 4154
General Information
Action Summary Amendments will: 1) delete a “comparable degree” as an acceptable educational credential to eliminate language that may be confusing to applicants; 2) clarify the types of licenses one must hold to qualify as a supervisor for clinical experience; 3) allow acceptance of continuing education hours offered by one of the state chapters of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers; 4) specify that the standards of practice apply to applicants as well as certificate holders; and 5) add romantic relationships with clients or trainees as grounds for unprofessional conduct.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003956]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 10/16/2012
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
6895 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)327-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.