Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Regulations Governing the Practice of Psychology [18 VAC 125 ‑ 20]
Result of Periodic Review
Action 4897
General Information
Action Summary The Board intends to update its regulations for consistency and clarity, reduce the regulatory hurdle for licensure by endorsement, increase the opportunities for continuing education credits, specify a time frame within which an applicant must have passed the national examination, and simplify the requirement for individual supervision in a residency. The Board will also consider requiring all psychology doctoral programs to be accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychologic Association or another accrediting body acceptable to the Board within three years of the effective date of the regulation. Finally, the Board intends to revamp its regulations on standards of conduct to emphasize rules for professionalism, confidentiality, client records, and prohibitions on dual relationships.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005213]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/30/2016
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
8040 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/10/2018.
8298 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/24/2020.
8899 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/23/2021.
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.