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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Petition 354
Petition Information
Petition Title Requirements for licensure as a school psychologist
Date Filed 9/20/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Diana Rexach 
Petitioner's Request

To amend requirements for residency in school psychology to accept five years of experience working as a school-psychologist limited in lieu of 1,500 hours of a supervised residency.

Agency's Plan


In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on October 11, 2021 with a request for comment to be received until November 11, 2021.  The petition will also be posted for comment on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at  


 At the next meeting after the comment period, which is scheduled for December 14, 2021, the Board will consider the petition and any comment received to decide whether or not to initiate the rule-making process.


The Board will inform the petitioner of its decision after the comment period is concluded and the Board has made its decision.


Comment Period Ended 11/11/2021
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/15/2022
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on March 15, 2022, the Board voted to take no action on this petition. This decision was based on the variety of experience school psychologists limited obtain and the inability to provide a general acceptance of all school psychologist limited experience as equivalent to residency training. The Board, however, intends to review this issue and related training and residency requirement issues at a later meeting. 

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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