Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Acceptance of doctoral practicum/internship hours towards residency requirements
General Information
Action Summary The Board voted to initiate rulemaking in response to a petition requesting acceptance of supervised practicum and internship hours in a doctoral program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The intent is to recognize hours acquired in an accredited doctoral programs as meeting a portion of the hours of supervised practice required for licensure.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [005171]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Hours of residency in counseling
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7945 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/4/2017.
8140 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/5/2018.
8516 Final Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.