Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Clarification of endorsement and reporting requirements
Action 2925
General Information
Action Summary The Board is clarifying regulations for the three licensed professions relating to: 1) clinical practice experience required for licensure by endorsement by specifying that the experience must be post-licensure; and 2) reporting requirements for licensees who know or suspect violations by another licensee.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 115-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 115 - 50 Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
  18 VAC 115 - 60 Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001724]
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
4961 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/23/2009.
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)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.