Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Periodic review 11
Action 3483
[Withdrawn 5/12/2017]
General Information
Action Summary The Board has conducted a comprehensive review of current regulations governing the practice of professional counseling and determined that it is essential to continue the regulation of licensed professional counselors, but that there are modifications necessary to clarify and update requirements. The Board will address the education and experience necessary for clinical licensure by examination or endorsement to provide assurance of minimal competency in clinical counseling. Additionally, the Board has found some gaps in its standards of practice and grounds for unprofessional conduct which it intends to close with proposed amendments.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002870]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Qualification of supervisors
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
5891 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/12/2014 after the comment period had ended.
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.