Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy [18 VAC 115 ‑ 50]
Acceptance of doctoral hours towards residency
Action 5226
General Information
Action Summary The amendment will recognize hours acquired in an internship or practicum in doctoral programs accredited by COAMFTE or CACREP as meeting a portion of the hours of supervised residency required for licensure.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005816]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Acceptance of supervised hours in MFT doctoral program toward residency hours
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
8536 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/06/2019.
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.