Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy [18 VAC 115 ‑ 50]
Amendments to the education requirements for licensure.
Action 54
General Information
Action Summary The board proposes amending the education requirement to make it possible for individuals to be licensed if their educational programs do not offer all course work currently required. This includes reducing the required education hours in marriage and family therapy-specific coursework. The board also proposes changes to the residency requirements to conform the hours with those required for professional counselor licensure.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
94 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/04/1998.
95 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/15/1999.
465 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/19/2000.
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.