Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Amendments to regulations pursuant to Executive Order 15 (94) to clarify and simplify the regulations and reduce the burden on the public.
Action 61
General Information
Action Summary The Board proposes an endorsement provision to expedite licensure of applicants with lenghty experience licensed in other jurisdictions, updating the education requirements, amending the residency requirement to accept group supervision hours as equivalent to face-to-face and to accept internship hours toward the residency, simplifying the reinstatement requirement for lapsed licenses, reformatting the regulation and amending the language where needed for clarification purposes.
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
110 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/25/1997.
111 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/26/1999.
568 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/12/2000.
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.