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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Continuing competency
General Information
Action Summary In compliance with Senate Bill 53 enacted by the 2002 General Assembly, the Boards intends to develop continuing competency requirements for licensure renewal of professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and licensed substance abuse treatment practitioners.
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 Licensure of Substance Abuse Practitioners
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1832 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/11/2002.
2254 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 2/27/2004.
2817 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/8/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.