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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Petition 275
Petition Information
Petition Title Acceptance of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System
Date Filed 5/23/2018    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Lee Cooper 
Petitioner's Request

Proposing that PCSAS be recognized as an additional accrediting body of doctoral progams in psychology in regulation 18VAC125-20-54.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on June 25, 2018 with a request for comment to be received until July 24, 2018.  The petition will also be posted for comment on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at

At the next meeting after the comment period, which is scheduled for October 30, 2018, the Board will consider the petition and any comment received to decide whether or not to initiate the rule-making process.

Comment Period Ended 7/24/2018
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/30/2018
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered the petition relating to acceptance of accreditation by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) for licensure in clinical psychology, as well as comment received from interested parties and additional information from the petitioner on PCSAS and from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).

The Board decided at its meeting on October 30, 2018 not to initiate rulemaking at this time.  There will be further review and discussion in the context of proposed changes to the educational requirements for clinical psychologists as a part of the overall review of regulations. The Board will continue to have discussion and gather information in the coming months.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
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