Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Examination requirements
Action 5011
General Information
Action Summary The Board has amended section 70 to revise the requirement that an applicant who has failed the licensure examination twice must register for supervision and complete another year as a supervisee before approval to retake the examination is granted. The revised regulation will allow an applicant to retake the examination as many times as he wishes within two two-year periods before he has to complete an extra year of supervised practice. The examination may be taken up to four times in a year, so an applicant would potentially be able to take it 16 times before he is required to have an additional year of supervised practice.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001110]
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
8230 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/20/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.