Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
BSW and LSW licensure
Action 5070
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to Chapter 451 of the 2018 Acts of the Assembly (HB614), the Board of Social Work has adopted amendments to 18VAC140-20-10 et seq., relating to the division of the category of “licensed social worker” into two licensure categories of “baccalaureate social worker” and “master’s social worker.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005523]
Associated Mandates Licensure of social workers - divide into BSW and MSW licensure
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
8344 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2019.
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.