Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 393
Petition Information
Petition Title Set passage of licensure exam at a score of 99 in regulation
Date Filed 7/6/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Shanta Denard Clay 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC140-20-70 to set passage of the licensure examination at a score of 99 for all levels of licensure. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on July 31, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on July 31, 2023 and will close on August 30, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for November 3, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 7/31/2023    Ended 8/30/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 7/6/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/31/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 25
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 11/3/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 12/4/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 8
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on November 3, 2023, the Board voted to take no action on the petition because the Board does not control or evaluate the passing score on the national examination, the passing score can change from year to year depending on the test version used, and the Board does include individual passing scores in regulations for examinations as a policy. 

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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