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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
 
Board
Board of Counseling
 
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs
Stage NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 7/1/2015
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6/19/15  4:06 pm
Commenter: Susan Whiston

OPPOSE CACREP Requirement
 

As a counselor education who trains licensed professional counselors (LPC), I am writing in response to a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action in Virginia. Based on my belief in multiple paths to licensure as an LPC, I strongly oppose any regulatory change in Virginia that would limit LPC licensure to graduates of master’s programs accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  As CACREP restricts who can train counselors, it makes it impossible for programs such as mine to acquire CACREP accreditation.  If Virginia passes this legislation, I think it restricts trade and this could cause a problem for your state.  Therefore, I strongly encourage you to not pass this regulatory change. 

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