Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Acceptance of doctoral practicum/internship hours towards residency requirements
General Information
Action Summary The Board voted to initiate rulemaking in response to a petition requesting acceptance of supervised practicum and internship hours in a doctoral program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The intent is to recognize hours acquired in an accredited doctoral programs as meeting a portion of the hours of supervised practice required for licensure.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [005171]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Hours of residency in counseling
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
7945 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/04/2017.
8140 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/05/2018.
8516 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/16/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.