Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Hours of ethics for continuing education
Action 5010
General Information
Action Summary The Board intends to amend the requirements for continuing education in section 105 to increase the hours pertaining to ethics or the standards of practice for behavioral health professions from a minimum of two to six hours every two years.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005436]
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
8228 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/05/2018.
8404 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/08/2019.
8685 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/13/2019.
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.