|1/14/2022 2:53 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information
Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
||Board of Social Work
||Elaine J. Yeatts
||Department of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
|18 vac 140 - 20:
||Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work
State: Chapter 37 of Title 54.1
|Date Petition Received
To delete the requirement of passage of a board-approved national exam for applicants
with a LCSW license in another state applying for licensure by endorsement.
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition was filed with the Register of Regulations
and will be published on July 19, 2021 with comment accepted through August 18, 2021.
The petition is also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.viginia.gov.
The petition and any comment will be considered by the Board at its next meeting following
the close of comment, which is scheduled for September 10, 2021. The petitioner will
be informed of its decision following that meeting.
||07/19/2021 (comment period will also begin on this date)
|Comment End Date
Initiate a regulatory change
|Agency Response Date
Agency Decision Text
The petition was considered by the Board at its meeting on January 14, 2022. The Board
has begun the regulatory action to propose acceptance of a state examination if the
national exam was not required at the time a social worker was initially licensed
in the other state. During the process of promulgating that regulation, it will consider
acceptance of licensure by endorsement for applicants with lengthy experience who
were grandfathered without examination in another state.