Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 156
Petition Information
Petition Title Webinars as category 1 CE
Date Filed 10/5/2011    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Grace K. Nozaki 
Petitioner's Request

Regulations should define real-time webinars as Category 1 continuing education.

Agency's Plan

The petition was filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on October 24, 2011 with a request for comment to be received until November 15, 2011.   

At the next meeting held after the close of the comment period, the Board will consider the petition and any comment received to decide whether or not to initiate the rule-making process.


Comment Period Began 10/24/2011    Ended 11/15/2011
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 10/5/2011
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 10/24/2011     Volume: 28  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/21/2012
Decision Publication Date Published on: 2/13/2012     Volume: 28  Issue: 12
Agency Decision Summary


At its meeting on January 20, 2012, the Board considered the petition and decided to deny your request to initiate the rule-making process based on the current regulations which do not specify the delivery method for Category 1 continuing education. Provided the "formally organized learning activity” (workshops, seminars, conferences or courses) is offered and documented by one of the entities listed in regulation, it is acceptable for Category 1 continuing education. Those entities include universities or colleges, governmental agencies or school systems or professional organizations in the behavioral health field. The issue is not whether the seminar was delivered via the web or live, the issue is whether it was offered by one of the entities approved to offer Category 1 CE.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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