Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 312
Petition Information
Petition Title Hours of supervised experience
Date Filed 10/29/2019    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Robin Usher 
Petitioner's Request

To accept 1500 direct/indirect service hours, 50 hours of supervision, and one years from a master\'s level internship so long as the internship hours were acquired after 30 course hours from a CACREP accredited counseling program and in not more than 3 years of study.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on November 25, 2019 with comment requested until December 25, 2019.  It will also be placed on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall and available for comments to be posted electronically.


At its first meeting following the close of comment, which is scheduled for February 7, 2010, the Board will consider the request to amend regulations and all comment received in support or opposition.  The petitioner will be informed of the board’s response and any action it approves.


Comment Period Began 11/25/2019    Ended 12/25/2019
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 10/29/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 11/25/2019     Volume: 36  Issue: 7
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 2/7/2020
Decision Publication Date Published on: 3/2/2020     Volume: 36  Issue: 14
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting today, the Board decided not to initiate rulemaking based on your request. In doing so, the Board was particularly concerned about the reduction in supervisory hours and noted that regulations already allow up to 900 hours of an internship to be counted towards a residency. Therefore, it determined that the current requirement is necessary to ensure competency in counselors serving Virginia clients.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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