Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 349
Petition Information
Petition Title Deletion of requirement for passage of exam for endorsement
Date Filed 6/24/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Adeyola Hendrickson 
Petitioner's Request

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.

Agency's Plan

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

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.


Comment Period Began 7/19/2021    Ended 8/29/2021
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 6/24/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/19/2021     Volume: 37  Issue: 24
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/14/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 2/14/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 13
Agency Decision Summary

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.

Associated regulatory action Acceptance of state examinations
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
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