Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 368
Petition Information
Petition Title Petition to register experienced QMHP's without college degrees
Date Filed 6/13/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner James Conner 
Petitioner's Request

To permit individuals to become registered as qualified mental health providers based solely on experience rather than college or graduate education. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on July 4, 2022. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at The Board will request public comment from July 4, 2022 to August 3, 2022.

The Board will consider the petition at the next meeting scheduled after the close of the comment period. Currently, the Board\'s next meeting after the comment period closes is schedules for September 16, 2022.

Comment Period Began 7/4/2022    Ended 8/3/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 6/13/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/4/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 23
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/17/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/10/2022     Volume: 39  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered the petition at its September 16, 2022 Board meeting and decided to take no action on the petition. The current educational requirements are sufficient for registration of qualified mental health professionals.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-