Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 406
Petition Information
Petition Title Petition to change residency and supervision requirements for licensed professional counselors
Date Filed 3/11/2024    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Brandy Rucker 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board of Counseling amend 18VAC115-20-52 to:

  1. Reduce the total required residence hours from 3,400 to 3,000;
  2. Reduce residency client contact hours from 2,000 to 1,500; and
  3. Change supervision requirements from a minimum of 200 hours to a requirement for weekly supervision with no minimum.
Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on March 20, 2024. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on March 20, 2024 and will close on May 8, 2024. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for August 2, 2024. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 4/8/2024    Ended 5/8/2024
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 3/11/2024
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 4/8/2024     Volume: 40  Issue: 17
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
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