Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Acceptance of doctoral practicum/internship hours towards residency requirements
Action 4829
General Information
Action Summary The Board voted to initiate rulemaking in response to a petition requesting acceptance of supervised practicum and internship hours in a doctoral program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The intent is to recognize hours acquired in an accredited doctoral programs as meeting a portion of the hours of supervised practice required for licensure.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005171]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Hours of residency in counseling
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7945 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/04/2017.
8140 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/05/2018.
8516 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/16/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.