Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
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4/30/24  9:52 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Lowering hours lowers opportunities for multi-state licenses

From what I understand VA has some of the most stringent licensing hours, so this can be viewed as a bad thing for those entering the field, but  it also allows for us to more easily apply for licensing in other states. This is beneficial for expanding our businesses or if we need to move at some point in our lives. I find it a relief to know that when the counseling compact comes in to play that all the hours I spent for licensing will most likely be enough to gain more state licenses without having to gain more hours. I rather have done what’s necessary in the beginning of my career rather than later. I would table this decision until the counseling compact has been fully integrated and we have a clear understanding and of the process. 


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