STOP! Please review this information before you proceed with your online Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider or Sex Offender Treatment Trainee application.
To expedite the processing of ONLINE applications for certification or registration, applicants can now upload many of the required supporting documents required to apply for certification or registration by using the new document upload feature in the online application portal. Please be sure to download the full instructions located in the online application portal when you apply for more information about this feature. Documents you wish to upload must be uploaded prior to submitting your online application fee. It is preferred that supplemental documents be provided to the Board in PDF file format.
It is strongly recommended that you review the Regulations Governing the Certification of Sex Offender Treatment Providers before submitting your application for evaluation.
What is the difference between the online application types?
• Initial Sex Offender Treatment Provider Trainee Application (SOTP Trainee). This application is used for individuals registering to start their supervised experience toward the Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider certification and have completed a master's or doctoral degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing from a regionally accredited university; or a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from an institution that is approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Virginia Board of Medicine.
• Add/Change Sex Offender Treatment Provider Trainee Application (SOTP Trainee). This application is used for individuals who were previously approved as a SOTP Trainee but need to add or change a supervisor.
• The Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider Application (CSOTP). This application is to be submitted after you have completed the Board-approved supervised experience outlined in 18VAC125-30-50 and completed the required 50 clock hours of training in the areas outlined in 18VAC125-30-40(2).
All application fees are non-refundable. Please ensure that you are completing the correct application before moving forward with your payment.
Retain a copy of your application materials for your records. After one year, all incomplete application files will be destroyed as outlined in the Library of Virginia records retention and disposition schedules.
Click here to begin the online application process