|Virginia Board of Psychology|
Phone: (804) 367-4697
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
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Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
Reminder: Renewal time is upon us again. Please remember that when renewing your license, you are attesting to compliance with the continuing competency requirements as set forth in your profession’s regulations. If you have questions on continuing competency requirements or need to change your status to Inactive while you complete the continuing competency requirements for licensure, please contact the Board office at 804-367-4697.
Please review your continuing competency requirement regulations and ensure you are in compliance. Each year, the Board performs a random audit of its licensees. Please see Guidance Document 125-5.1 for possible disciplinary/alternative actions the Board might take for non-compliance with the continuing competency requirements.
Address of record
Section 54.1-2400.02.B of the Code of Virginia requires the Department of Health Professions (DHP) to collect an official address of record from each health professional to be used by DHP for agency purposes. The Code also requires DHP to provide an opportunity for a health professional to provide a second address for the purpose of public dissemination. If there is no second (public) address provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address for the purpose of public dissemination. If the health professional would prefer that his/her address of record remain confidential, then an alternative public address must be provided to DHP. (Note: the License Lookup feature on the DHP public website does not contain the full address. However, public addresses are available by contacting Virginia Interactive Premium Service or the Board.) An individual is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable.
Changes to either address may be made at the time of renewal or at any time by written notification to the Board. Changes to the address of record may also be made at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system. Any change that is made to one of the addresses does not automatically update the other address. Address information should be kept current for the address of record and the public address (if different from the address of record) at all times.
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment. The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license. For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.
Please note that Virginia Law on confidentiality of records of licensed mental health providers in custody and visitation cases (Section 20-124.3:1) was repealed by the 2008 General Assembly.
Online Licensing - Licensees can now renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online.
Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation - More
The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(word .doc)
Laws & RegulationsKeep in the know about important laws and regulations:
Laws and Regulations Governing Psychology
Applications & FormsDownload Applications and Instructions available from the Virginia Board of Psychology.
The following professions are regulated by the Board of Psychology.
- Applied Psychologist
- Clinical Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- School Psychologist-Limited
- Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Board Members, Meetings and MinutesView the Board of Psychology Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.
View the current Members of the Board.