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Virginia Board of Counseling
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4610
Fax:(804) 767-6225
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone age 6 months or older. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.

(UPDATED June 22, 2022) Information on Continuity of Care and Temporary Authorization to Practice click here (Word document)

COVID-19 Updates from the Board of Counseling

Click here for the latest information from the board about the COVID-19 pandemic (updated April 20, 2020)

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COVID-19 Vaccine information for health professionals

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.

Have you downloaded COVIDWISE, Virginia's COVID-19 exposure notification app? Add your phone to the fight here.


June 30th Renewal Information:

In March 2020, the Board granted LPC, LMFT, LSATP, QMHP-A, QMHP-C and RPRS a one-year extension for the 2020 continuing education (CE) requirements. Each licensee and registrant must complete the 2020 and 2021 renewal CE requirements by June 30, 2021. In addition, CSAC and CSAC-As will be required to complete CEs for the first time prior to June 30, 2021.  Please review the Regulations, Renewal FAQs and Renewal Explanation Chart for more detailed information on the renewal requirements.

The Board has amended regulations for certified substance abuse counselors (CSAC) and certified substance abuse counseling assistants (CSAC-A).

The Board has developed a chart to help assist CSAC supervisees, CSAC, CSAC-A’s and CSAC Supervisors identify changes to CSAC and CSAC-A requirements.
Click to view a comparison chart of the changes
Click to view the new Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors and Substance Abuse Counseling Assistants (effective 2/19/2020)

The Virginia General Assembly required the Board of Counseling to promulgate regulations for the issuance of a temporary license to Residents in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment.

The Board has developed a chart and FAQ for to help assist residents and their supervisors identify the changes and the requirements for a Licensed Resident in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment.
Links to the comparison chart and FAQs are below:
Resident in Counseling comparison chart and FAQs
Resident in Marriage and Family comparison chart and FAQs
Resident in Substance Abuse Treatment comparison chart and FAQs

Notification of Changes to Issuance of Licenses, Certifications and Registrations

The Board of Counseling will cease mailing hard-copy licenses, certifications, and registrations each renewal period. For those who are approved for initial licensure, certification, or registration, a permanent hard copy will be issued that contains no expiration date. This final copy should be maintained, carried, or posted in accordance with relevant applicable laws and regulations. State health regulatory boards, employers, insurance providers and citizens seeking verification of current licensure status in the Commonwealth of Virginia may obtain this information via License Lookup.

Replacement or duplicate of a final hard-copy license, certification, or registration may be requested through an individual online account..

License Verification Information

A Virginia licensee seeking to obtain a verification of his/her license, certification, or registration at no cost may do so by directing a board, employer, insurance provider or other interested parties to License Lookup. This content resource meets the accreditation standards for primary source verification from the top seven-accreditation organizations for healthcare professionals.

Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or ExploitationMore information...
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)

Regulated Professions

List of the Professions regulated by the Board.