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Virginia Board of Psychology

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9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4697
Fax: (804) 527-4435
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
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Attention: New Law and regulation changes effective July 2015

  • Carry-over of hours of continuing education
    With the passage of HB2243 in the 2015 General Assembly, a psychologist who completes continuing education hours in excess of the 14 hours may carry up to seven hours of continuing education credit forward to meet the requirements for the next annual renewal cycle. The change was effective July 1, 2015, so licensees who accumulate more than 14 hours from that date to June 30, 2016 may carry over up to seven of those hours for their renewal in June of 2017. The new law can be viewed here.
  • Clarification of the requirement for 1.5 hours in ethics or standards of practice
    An amendment to regulations became effective on July 16th to clarify the intent of requiring 1.5 hours in ethics or standards of practice. In the amended language, the Board has specified that the 1.5 hours must emphasize ethics, laws and regulations, including the standards of practice set out in regulations of the Board. Questions often arise about whether the “standards of practice” refer to those of the professional association or those contained in regulation. Since the Board disciplines based on law or regulation, the licensee is held to those standards rather than to those of a professional association.

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

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 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)

Laws & Regulations

Keep in the know about important laws and regulations:
Laws and Regulations Governing Psychology

Applications & Forms

Download Applications and Instructions available from the Virginia Board of Psychology.

Regulated Professions

The following professions are regulated by the Board of Psychology.

Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

View the Board of Psychology Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings. 

View the current Members of the Board.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions, now including C.E. information.

Guidance Documents

View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Virginia Board of Psychology. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.