The Virginia Board of Counseling consists of a 12-member Board, a Regulatory Board, an Advisory Board on Art Therapy, as well as administrative, enforcement, licensing, and support staff.
We license, certify or register: Certified Rehabilitation Providers, Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, Certified Substance Abuse Counseling Assistants, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, License Professional Counselors, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Registered Peer Recovery Specialists, Residents in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment
Lookup or verify a Virginia license.
Information about the Supervision process for Residents.
Learn about the licensure process for the Board of Counseling
Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.
Review state laws and regulations that apply to health professionals.
Read documents which provide information or guidance to providers and the public.
Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.
The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.
Recent case decisions by the Board.
Please Note: The Counseling Compact offers eligible licensed professional counselors a new method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the Counseling Compact, including information about meetings, rulemaking, and any rules open for public comment, please use the following link: https://counselingcompact.org/compact-commission/
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Update to the application process
To expedite the processing of new ONLINE applications for licensure or registration, applicants can now upload the required supporting documents.
Fri, Oct 6, 2023 1:00 PM
Advisory Board on Art Therapy Meeting (Time Change)
Board Room 2
Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00 AM
Board of Counseling Informal Conferences
Fri, Oct 27, 2023 10:00 AM
Board of Counseling Quarterly Board Meeting
Board Room 1
More information on the Counseling Calendar Page.