Your browser does not support javascript

Qualified Mental Health Professionals

The General Assembly authorized the Board of Counseling in 2017 to register Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs). Effective January 3, 2018, individuals are able to apply for QMHP registration by submitting an online application, fee paid online and supplemental documentation with the Board of Counseling. DMAS and DBHDS require all QMHP-A, QMHP-C and QMHP-Trainee staff to be registered with the Board of Counseling in order to provide services and to be reimbursement for such  services. (Please note that QMHP credential is a registration and not a license.) Grandfather Provision within the Regulations expired on 12/31/2018.

Regulation Changes:

Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) Regulations changes effective 11/13/2019. Key changes to the regulations are listed below.

Contact Information:

Phone: (804) 367-3053
Fax: (804) 977-9772
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233

Helpful Resource Information:

Register with Virginia Townhall to receive notification on changes to the Regulations

Virginia Board of Counseling
Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director
Gerard Lawson, Ph.D., LPC, LSATP, Chairperson