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Registered Peer Recovery Specialists

The General Assembly authorized the Board of Counseling in 2017 to register Peer Recovery Specialists (RPRS). Effective January 3, 2018, individuals are able to apply for RPRS registration by submitting an online application, fee and supplemental documentation with the Board of Counseling.  (Please note that RPRS credential is a registration and not a license.)

Registered Peer Recovery Specialists (RPRS) 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:

Regulations Governing the Registration of Peer Recovery Specialists - 10-15-2020

RPRS - Frequently Asked Questions

Online Application Handbook

Online Application and Forms – (Paper applications and payment by check or money order are not accepted)

Guidance Document 115-2 -  Impact of Criminal Convictions

Check your Application Status

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