|Virginia Board of Counseling|
| Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4610
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
|Other Citizen Services|
Please Note: DHP's offices will be closed Tuesday, April 25th for a staff training event.
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.
To expedite the processing of new ONLINE applications for licensure or registration, applicants can now upload the required supporting documents (except transcripts & exam scores) required to apply for licensure or registration by using the new documents upload feature in the online application portal. Please be sure to download the full instructions located in the online application portal when you apply for more information about this feature. Documents you wish to upload must be uploaded prior to submitting your online application fee. It is preferred that supplemental documents be provided to the Board in PDF file format.
Free Suicide Prevention training
The Virginia Department of Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Program is offering free Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) training. Read More.
Special funding is available to help a total of 200 motivated Masters-prepared Counselors and Social Workers pursue Virginia licensure by paying for required clinical supervision with a DHP-approved Supervisor. Learn more about Boost 200 and how to apply at www.VHCF.org/Boost200
(UPDATED June 22, 2022) Information on Continuity of Care and Temporary Authorization to Practice click here (Word document)
Useful up to date COVID-19 Vaccine information
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.
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 Exploitation - More
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)
List of the Professions
regulated by the Board.