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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 115. Board of Counseling
Chapter 40. Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers

18VAC115-40-22. Criteria for eligibility.

A. Education and experience requirements for certification are as follows:

1. Any baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a current registered nurse license in good standing in Virginia; and

2. Documentation of 2,000 hours of supervised experience in performing those services that will be offered to a workers' compensation claimant under § 65.2-603 of the Code of Virginia. Experience may be acquired through supervised training or experience or both. A supervised internship in rehabilitation services may count toward part of the required 2,000 hours. Any individual who does not meet the experience requirement for certification must practice under the supervision of an individual who meets the requirements of 18VAC115-40-27. Individuals shall not practice in an internship or supervisee capacity for more than five years.

B. A passing score on a board-approved examination shall be required.

C. The board may grant certification without examination to applicants certified as rehabilitation providers in other states or by nationally recognized certifying agencies, boards, associations and commissions by standards substantially equivalent to those set forth in the board's current regulation.

D. The applicant shall have no unresolved disciplinary action against a health, mental health, or rehabilitation-related license, certificate, or registration in Virginia or in another jurisdiction. The board will consider history of disciplinary action on a case-by-case basis.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 13, eff. April 16, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. September 30, 1998; Volume 38, Issue 1, eff. September 29, 2021.

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