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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 125. Board of Psychology
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing the Certification of Sex Offender Treatment Providers

18VAC125-30-81. Continuing education requirements.

A. Certified sex offender treatment providers shall complete a minimum of six contact hours of continuing education in topics related to the provision of sex offender treatment for each annual renewal period.

B. Continuing education shall be offered by a sponsor or provider approved by the Virginia Board of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, or Medicine or by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers or one of its state chapters, or the Virginia Sex Offender Treatment Association. Hours of continuing education used to satisfy the renewal requirements for another license may be used to satisfy the six-hour requirement for sex offender treatment provider certification, provided it was related to the provision of sex offender treatment.

C. Attestation of completion of continuing education is not required for the first renewal following initial certification in Virginia.

D. The board may grant an extension for good cause of up to one year for the completion of continuing education requirements upon written request from a certificate holder prior to the renewal date. Such extension shall not relieve the certificate holder of the continuing education requirement.

E. The board may grant an exemption for all or part of the continuing education requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of a certificate holder, such as temporary disability, mandatory military service, or officially declared disasters, upon written request from the certificate holder prior to the renewal date.

F. All certificate holders shall maintain original documentation of official transcripts showing credit hours earned or certificates of participation for a period of three years following renewal.

G. Continuing education hours required by a disciplinary order may not be used to satisfy the requirement for renewal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3605 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 21, eff. July 22, 2021.

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