Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
4/13/2024

Part III. Renewal and Reinstatement

18VAC125-30-80. Annual renewal of certificate.

A. Every certificate issued by the board shall expire on June 30 of each year.

B. Along with the renewal application, the certified sex offender treatment provider shall:

1. Submit the renewal fee prescribed in 18VAC125-30-20; and

2. Attest to having obtained six hours of continuing education as specified in 18VAC125-30-81.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 13, eff. April 10, 2002; Volume 25, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 2009; Volume 25, Issue 20, eff. July 8, 2009; Volume 32, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 21, eff. July 22, 2021.

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.

18VAC125-30-90. Reinstatement.

A. A person whose certificate has expired may renew it within one year after its expiration date by paying the renewal fee and the late renewal fee prescribed in 18VAC125-30-20.

B. A person whose certificate has expired beyond one year and who wishes to resume practice shall:

1. Submit a reinstatement application along with the reinstatement fee.

2. Provide evidence of completion of six hours of continuing education for each year in which the certification has been expired, with a maximum of 24 hours.

3. Submit verification of any health or mental health registration, certification or licensure ever held in Virginia or in any other jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 13, eff. April 10, 2002; Volume 37, Issue 21, eff. July 22, 2021.

18VAC125-30-91. Reinstatement following disciplinary action.

A. Any person whose certificate has been revoked or suspended by the board under the provisions of 18VAC125-30-110 shall, in order to be eligible for reinstatement, (i) submit an application to the board for a license, (ii) pay the appropriate reinstatement fee, and (iii) submit any other evidence of competency as prescribed by the board. After a hearing, the board may at its discretion grant the reinstatement.

B. Any person whose certificate has been revoked shall not apply for reinstatement until three years after such board action.

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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