Vol. 36 Iss. 11 - January 20, 2020

Chapter 80
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Board of Counseling is claiming an exemption from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations of the regulatory boards served by the Department of Health Professions pursuant to Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia that are limited to reducing fees charged to regulants and applicants. The Board of Counseling will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 18VAC115-80. Regulations Governing the Registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals (amending 18VAC115-80-20).

Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3505 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: February 19, 2020.

Agency Contact: Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director, Board of Counseling, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4406, or email


The amendments reduce the application fee for registration as a qualified mental health professional-trainee to $25.

18VAC115-80-20. Fees required by the board.

A. The board has established the following fees applicable to the registration of qualified mental health professionals:

Registration as a QMHP-A


Registration as a QMHP-C


Registration as a QMHP-trainee


Renewal of registration


Late renewal


Reinstatement of a lapsed registration


Duplicate certificate of registration


Returned check


Reinstatement following revocation or suspension


B. Unless otherwise provided, fees established by the board shall not be refundable.

VA.R. Doc. No. R20-6239; Filed December 31, 2019, 10:13 a.m.