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									      Educational Requirements in Law or Regulation for Health
               Professional Licensure or Certification

   (As of March 11, 2005 – Laws and regulations may be subsequently revised)
The following provisions of the Code of Virginia or Regulations of Health Regulatory
Boards specify the educational requirements for licensure or certification as a health care
practitioner in Virginia:

Board of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology
       Audiologist
       Speech-Language Pathologist
       School Speech-Language Pathologist
              §54.1-2603. License required.
              18VAC30-20-170. Requirements for licensure.

Board of Counseling
       Licensed Professional Counselor
               18VAC115-20-40. Prerequisites for licensure by examination.
               18VAC115-20-49. Degree program requirements.
               18VAC115-20-51. Coursework requirements.
               18VAC115-20-52. Residency
       Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
               § 54.1-3505. Specific powers and duties of the Board.
               18VAC115-50-50. Degree program requirements.
               18VAC115-50-55. Course work requirements.
               18VAC115-50-60. Residency.
       Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner
               § 54.1-3505. Specific powers and duties of the Board.
               § 54.1-3507.B Scope of practice of and qualifications for licensed
                       substance abuse treatment practitioners
               18VAC115-60-60. Degree program requirements.
               18VAC115-60-70. Course work requirements.
               18VAC115-60-80. Residency.
       Certified Substance Abuse Counselors
               § 54.1-3507.1. Scope of practice, supervision, and qualifications of certified
                       substance abuse counselors.
               18VAC115-30-50. Educational requirements for substance abuse counselors.
               18VAC115-30-60. Experience requirements for substance abuse counselors.
       Certified Rehabilitation Provider
               18VAC115-40-22 Criteria for eligibility
       Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
               18VAC115-30-40. Prerequisites for certification by examination for substance abuse
                       counselors.
               18VAC115-30-50. Educational requirements for substance abuse counselors.
       Certified Substance Abuse Counseling Assistant
               § 54.1-3507.1. Scope of practice, supervision, and qualifications of certified
                       substance abuse counseling assistants.
               18VAC115-30-61. Prerequisites for certification by examination for substance abuse
                       counseling assistant.


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                18VAC115-30-62. Educational requirements for substance abuse counseling assistants.

Board of Dentistry
       Dentist
               § 54.1-2709. License; application; qualifications; examinations.
               § 54.1-2713. Licenses to teach dentistry; renewals.
               18VAC60-20-10. Definitions.
               18VAC60-20-60. Education.
               18VAC60-20-70. Dental examinations.
               18VAC60-20-100. Other application requirements.
       Dental Hygienist
               § 54.1-2722. License; application; qualifications; practice of dental hygiene
               18VAC60-20-10. Definitions.
               18VAC60-20-60.B. Education.
               18VAC60-20-70. Dental hygiene examinations.
               18VAC60-20-100. Other application requirements.

Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
       Funeral Service Licensee
              § 54.1-2803. Specific powers and duties of Board.
              § 54.1-2804. Licensing authority.
              18VAC65-20-235. Approval of educational programs.

Board of Medicine
       Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
       Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
       Doctor of Podiatry
       Doctor of Chiropractic
              § 54.1-2930. Requirements for admission to examination.
              § 54.1-2933. Licensure of persons who studied in foreign medical schools.
              § 54.1-2935. Supplemental training or study required of certain graduates.
              § 54.1-2958. Procedure for determining acceptability of foreign courses of study and
              educational institutions.
              18VAC85-20-121. Educational requirements: Graduates of approved institutions.
                18VAC85-20-122. Educational requirements: Graduates and former students of
                institutions not approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the board.
        Athletic Trainer
                § 54.1-2957.4. Licensure as athletic trainer required; requisite training and educational
                         requirements; powers of the Board concerning athletic training.
                § 54.1-2957.5. Advisory Board on Athletic Training established; duties; composition;
                        appointment; terms.
                18VAC85-120-60. Educational requirements.
                18VAC85-120-80. Provisional licensure.
        Licensed Acupuncturist
                § 54.1-2956.9. Unlawful to practice acupuncture without license; unlawful designation as
                        acupuncturist; Board to regulate acupuncturists.
                § 54.1-2956.10. Requisite training and educational achievements of acupuncturists.
                18VAC85-110-50. Educational requirements: graduates of approved institutions or
                        programs in the United States.
                18VAC85-110-60. Requirements of foreign graduates of nonaccredited educational
                         programs in acupuncture.
        Occupational Therapist

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              § 54.1-2956.4. Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy; powers.
              § 54.1-2956.5. Unlawful to practice occupational therapy without license; restriction of
                      titles for occupational therapy assistants.
              18VAC85-80-40. Educational requirements.
              18VAC85-80-45. Practice by a graduate awaiting examination results.
       Physician Assistant
              § 54.1-2950. Requisite training and educational achievements of assistants.
              § 54.1-2951.1. Requirements for licensure as a physician assistant.
              18VAC85-50-50. Licensure: entry requirements and application.
              18VAC85-50-55. Provisional licensure.
              18VAC85-50-130. Qualifications for approval of prescriptive authority.
       Respiratory Care Practitioner
              § 54.1-2954.1. Powers of Board concerning respiratory care.
              § 54.1-2956.01. Exceptions to respiratory care practitioner's licensure.
              18VAC85-40-45. Educational requirements.
       Radiologic Technologist
       Radiologic Technologist-Limited
              § 54.1-2956.8:1. Unlawful to practice radiologic technology without license; unlawful
                      designation as a radiologic technologist or radiologic technologist, limited; Board
                      to regulate radiologic technologists.
              § 54.1-2956.8:2. Requisite training and educational achievements of radiologic
                      technologists and radiologic technologists, limited.
              18VAC85-101-30. Educational requirements for radiologic technologists.
              18VAC85-101-50. Traineeship for unlicensed graduate.
              18VAC85-101-61. Traineeship for an applicant for licensure as a radiologic technologist-
                      limited.
              18VAC85-101-70. Educational requirements for radiologic technologists-limited.

Board of Nursing
       Licensed Practical Nurse
              § 54.1-3000. Definitions
              § 54.1-3005.1&2. Authority to approve nursing education programs
              § 54.1-3006.1. Interagency agreement with Board of Education
              § 54.1-3008.6. Class 1 misdemeanor for conducting a nursing program without
                      Board of Nursing approval
              § 54.1-3013. Approval of nursing education program
              § 54.1-3020. Qualifications for licensure
              18VAC90-20-10. Definitions
              18VAC90-20-40. Establishing a Nursing Education Program
              18VAC90-20-50. Provisional Approval
              18VAC90-20-60. Program Approval
              18VAC90-20-65. Continued Approval
              18VAC90-20-70. Requirements for Approval (accrediting agency)
              18VAC90-20-80. Philosophy and Objectives
              18VAC90-20-90. Faculty Requirements
              18VAC90-20-95. Preceptorships
              18VAC90-20-100. Admission, promotion and graduation of students
              18VAC90-20-120.B. Curriculum Requirements
              18VAC90-20-160. Maintaining an Approved Nursing Education Program
              18VAC90-20-190. Licensure by examination
       Registered Nurse
              § 54.1-3000. Definitions


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        § 54.1-3005.1&2. Authority to approve nursing education programs
        § 54.1-3006.1. Interagency agreement with Board of Education
        § 54.1-3008.6. Class 1 misdemeanor for conducting a nursing program without
                Board of Nursing approval
        § 54.1-3013. Approval of nursing education program
        § 54.1-3017. Qualifications for licensure
        18VAC90-20-10. Definitions
        18VAC90-20-40. Establishing a Nursing Education Program
        18VAC90-20-50. Provisional Approval
        18VAC90-20-60. Program Approval
        18VAC90-20-65. Continued Approval
        18VAC90-20-70. Requirements for Approval (accrediting agency)
        18VAC90-20-80. Philosophy and Objectives
        18VAC90-20-90. Faculty Requirements
        18VAC90-20-95. Preceptorships
        18VAC90-20-100. Admission, promotion and graduation of students
        18VAC90-20-120.C. Curriculum Requirements
        18VAC90-20-160. Maintaining an Approved Nursing Education Program
        18VAC90-20-190. Licensure by examination
Clinical Nurse Specialist
        § 54.1-3000. Definitions
        § 54.1-3005.1,2,9&10. Authority to approve CNS education program and maintain
                registry
        § 54.1-3006.1. Interagency agreement with Board of Education
        § 54.1-3013. Approval of CNS program
        18VAC90-20-10. Definitions
        18VAC90-20-275. CNS Education Program Requirements
        18VAC90-20-280. Registration Requirements
        18VAC90-20-290. Practice Requirements
Massage Therapy
        § 54.1-3000. Definitions
        § 54.1-3005.1,2,&11. Authority to approve massage therapy program and maintain
                registry
        § 54.1-3008.7. Class 1 misdemeanor to claim to be a certified massage therapist or
                massage therapist unless certified by the Board
        § 54.1-3029. Qualifications for certification
        18VAC90-50-10. Definitions
        18VAC90-50-40. Requirements for Initial Certification
        18VAC90-50-75. Continuing competency requirements
        18VAC90-50-90. Discipline provisions
Nurse Practitioners
        § 54.1-2957. Licensure of Nurse Practitioners
        18VAC90-30-10. Definition-Approved Program for NP’s
        18VAC90-30-60.A&B . Licensure of NP’s
        18VAC90-30-80.A&B . Qualifications for Initial Licensure
        18VAC90-30-90.A&B . Certifying agencies
        18VAC90-30-100. Renewal of NP’s
        18VAC90-30-105. Continuing competency requirements
        18VAC90-30-110. Reinstatement of license
Nurse Practitioners with Prescriptive Authority
        18VAC90-30-10. Definition-Nurse Practitioner
        18VAC90-40-40. Qualifications for initial prescriptive authority approval


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               18VAC90-40-60. Reinstatement of Prescriptive Authority

Board of Nursing Home Administrators
       Nursing Home Administrator
              § 54.1-3102. License Required.
              18VAC95-20-220. Qualifications for initial licensure.
              18VAC95-20-230. Application package.
              18VAC95-20-300. Administrator-in-training qualifications.
              18VAC95-20-310. Required hours of training.

Board of Optometry
       Optometrist
             § 54.1-3212. Qualifications of applicants.
             § 54.1-3222. TPA certification; certification for treatment of diseases or abnormal
                     conditions with therapeutic pharmaceutical agents.
             18VAC105-20-10. Licensure by examination.
             18VAC105-20-15. Licensure by endorsement.
             18VAC105-20-16. Requirements for TPA certification.

Board of Pharmacy
       Pharmacist
              § 54.1-3312. Qualifications of pharmacist; approved school of pharmacy defined.
              18VAC110-20-30. Requirements for practical experience.
              18VAC110-20-40. Procedure for gaining practical experience.
              18VAC110-20-50. Curriculum and approved schools of pharmacy.
              18VAC110-20-60. Content of the examination and grades required; limitation on
                      admittance to examination.
              18VAC110-20-70. Requirements for foreign-trained applicants.
       Pharmacy Technician
              § 54.1-3321. Registration of pharmacy technicians.
              18VAC110-20-101. Application for registration as a pharmacy technician.
              18VAC110-20-102. Criteria for approval for training programs.

Board of Physical Therapy
       Physical Therapist
       Physical Therapist Assistant
              § 54.1-3477. Requirements for licensure as a physical therapist.
              § 54.1-3478. Requirements for licensure as a physical therapist assistant.
              18VAC112-20-10. Definitions
              18VAC112-20-40. Education requirements: graduates of approved programs
              18VAC112-20-50. Education requirements: graduates of schools not approved by
                      an accrediting agency approved by the board.
              18VAC112-20-60. Requirements for licensure by examination.
              18VAC112-20-65. Requirements for licensure by endorsement.

Board of Psychology
       Clinical Psychologist
               18VAC125-20-41. Requirements for licensure by examination.
               18VAC125-20-42. Prerequisites for licensure by endorsement.
               18VAC125-20-54. Education requirements for clinical psychologists.
               18VAC125-20-65. Supervised experience.
       Applied Psychologist

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              18VAC125-20-55. Education requirements for applied psychologists.
              18VAC125-20-65. Supervised experience.
       School Psychologist
              18VAC125-20-56 Education requirement for school psychologists.
              18VAC125-20-65. Supervised experience.
       Sex Offender Treatment Providers
              18VAC125-30-40. Educational requirements.
              18VAC125-30-50. Experience requirements; supervision.
       School Psychologist-Limited
              18VAC125-20-43. Requirements for licensure as a school psychologist-limited.

Board of Social Work
       Licensed Clinical Social Worker
               18VAC140-20-40. Requirements for licensure by examination.
               18VAC140-20-50. Education and experience requirements for licensed clinical social
                      worker
       Licensed Social Worker
               18VAC140-20-60. Education and experience requirements for licensed social worker

Board of Veterinary Medicine
       Veterinarian
               § 54.1-3804. Specific powers of Board.
               18VAC150-20-110. Requirements for licensure by examination as a veterinarian.
               18VAC150-20-120. Requirements for licensure by endorsement as a veterinarian
                       or veterinary technician.
       Veterinary Technician
               § 54.1-3804. Specific powers of Board.
               18VAC150-20-115. Requirements for licensure by examination as a veterinary
                       technician.
               18VAC150-20-120. Requirements for licensure by endorsement as a veterinarian
                       or veterinary technician.




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