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Guidance document: 115-2 Adopted: November 15, 2013 Revised: February 9, 2018 VIRGINIA BOARD OF COUNSELING Impact of Criminal Convictions, Impairment, and Past History on Licensure, Certification or Registration by the Virginia Board of Counseling INTRODUCTION This document provides information for persons interested in becoming a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, certified substance abuse counselor, certified substance abuse counseling assistant, certified rehabilitation provider, registered qualified mental health professional or registered peer recovery specialist. It clarifies how convictions, impairment, and other past history may affect the application process and subsequent licensure, certification or registration by the Board of Counseling. Until an individual applies for licensure, certification or registration, the Board of Counseling is unable to review, or consider for approval, an individual with a criminal conviction, history of action taken in another jurisdiction, or history of possible impairment . The Board has no jurisdiction until an application has been filed. GUIDELINES FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION: APPLICATION, EXAMINATION, ENDORSEMENT, AND REINSTATEMENT Applicants for licensure, certification, or registration by application, examination, endorsement and reinstatement who meet the qualifications as set forth in the law and regulations may be issued a license, certificate or registration pursuant to authority delegated to the Executive Director of the Board in accordance with the Board of Counseling Regulations. An applicant whose license, certification or registration has been revoked or suspended in another jurisdiction is not eligible for licensure, certification or registration in Virginia unless the credential has been reinstated by the jurisdiction which revoked or suspended it. Affirmative responses to any questions on applications related to grounds for the Board to refuse to admit a candidate to an examination, refuse to issue a license, certificate or registration or impose sanction shall be referred to the Executive Director to determine how to proceed. The Executive Director, or designee, may approve the application without referral to the Credentials Committee in the following cases: 1. The applicant presents a history of substance use disorder with evidence of continued abstinence and recovery. The Executive Director cannot approve applicants for reinstatement if the license, certificate or registration was revoked or suspended by the Board or if it lapsed while an investigation was pending. 2. The applicant has a history of criminal conviction(s) which does not constitute grounds for denial or Board action or the applicant's criminal conviction history meets the following criteria: 1
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Guidance document: 115-2 Adopted: November 15, 2013 Revised: February 9, 2018 The applicant's conviction history consists solely of misdemeanor convictions that are greater than 10 years old.
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