Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP)
Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP) is the voice of professional clinical psychology within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is "the advancement of Clinical Psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare by developing and encouraging high standards of ethics and training; by providing the opportunity for the exchange of experience and research through discussions, presentation and publications; and by educating the public in the purposes and goals of the art and science of the practice of clinical psychology for the promotion of the public welfare."
Virginia Allows CE Credit for Charitable Care
Last year, in an effort to increase charitable care by health care providers, the Va General Assembly passed a law to allow health care professions to receive continuing education credit hours in return for certain volunteer services. The Virginia Board of Psychology regulations to implement this went into effect March 9, 2017 (18VAC125-20-121).
Virginia licensed clinical psychologists may now receive up to 2 of the 14 continuing education hours required for renewal through delivery of psychological services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving mental health services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of those health services as verified by the department or clinic. Three hours of volunteer service is required for one hour of continuing education credit.
In brief, if you provide free (verified) psychological services through a local health department or free clinic, you receive 1 hr CE credit for 3 hrs of volunteer service or 2 hrs CE credit for 6 hrs. volunteer service (no more than 2 hrs CE credit per year through this process).