School Counselor Training

MANDATORY SCHOOL COUNSELOR TRAINING

Senate Bill 1117This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website – Effective July 1, 2017, the bill requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license with an endorsement as a school counselor to complete training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral distress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse. Go to Superintendent’s Memo #173-17 for additional information on training options.