Boost 200 is a special initiative to accelerate licensure of Masters-prepared individuals working to become licensed in Virginia as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) or Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) by paying for their Supervision hours. Boost 200 will support 100 Masters in Counseling and 100 Masters in Social Work graduates who commit to practice in Virginia for 2 years after becoming licensed.
 
For more information visit vhcf.org/Boost200.
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Applying to Boost 200:
  • The application for Boost 200 opened in June 2022.
  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all funding is obligated.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete (including required attachments). 
  • Your application can be edited at any time before submitting to Boost 200. If you close out of your application, you can return to it by using the application URL link on the same device
  • In order to save your work, hit "Next" before leaving the webpage. 
  • Once you hit submit, you can no longer edit your application.
Eligibility: 
  • Click here for detailed Participant Guidelines (includes program parameters, service commitments, etc.). 
  • Individuals who have already begun Supervision hours are eligible to apply for Boost 200 if they have completed no more than 60% of the required Clinical and Supervision hours to become licensed as an LCSW or LPC in Virginia. 
The Application:
 
This online application gathers the following information:
  • Personal, Contact, and Demographic
  • Education
  • Supervision
  • Work Site
  • Financial
A complete application also includes the following documents:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
IMPORTANT
  • Boost 200 participants and their Supervisors must follow all Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) requirements and regulations to achieve and maintain licensure in the Commonwealth for the duration of Boost 200 participation.
  • It is the Boost 200 applicant’s responsibility to find a qualified Supervisor.
  • Supervision approval is only granted by the DHP (see links to regulations below).
  • VHCF/Boost 200 does not have authority to grant Supervision approval for Supervisees/Residents or approve Supervisors.
Social Work Regulations: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/social/

Thank you for your interest!

Questions? Click here to submit questions. 

Responses will be posted in the FAQ section of the Boost 200 website: vhcf.org/Boost200

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