Any individual offering counseling services in the state of Mississippi must be licensed with few exceptions.  It is the responsibility of this Board to regulate the practice of counseling and the use of the title Professional Counselor as we seek to protect the public health, safety and welfare of Mississippians.

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The office will be closed to the general public
until further notice. Appointments are required.

Rules and Regulations Revisions

The Board voted to revise the Rules and Regulations. The proposed changes are posted on the Secretary of State’s website and are available for public comment until April 19, 2022. After the public comment time, the Board will review comments and make necessary edits to the proposed changes and then submit as final changes for review by the Occupational Licensing Review Commission (OLRC), made up of the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General. Please review the proposed changes and submit comments to info@lpc.ms.gov. The Commission will meet with the Board to discuss the proposed changes according to the OLRC resolution. The Board will post updates on its website. More Here

For those who are seeking information about licensure, selecting one of the options below will provide details about requirements for that type of license and how to make application with the Board.

For those who are already licensed in Mississippi, selecting the option corresponding to your license will assist you in managing the requirements to maintain your license.

Types of Licenses

There are three types of licensure in the state of Mississippi each with educational, examination and experience components that applicants must fulfill to become licensed.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Universal Recognition of Occupational Licenses Act, Mississippi shall recognize occupational licenses obtained from other states.

For more information about each type of license and how to apply, click on the buttons.

Counseling Compact

The Counseling Compact offers eligible licensed professional counselors a new method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the Counseling Compact,

please use the following link:

Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors

239 North Lamar Street
Suite 402
Jackson, MS 39201
Office: 601 359-1010
Email: info@lpc.ms.gov

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