Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors

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Continuing Education Hours


Continuing Education Hours for Renewal

  • 24 CE hours are needed for renewal.
  • 6 must involve topics in professional ethics or legal issues in the delivery of counseling services
  • Board Qualified Supervisor (BQS) renewal coincides with LPC renewal.
  • A Qualified Supervisor will need to complete a minimum of one (1) hour of supervision continuing education per year; a minimum of two (2) hours per renewal period.
  • Hours to be reported must be for the time period since your last renewal. i.e. 2017 renewals report continuing education hours for the period July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017.


Approved Continuing Education Criteria - Rule 6.2(C)
Continuing Education approved by the following entities:

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Mississippi Counseling Association / Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • The National Board of Certified Counselors Search for an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

As of July 1, 2016, the Board will no longer accept hours from PESI/Cross Country or any providers who lost their NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) status within the renewal period.


Refer to the Rules and Regulations - Rule 6.2.(C) - on other ways to receive CEH (i.e. coursework, Home Study, Presentations, Publishing, Counseling, Research, and/or Organizational and Regulatory)