Welcome to Mississippi Board of Examiners for
Licensed Professional Counselors
Welcome to the website of the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors. We hope that this site supplies you with all the information you need to become licensed or continue your licensure in the State of Mississippi.
The Mississippi Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors purpose is to provide for the regulation and practice of counseling as well as the use of the title "Licensed Professional Counselor" to ensure the protection of the "public heath, safety and welfare" of the citizens of the State of Mississippi.
In Spring 2018, the Mississippi Legislature passed HB 708, and the Governor signed the legislation into law. This law takes effect on July 1, 2018, and establishes a provisional license (P-LPC). Supervisees receiving supervision hours with a contract and agreement filed with the Board before July 1, 2018, will be considered a member of the Transitional Cohort.
The Board established a pathway for you to obtain the P-LPC. Correspondence is being sent to you via email and mail regarding this pathway.
These Supervisees (prior to July 1, 2018) will have 90-days from July 1, 2018, to take advantage of this opportunity to apply for the P-LPC as a member of the Transitional Cohort. If you do not apply before September, 30, 2018, Supervisees will lose status as a member of the Transitional Cohort and must meet the new requirements for licensure.
Beginning October 1, 2018, if you are not a P-LPC, then you will not be allowed to accrue hours toward licensure. No exceptions will be allowed by the Board.
If you are planning to apply for provisional licensure, but do not have an agreement and contract for supervision on file with the Board by July 1, additional information will be available to you regarding the licensure process. This information will be posted on or after July 1, 2018.
LPC Online Renewal
OPENS MAY 1, 2018
Licensees with the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice. Renewals can be performed online and payment can be made by credit card, electronic check, or mailing a check or money order to the Board office. Online process is easy to use and renewal is complete when payment is processed.
For instructions on how to renew online, select the Licensee Renewal tab in the menu to the left.
Supervision Reporting Logs
Rules and Regulations 4.3. Experience Requirements revisions effective July 1, 2017.
4.3.D.Effective July 1, 2017, post-master's supervision hours shall be submitted via the Board’s online Supervision Reporting Log. Supervisees are still responsible for keeping a backup copy of logs.Supervision content notes kept individually by Supervisor.