Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors

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 Rules and Regulations

At the March 25, 2019, Board meeting, the Board voted to file the July 10, 2018, proposed Rules and Reguations as Emergency Rules with the Secretary of State. You can find the new Emergency Rules here.

 MS LPC Board's Supervision Presentation

at MLPCA Spring/Summer Conference
Friday May 17, 2019
Southern Oaks – Hattiesburg, MS

  • LPC Online Renewal

  • OPENS MAY 1, 2019
  • Renewal notices will be emailed.
  • You will not receive a notice via U.S. Mail.
  • 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. 



The questions and answers have been compiled into a FAQs for P-LPC and are available here.
The FAQs will be updated as needed.

The P-LPC Application steps can be found here.

Attorney General Opinion regarding Candidates and P-LPC. here

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    • 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.


  • 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.