On March 26, 2020, the Board released the following statement.
“Licensed Counselors from outside of Mississippi are allowed to maintain a counseling relationship with existing clients (before March 16, 2020) who reside in Mississippi until the Executive Emergency order has been lifted by the Governor. The counselor must notify the MS LPC Board by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that they are practicing by telehealth with an existing client. The counselor must provide the counselor’s name, credential, license number, address, approximate number of clients, and justification of the need to practice in the state of Mississippi. Counselors who are under supervision must provide their supervisor’s name and the supervisor’s contact information.”
In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), our office will be closed to the general public until further notice, effective on March 17, 2020. Our office will continue to respond to emails and answer calls.
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.
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.
For more information about each type of license and how to apply, click on the buttons.