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Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)

A Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S) is an LPC licensed in Mississippi who has the required experience, training in supervision, membership in a professional association, and is approved by the Board to provide supervision.

Supervisors monitor the performance of an individual that is under contract with them by providing regular, documented face-to-face consultation, guidance, and instruction with respect to the clinical skills and competencies of the supervised individual. (see Rules 4.1.E and Rule 4.4). Supervisors document performance online through the MS LPC website for the Supervisee as they pursue licensure.

1. Manage Your License Profile

When logged into your Profile you can:

  • Update your contact information
  • Change your Profile picture
  • Review licensure status
  • Order replacement certificates when damaged, lost, or name changed If you need a replacement certificate due to name change or damaged or lost certificate, you may request replacement of your MS Professional Counselor License through the Online Payment tab in your profile. There is a $30 fee for replacement wall certificate.
  • Order verifications of license to be sent to other entities If you are a MS P-LPC or LPC or have been in the past, you may request verification of your MS Professional Counselor License through the Online Payment tab in your profile. There is a $25 fee for the verification to be sent to another state licensing Board.
  • Request License File Transfer to Other Jurisdiction
  • Renew your license
  • Check CEH and Submit CEH
  • Make secure online payments

Login to your Profile by clicking here.

2. Renew License

LPC and LPC-S are renewed every two years (biennially). License renewal reminders are emailed in May of your renewal year. Please be aware, however, that failure to receive this notification does not relinquish your responsibility for timely renewal.

Renewal Application, any supporting documents, and payment must be received to the LPC Board office PRIOR to June 30th of your renewal year to remain Active Status and to avoid reapplication fees. This is an online process. You are required to submit the online Renewal no later than midnight on the date the license is scheduled to expire.

Renewal will be processed when Renewal Application, Continuing Education Hours, certificate of completion of the no fail Mississippi Jurisprudence examination, and renewal fee are received; however, if a background check is required, the Renewal is contingent upon the receipt of a clear background check by September 30, of your renewal year. If not received by that date, license status will revert to Lapsed, and you will not be licensed to practice in Mississippi.

Licensed Professional Counselor –  Supervisors (LPC-S) will complete the Mississippi LPC-S Jurisprudence exam and will also need to complete the Supervisee Update Form for each Supervisee before renewal status will be updated.

TO RENEW:  Please print the following instructions for your reference as you continue the online renewal process.  When ready to renew, answer the question below:

Print – Steps to Successful Renewal PDF

Renewal Instructions PowerPoint

 Steps to Successful Renewal

  1. Login to your Profile.
  2. Upload a current passport style photo that is a head shot with a clear image of your face with a white background. The photo should be composed of only your shoulders and head, should be high resolution and should be in focus.
  3. Review and update your contact information on the General Registration tab in your Profile.
  4. Submit the required CE hours by clicking the Education Tab in your Profile.
  5. The no fail Mississippi Jurisprudence exam will be available from CCE Academy at academy.cce-global.org You will need to choose the LPC examination unless you are an LPC-S, then select the LPC-S examination. LPC will receive three (3) hours of ethics for your Mississippi renewal. LPC-S will receive two (2) hours of ethics and one (1) hour of supervision for your Mississippi renewal. Submit the certificate of completion of the Mississippi Jurisprudence exam by clicking the Education Tab in your Profile and selecting the Jurisprudence Exam for “activity type.” The appropriate number of ethics and supervision contact hours will be calculated. The “no fail” Mississippi Jurisprudence exam is designed with a pool of questions in which you must answer a minimum of thirty (thirty-five if you are an LPC-S) correctly. You cannot fail this exam. You will keep getting questions until you get the designated number correct.

    Steps to Access and Complete the Mississippi Jurisprudence

    Step 1. Go to academy.cce-global.org
    Step 2. Click on Register
    Step 3. Once registered, click on Jurisprudence, select Mississippi in the drop down.
    Step 4. Select either the LPC or LPC-S
    Step 5. Go to Cart and purchase your assessment
    Step 6. Go back to Mississippi Jurisprudence to begin your assessment
    Step 7. Once you complete the assessment, your certificate will be emailed to you. It will also be stored in your Account.

    6. Complete Renewal Application by clicking the RENEW LICENSE button

If you are an LPC, AFTER you have entered and met the CEH requirements and uploaded your certificate of completion of the Mississippi Jurisprudence exam (LPC or LPC-S, accordingly) and photo, the Renew License button will appear. When you click the Renew License button, you will be taken to the Renewal Application. The LPC Renewal Application includes additional profile questions along with Personal and Licensure History questions.

If you are an LPC-S, you are required to complete a Status Update on Supervisees seen since the last renewal as a requirement of renewal before the Renew License button will appear.

7. Complete Background Check (if applicable)

The Board requires a fingerprint background check to be performed on all licensees every six years.  If an updated fingerprint background check is required, you will be prompted to order a fingerprint card from the Board office to be completed and mailed according to the posted instructions.  Renewal will be processed when all other steps are complete; however, if your background check is not received in the Board office by September 30 of your renewal year, your license status will revert to Lapsed, and you will not be licensed to practice in Mississippi.

8. Remit Renewal Fee(s)

Renewal payment can be made by credit card, electronic check, or mailing a check or money order to the Board office. Please note:

  • If you choose to mail in check or money order, it must be received by the renewal deadline, to avoid $100 reapplication fee.
  • If you use the online payment there will be a nominal fee. Click Continue to be taken to the shopping cart. Check the licensee renewal amount and then click Next to continue to the online payment system. Online renewal payment must be processed by the renewal deadline to avoid a $100 reapplication fee.

9. Renewal Receipt

Your renewal will be reviewed by Board staff for completeness and compliance with renewal requirements. The Renewal Certificate and Wallet Card will not be mailed unless you request one through the online payment tab of your profile. You may print the Renewal Certificate and Wallet Card from your profile. Your License status will display ACTIVE. 

Are you ready to renew your license?  YES

3. Order Verification of MS Professional Counselor License

The Board provides the service of verification of your license to other entities for a fee. You must submit payment before the Board will provide this verification that will include your Licensure status, Date of original license, and acknowledgement of any disciplinary action by the Board.  To order your license verification, Login to your profile and go to the Online Payments tab. 

4. Request MS Professional Counselor License File Transfer to Other Jurisdiction

The Board provides the service of transfer of your license file to other licensing boards for a fee. You must submit payment before the Board will provide this service that will include a copy of your license file (to include transcript(s), examination score report(s), and supervised experience verification form(s), along with a verification of your Licensure status, Date of original license, and acknowledgement of any disciplinary action by the Board. To order your File Transfer, Login to your profile and go to the Online Payments tab.

5. Continuing Education

Reported hours must have been obtained in the two-year time period since your last renewal date.

Requirements

For LPC renewal:

  • 24 total Continuing Education Hours (CEH) hours are required, including,
  • 6 CEH in professional ethics or legal issues in the delivery of counseling services

For LPC-S renewal, above requirements, plus

  • 1 CEH in supervision per year; a minimum of 2 hours per renewal period.
  • LPC-S renewal coincides with LPC renewal.

Update/Review Continuing Education Credit

LPCs may review their current totals of continuing education hours and can update their file by logging in to their Profile and selecting the Education tab, then select the View/Update Current CE Hrs. Follow the instructions provided when selecting this tab to upload certificates.
Click here to login to your Profile.

Providers

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)

NBCC Review form for non-pre-approved CEH

ACEP Directory

NBCC – Earn Continuing Education

6. Apply for Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor - (LPC-S)

Select one of the sections below for the specific information you need.

Application Requirements

Instructions for Applying for Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor

Supervision Training

- Application Requirements

An individual wanting to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), must meet the following requirements:

Pre-application Requirements:
1.   Maintained ACTIVE Status LPC in Mississippi
2.   Provided mental health counseling for at least five (5) years, with at least two (2) years as an LPC
3.   Completed 45 hours of Supervision training (Graduate Level Academic Training, Professional Training referenced in Rule 4.4, or hold an Approved Supervisor credential from NBCC).
4.   Documented membership in a professional counseling organization
5.   Received no disciplinary sanctions against his or her LPC.

If you are an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), you are required to apply to the Mississippi Board to become a certified as an LPC-S. You may do this by providing a copy of your ACS Certificate and completing this application.

Licensed Supervisor Application Requirements:
1.     Submit a current resume/Vitae on your online MS LPC Profile
2.    Submit a supervision contract that includes

  • Policy when the LPC-S is out of the office or unavailable, including a back-up LPC-S
  • Informed Consent
    • Brief philosophy on supervision
    • Expectations of supervisee
    • Responsibilities of supervisee and supervisor
  • Terms of supervision
  • Fees
  • Signature of both supervisee and supervisor.

Licensed Supervisor Guidelines

1. Maintain monthly reporting of Supervisees logged hours.
2. Limit number of Supervisees to ten (10) individuals.
3. Complete an online Supervisory Agreement for the specific time and place of anticipated supervision for each Supervisee.
4. If you provide distance professional services for supervision, you must be a Board Certified TeleMental Health credential provider from the Center for Credentialing and Education.
5. Maintain membership in a Professional organization.
6. Complete a minimum of one (1) hour of Supervision continuing education per year; a minimum of two (2) hours per renewal period.
7. LPC-S are not permitted to supervise a relative.
8.Complete yearly online evaluation of supervisees.
9. LPC-S are not permitted to supervise if they incur any disciplinary action by the Board.

Please REVIEW “Instructions for Applying for Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor” in the next section.
PRINT the following instructions that will assist you in completing your online application for LPC-S.

(PDF) Print – Instructions for Applying for Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor

- Instructions for Applying for Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor

  1. Verify that you have met the pre-application requirements:
    • Maintained ACTIVE Status LPC in Mississippi
    • Provided mental health counseling for at least five (5) years, with at least two (2) years as an LPC
    • Completed Supervision training referenced in Rule 4.4. (Graduate Level Academic Training (3-credit hour semester course), Professional Training (A Board approved professional training in supervision, minimum of 45 clock hours), or hold an Approved Supervisor credential from NBCC).
    • Documented membership in a professional counseling organization
    • Received no disciplinary sanctions against your LPC license

  2. Login to your LPC Profile
  3. Go to the bottom right corner of the General Registration Tab
  4. Click on the New LPCS Application to begin
  5. Prepare the following documents to upload to the application:

a.   Documentation Supervision training (Official transcript of 3 semester hour graduate supervision coursework, certificate of 45 hour contact hour professional training, or copy of ACS credential.)
b.   Current Resume/Vitae
c.    Organizational membership certificate(s)
d.   Supervisor Contract

6. Pay the $50 Application for Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor fee

When you pay your fee, your application will be initially reviewed in the Board office for completeness.  If complete, the Board may consider your application at its next scheduled meeting.

Are you ready to apply for LPC-S?   YES

- Supervision Training

To find options to obtain the required professional training in Supervision the Board recommends the following:

7. Managing Supervisees

Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisors (LPC-S) approve the reported supervised hours of their Supervisees monthly.  As part of the Supervision contract signed by the Supervisor and the Supervisee, the LPC-S reviews and approves supervision hours reported by the Supervisee on Reporting Logs accessed online through your Profile.

To complete the weekly Supervision Reporting Log for each of the applicants for which you supervise follow these steps:
1. Log into your Profile.
2. From the General Registration tab, select a Supervisee from your list to review.
3. Review the Supervisee’s Reports from Previous Weeks for accuracy, OR
4. Prepare the Weekly Supervision Reporting Log for your Supervisee.
5. Edit, delete or approve the entry.  Once approved by the LPC-S, the entry may be edited, but the reported hours cannot be deleted.

Sample Reporting Log (link)
P-LPC Evaluation Process for Supervision – Presentation Slides
P-LPC Registration Process
PowerPoint – “Nuts and Bolts of Supervision: Navigating Provisional Licensure”

8. Distance Supervision

Supervision hours can be provided by an LPC-S to Provisional-LPC if the following requirements are met:

1.    The LPC-S must hold aBoard Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education. The credential must be on file with the LPC Board office prior to initiating supervision through distance means.
2.    Distance supervision sessions must be provided by means of synchronous video conferencing only. Supervision by telephone, email, chat, or other forms of communication must be reserved to only emergency communications.
3.    The Supervision Contract submitted to the LPC Board must include information explaining the use and limits of distance supervision, specify the qualifications of the LPC-S to provide distance supervision, and establish procedures for managing the failure of the video communication system.

9. Apply for Distance Professional Services Provider

Distance professional services involve the use of secure electronic communication in either asynchronous methods including email and social network systems or synchronous methods such as telephone, chat, and video systems, to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families or group members. Distance Professional Services must be performed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations, the current American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics, the current National Board for Certified Counselors Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services, and Mississippi and Federal law.

The Board requires that LPC and LPC-S licensees who offer distance professional counseling services or supervision hold the required credential.

Requirements:

  1. Be an Active Status LPC in Mississippi
  2. Hold a license in good standing in the state where the recipient receives services
  3. Hold the  Board Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) credential or its equivalent as recognized by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) or the National Board of Certified Counselors.
  4. Have Distance Credential on file with Board office

Refer to the links below for more information on distance professional counseling services.

How to obtain the BC-TMH Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider.

National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC) Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services

10. Jurisprudence Examination

The no fail Mississippi Jurisprudence exam is available from CCE Academy at academy.cce-global.org  Select the LPC examination unless you are an LPC-S, then select the LPC-S examination. LPC will receive three (3) hours of ethics for Mississippi renewal. LPC-S will receive two (2) hours of ethics and one (1) hour of supervision for your Mississippi renewal. Submit the certificate of completion of the Mississippi Jurisprudence exam by clicking the Education Tab in your Profile and selecting the Jurisprudence Exam for “activity type.” The appropriate number of ethics and supervision contact hours will be calculated.

The “no fail” Mississippi Jurisprudence exam is designed with a pool of questions in which you must answer a minimum of thirty (thirty-five if you are an LPC-S) correctly. You cannot fail this exam. You will keep getting questions until you get the designated number correct.

Steps to Access and Complete the Mississippi Jurisprudence

Step 1. Go to academy.cce-global.org
Step 2. Click on Register
Step 3. Once registered, click on Jurisprudence, select Mississippi in the drop down.
Step 4. Select either the LPC or LPC-S
Step 5. Go to Cart and purchase your assessment
Step 6. Go back to Mississippi Jurisprudence to begin your assessment
Step 7. Once you complete the assessment, your certificate will be emailed to you. It will also be stored in your Account.