Previously, DMH awarded continuing education credits for the DMH professional credentials in addition to other professional licenses (such as social work and psychology). As of January 1, 2017, DMH no longer provides continuing education services for the approval of continuing education credit of disciplines/professions outside of the DMH professional credentials issued by the Division of Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE).
In order to ensure the availability of continuing education offerings for people credentialed through PLACE, a Designated Provider of Continuing Education model has been established. The requirements for becoming a Designated Provider of Continuing Education for DMH Professional Credentials (Designated Provider) and for the approval of continuing education offerings are outlined below.
Through an application process, the PLACE Board will determine an agency’s status as a Designated Provider. Endorsement as a Designated Provider allows an agency to approve continuing education hours (CE hrs.) for all of the DMH credentialing programs.
In order to become a Designated Provider, an agency must 1) be identified by DMH as a part of the state mental health system; 2) meet all the guidelines set forth in this document; and 3) have the capacity to offer approval for all of the DMH credentialing programs. Designated Providers are approved for up to a two (2) year period of time, during which they must consistently comply with all requirements. Designated Providers will be randomly audited by the PLACE Board and/or DMH. Complaints and/or the results of random audits may result in the removal of the Designated Provider status.
Please see the Guide for Endorsement as a Designated Provider of Continuing Education for DMH Professional Credentials for further assistance and instruction. This is included in the Designated Provider Application below.
Please direct questions regarding this process to Wendy Bailey, Director, Bureau of Outreach, Planning and Development at 601-359-1288.
Designated Provider Applications will be reviewed and approved at the monthly PLACE Review Board meeting. Deadlines for applications are below.
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 27, 2017
Below are the forms to complete for continuing education hours. These are forms the Designated Provider will maintain for review during the audit process.