Professional Licensure and Certification (Place)

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) Division of Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE) is responsible for developing and implementing licensure and certification programs for categories of professionals who are employed at programs which are operated, funded and/or certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH). The network of programs fitting this description is collectively referred to as Mississippi’s “state mental health system.”

Employment in Mississippi’s “state mental health system,” as defined above, is a mandatory requirement to apply for and hold a DMH professional credential.

ANNOUNCING: 
DMH PLACE Professional Credentialing Rules and Requirements Effective Date – May 1, 2017:  The new “PLACE Professional Credentialing Rules and Requirements, Effective May 1, 2017″ document is effective May 1, 2017.  This document combines the rules and requirements of all Mississippi Department of Mental Health professional credentialing programs administered through the DMH Division of PLACE into one consolidated document. It combines the following documents into one document and updates and replaces these documents:
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health Rules, Regulations and Application Guidelines for the Mental Health Therapist Program, Effective 1/21/2001 with Important Updates;
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health Rules, Regulations and Application Guidelines for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist Program (formerly Mental Retardation Therapist), Effective 1/21/2001 with Important Updates;
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health DMH Addictions Therapist Standards & Requirements Effective Date -  January 1, 2012;
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health DMH Community Support Specialist Standards & Requirements Effective January 1, 2013; and,
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health Rules, Regulations and Application Guidelines for the Licensed DMH Administrator Program (formerly Licensed Mental Health/Mental Retardation Administrator) Effective 5/24/2002 with Important Updates.

Click here for the DMH PLACE Professional Credentialing Rules and Requirements Effective Date, May 1, 2017 Document

 

Summary of Changes Document:  The “Summary of Substantive Revisions/Updates by Chapter” document is a summary of the substantive revisions/updates included in the new “PLACE Professional Credentialing Rules and Requirements, Effective May 1, 2017″ document, arranged by chapter.  (This summary document is not an exhaustive list of changes.)

Click here for the Summary of Substantive Revisions/Updates by Chapter:  DMH PLACE Professional Credentialing Rules and Requirements, Effective May 1, 2017

 


New DMH PLACE professional credentialing applications coming soon!

 

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health professional credentialing programs are primarily designed for individuals employed within the state mental health system who do not hold any other professional credential; however, eligible individuals who hold other professional credentials are also encouraged to apply. DMH currently offers the following credentialing programs:

Mental Health Therapist Program:  This professional credentialing program for persons with eligible master’s level or above degrees is designed for individuals who are employed within the state mental health system who provide (or who supervise the provision of) services to individuals with mental illness or emotional disturbance.DMH Mental Health Therapist Application Forms (PCMHT & CMHT) Effective Date – June 1, 2017 – NEW!

Rules, Regulations & Application Guidelines/Forms & Updates for Mental Health Therapist Program

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist Program:  This professional credentialing program for persons with eligible master’s level or above degrees is designed for individuals who are employed within the state mental health system who provide (or who supervise the provision of) services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.DMH Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist Application Forms (PCIDDT & CIDDT) Effective Date – June 15, 2017 – NEW!

2017 Current IDD Therapist Renewal Directions and Forms

Rules, Regulations & Application Guidelines/Forms & Updates for the IDD Therapist Program

MH and IDD Exam Information

DMH Addictions Therapist Program:  This professional credentialing program for persons with eligible master’s level or above degrees is designed for individuals who are employed within the state mental health system who provide (or who supervise the provision of) addiction counseling services. Prevention services are not applicable to this credentialing program.

DMH Addictions Therapist Standards & Requirements and Application Forms

PCAT web-based training course list (formerly PCAC)

DMH Community Support Specialist Program:  This professional credentialing program for persons with eligible bachelor’s level or above degrees is designed for individuals who are employed within the state mental health system who provide (or who supervise the provision of) community support or Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Waiver support coordination services as described by the DMH Operational Standard for Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilties,  and Substance Abuse Community Service Providers.

DMH Community Support Specialist Program

DMH Community Support Specialist Standards & Requirements and Application Forms

PCCSS web-based training course list (Community Support Specialists)

PCCSS web-based training course list (Support Coordinators)

Licensed DMH Administrator Program:  This professional credentialing program for persons with eligible master’s level or above degrees is designed for individuals employed within the state mental health system who serve as administrators of mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities or addictions programs.

Rules, Regulations & Application Guidelines/Forms & Updates for the License DMH Administrator Program

FY 2018 PLACE Review Board Meeting & Application Deadline Dates

DMH PLACE Professional Credentialing Complaint Form:  This is the official form for filing a complaint with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) Division of Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE). DMH PLACE Professional Credentialing Complaint Form

How do I get more information?

  • General inquiries pertaining to DMH professional credentialing and/or application assistance needs should be directed to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) Division of Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE).
  • The application booklets/application forms are currently available for download at this website or by contacting the DMH Division of PLACE.

Contact Information:

Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Division of Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE)
1101 Robert E. Lee Building
239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
601-359-1288 (DMH Main #)
601-359-6295 (Fax)
www.dmh.ms.gov

601-359-5360 (PLACE Main #)
place@dmh.ms.gov (PLACE email)



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