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.

DMH PLACE Professional Credentialing Rules and Requirements Effective Date – May 1, 2017:  This document contains the rules and requirements for all Mississippi Department of Mental Health professional credentialing programs administered through the DMH Division of PLACE.

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

PLACE Professional Credentialing Applications

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: 

DMH Mental Health Therapist Examination Web-based Training Component Course List

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 - Expired

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist Program: 

DMH Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist Examination Web Based Training Component Course List

DMH Mental Health Therapist Application Forms (PCMHT & CMHT) Effective Date – June 1, 2017 – NEW!

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 - Expired

MH and IDD Exam Information

DMH Addictions Therapist Program:  

DMH Addictions Therapist Application Forms (PCAT & CAT) Effective Date – June 30, 2017 – NEW!

DMH Addictions Therapist Standards & Requirements and Application Forms - Expired

PCAT web-based training course list (formerly PCAC)

DMH Community Support Specialist Program:

2017 Current CSS Renewal Directions and Forms

DMH Community Support Specialist Application Forms (PCCSS & CCSS) Effective Date – June 30, 2017 – NEW!

DMH Community Support Specialist Standards & Requirements and Application Forms - Expired

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

Licensed DMH Administrator Program:  

DMH Licensed Administrator Application Forms (LA) Effective Date – June 30, 2017 – NEW!

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

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 programs administered through the DMH Division of PLACE and/or application assistance needs should be directed to the DMH Division of PLACE.
  • The rules and requirements document and the application forms are currently available for download on 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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