DMH PLACE Exam Registration

  • The Exam Fee is payable by check, money order, or the PLACE Online Payment Portal; do not send cash; make check or money order payable to MS Department of Mental Health.
  • All types of exams and re-exams will be offered simultaneously.
  • Each individual holding provisional certification is allowed up to four opportunities to take and pass the required exam within his/her 24 month provisional certification period.
  • The fees and forms for the Examination (1st opportunity) and Re-examination (2nd, 3rd and 4th opportunities) are different. When registering, please be sure to use the appropriate Registration Form and submit the appropriate fee.
  • Registrations for exams/re-exams need to be received in the PLACE office at least 5 working days prior to the exam date. All registration forms with fees paid by check or money order must be received together to be accepted.
  • Fees paid online must have a corresponding registration form submitted by mail or email at least 5 working days prior to the examination date.
  • PLACE staff will send confirmation by email when your registration and fees are received. Please notice that an email address is REQUIRED on the registration form.
  • Please check the availability of the exam before registering, as exams will close when full or when the registration deadline has passed.
  • In the event of exam cancellation/rescheduling/updates:  DMH reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any scheduled examination.    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming exam days may have to be cancelled/rescheduled (or exam day modification updates made) in accordance with CDC and MSDH guidelines in place at the time of testing. (Inclement weather or other possible occurrences could also result in exam cancellation/rescheduling.)  Exam registrants will be notified by email if an exam is cancelled/rescheduled or if any exam day updates need to be made.  Notification of cancellation/rescheduling/exam day updates could be provided as late as 8:00 a.m. the morning of the scheduled exam. Exam registrants and their staff development officers (SDOs) should check their emails 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam time as well as the morning of the scheduled exam.  DMH also recommends that exam registrants/SDOs periodically check the PLACE page of the DMH website, as well as the DMH Facebook page, for any updates. 
  • Please contact the Division of PLACE at the Department of Mental Health at 601-359-1288 or place@dmh.ms.gov should you have questions or need additional information.

Upcoming Exams

Click here for the exam registration form
Click here for the re-exam registration form

September 14, 2021
1 p.m.
Region 8 Mental Health Services
Brookhaven Location
620 US-51
Brookhaven, MS 39601

November 16, 2021
1 p.m.
East Mississippi State Hospital
1818 College Drive
Meridian, MS 39307

October 19, 2021
1 p.m.
North Mississippi State Hospital
1937 Briar Ridge Rd
Tupelo, MS 38804

PLACE COVID-19 Examination Site Policy

  • Seating is limited according to testing site, CDC, and MSDH guidelines
  • Examination participants must wear a mask to enter/exit the building and to enter/exit the examination room. Participants will be allowed to remove their masks during the exam administration.  However, exam participants will be required to re-mask if moving around during the exam administration (e.g., bathroom break). 
  • Participants will be seated at least six (6) feet apart during the examination administration.
  • Priority for registration will be given to provisionally-certified individuals with a nearing provisional expiration date. Beyond this provision, registration will continue to be accepted by order of exam registration receipt.
  • In the event of exam cancellation/rescheduling/updates:  DMH reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any scheduled examination.    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming exam days may have to be cancelled/rescheduled (or exam day modification updates made) in accordance with CDC and MSDH guidelines in place at the time of testing. Exam registrants will be notified by email if an exam is cancelled/rescheduled or if any exam day updates need to be made.  Notification of cancellation/rescheduling/exam day updates could be provided as late as 8:00 a.m. the morning of the scheduled exam. Exam registrants and their staff development officers (SDOs) should check their emails 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam time as well as the morning of the scheduled exam.  DMH also recommends that exam registrants/SDOs periodically check the PLACE page of the DMH website, as well as the DMH Facebook page, for any updates.