DMH PLACE Exam Registration

  • The Exam Fee is payable by check or money order only; 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 and fees must be received together to be accepted.
  • 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.
  • The Division of Professional Licensure and Certification reserves the right to reschedule the examination if necessary. (possible occurrence would be in the case of inclement weather) Notification of rescheduling will be in the form of email. Notification of reschedule could be as late as 8:00 am the morning of the scheduled examination. We suggest checking your email 24 hours prior to the scheduled time as well as the morning of the scheduled examination.
  • Please contact the Division of PLACE at the Department of Mental Health at 601-359-1288 or should you have questions or need additional information.


Upcoming Exams

PLACE COVID-19 Examination Site Policy – July 21 and July 23 Exam Dates:

  • Seating is limited to 30 participants.
  • 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 provisional credential expiration date of July 2020 and/or provisionally-certified individuals who have a nearing expiration date (e.g., August 2020 expiration). Beyond this provision, registration will continue to be accepted by order of exam registration receipt.

July 21, 2020

DMH Central Office
Jackson, MS

July 23, 2020

DMH Central Office
Jackson, MS