PLACE Examination 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 should you have questions or need additional information.

Upcoming Exams

Exam registration form
  Re-exam registration form

June 20, 2024
2:00 pm

Department of Mental Health - Central Office
239 North Lamar St
Jackson, MS 39201

July 16, 2024
2:00 pm

MS Public Health Institute
5 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110