Applying for a License | Mississippi Board of Psychology (2024)

Application Requirements
The Mississippi Board of Psychology processes all applications through the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) using the Psychology Licensure Universal System (PLUS) program.

Apply for a License
According to MS Statues and Rules and Regulations that direct the licensure and practice of psychology in the State of MS, there are several pathways for licensure. Please refer to MS Statues and the Rules and Regulations to ensure you meet all requirements for a license as application fees are not refundable.

Choose the option below that applies to your situation.​

Never Been Licensed

If you have never been licensed to practice psychology:

  • You will be required to submit a demographic form, pay associated fees and submit a background check.
  • You will complete a full application (link to PLUS Application will come from ASPPB) where your information will be primary source verified. There is an additional fee for this full application.
  • Once all of this information is received by the MS Board of Psychology, candidates will then move through the process of either:
    • Being recommended to take the EPPP; or
    • If you have already taken and passed the EPPP (as stipulated in the Rules and Regulations), you will be recommended for jurisprudence/oral examination.
  • If all of those criteria are met as stipulated, candidates would then be recommended for licensure.
  • To request EPPP accommodations, complete this request form which requires a healthcare provider signature.(ClickHERE for form.)You may email the signed form along with supplemental documentation to the Board at admin@msbop.ms.gov for review.

Please select hyperlink “Never Licensed” above to start the process.

Licensed in Another Jurisdiction

If you have been licensed in another jurisdiction,

  • You will be required to submit a demographic form, pay associated fees and submit a background check.
  • You will complete a full application (link to PLUS Application will come from ASPPB) where your information will be primary source verified. There is an additional fee for this full application.
  • Once all of this information is received and approved by the MS Board of Psychology, candidates would then be recommended for jurisprudence/oral examination.
  • If all of those criteria are met as stipulated and the jurisprudence/oral examination is passed, candidates would then be recommended for licensure.

Please select hyperlink “Licensed in Another Jurisdiction” above to start the process.

Universal Recognition of Licensure Act

If you are currently licensed in another jurisdiction and meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a current and valid license to practice Psychology in good standing for at least one (1) year.
  • Can produce proof of a Mississippi state-issued identification card; or
    1. current Mississippi residential utility bill with the applicant’s name and address; or
    2. documentation of current ownership, or current lease of a residence in Mississippi; or
    3. documentation of current in-state employment or notarized letter of promise of employment; or
    4. any verifiable documentation demonstrating your Mississippi residence as approved by this Board.

AND

  • Are not currently under investigation or have committed any act that would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of a license to practice Psychology or have previously surrendered a license, or have a complaint, allegation, or investigation pending.

You must to complete a demographic form, pay associated fees, submit background check information and affidavitto be granted a temporary practice permit that is valid for one (1) year. You will also be required to submit the complete application (link to PLUS Application will come from ASPPB) to be reviewed and verified, and then pass the jurisprudence/oral examination to be issued a permanent license.

The above affidavit must be notarized and uploaded as part of the application. The affidavit should be prepared before you being the application process.
Download the affidavit here.

If you meet this criteria, you may click the hyperlink above “Universal Recognition of Licensure Act” to begin the process.

Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP)
Passage of this written examination is required prior to licensure in Mississippi. For more information about the exam, try this link. It will take you to the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) web site which has a wealth of information about the EPPP and other information about licensing.

APA Accredited Academic Programs​
This electronic listing of accredited programs is for informational purposes only and should not be used for official credential review.

APA Accredited Internship/Residency
This electronic listing of accredited programs is for informational purposes only and should not be used for official credential review.

Civil Commitment Certification
The MS Board of Psychology offers licensed psychologists training and certification for civil commitment evaluations. This training and examination is typically provided at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Psychological Association. Contact the Board for application details, cost, etc.

Applying for a License | Mississippi Board of Psychology (2024)

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