By law, the Mississippi Board of Psychology regulates the practice of psychology to “safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare” of the citizens of Mississippi. The Board strives to prevent the “unauthorized, unqualified, and improper applications of psychology” by examining education and training credentials, administering examinations for minimal competency to practice, requiring continuing professional education, investigating practice complaints, and enacting penalties for violations of practice standards or ethical principles.
With regard to Continuing Education impacts due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Board of Psychology wishes to remind licensees that this is a non-reporting continuing education renewal year. While it is understood that some conferences have been cancelled, we anticipate that there will be options to fulfill the 20 continuing education hours before June 30, 2021. However, we will continue to monitor this concern and make adjustments in the future if necessary.