Licensing

1. LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION – TRAINING RECEIVED IN-STATE

NOTE: Temporary Permit will be issued until which time the examination can be scheduled
REQUIREMENTS §73-7-13(1); §73-7-18(1); §73-7-21(1):

  1. must be at least 17 years of age
  2. must be able to read, write and speak English
  3. must have a high school education or its equivalent
  4. completed application and required fee
  5. pass written and practical licensing examinations

Professional Licensing Application By Examination (Part 1) for Applicants Receiving Training in Mississippi
Initial Licensure Application (Part 2) – must be completed after examinations are passed

2. LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION – TRAINING RECEIVED OUT OF STATE – LICENSED LESS THAN ONE (1) YEAR

NOTE: Temporary Permit will be issued until which time the examination can be scheduled
REQUIREMENTS §73-7-13(1); §73-7-18(1); §73-7-21(1):

  1. must be at least 17 years of age
  2. must be able to read, write and speak English
  3. must have a high school education or its equivalent
  4. completed application and required fee
  5. pass written and practical licensing examinations

Professional Licensing Application By Examination (Part 1) for Applicants Receiving Training from Out of State
Initial Licensure Application (Part 2) – must be completed after examinations are passed

3. LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION – PREVIOUSLY ISSUED A PERMIT UNDER THE UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ACT BUT FAILED TO PASS THE SANITATION AND LAW EXAMINATION AFTER THREE (3) ATTEMPTS

REQUIREMENTS §73-7-13(1); §73-7-18(1); §73-7-21(1):

  1. must be at least 17 years of age
  2. must be able to read, write and speak English
  3. must have a high school education or its equivalent
  4. completed application and required fee
  5. pass written and practical licensing examinations

Professional Licensing Application By Examination (Part 1)
Initial Licensure Application (Part 2) – must be completed after examinations are passed

4. OUT OF STATE LICENSING THROUGH RECIPROCITY

REQUIREMENTS §73-7-23:

  1. must be at least 17 years of age
  2. proof that the required hours have been completed
  3. completed application and required fee

Out of State Application for Licensure (Part 1)

5. OUT OF STATE LICENSING THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ACT FROM A LICENSING REGULATED STATE

Note: Temporary Practice Permit for 365 days until applicant can take and pass the Sanitation and Law Examination
MSBC allows three (3) attempts to pass the examination; otherwise the permit expires and the applicant must apply under Licensing by Examination – In-State Applicant with Out of State Training
REQUIREMENTS §73-50-2; §73-7-23(4); HB 1263 (2022)

  1. held a valid license in good standing in another state for 1 year
  2. receive verification form from other state
  3. provides proof of residency (state issued ID; current residential utility bill under applicant’s name and address; current ownership or current lease of a residence in MS; or proof of in-state employment of his or her spouse)
  4. completed application and required fee

Out of State Application for Licensure (Part 1)

6. OUT OF STATE LICENSING THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ACT FROM AN UNLICENSING OR UNREGULATED STATE

Note: Temporary Practice Permit for 365 days until applicant can take and pass the Sanitation and Law Examination
REQUIREMENTS §73-50-2; §73-7-23(4); HB 1263 (2022)

  1. can provide required documentation that they for at least three (3) years in the lawful occupation
  2. provides proof of residency (state issued ID; current residential utility bill under applicant’s name and address; current ownership or current lease of a residence in MS; or proof of in-state employment of his or her spouse)
  3. completed application and required fee

Out of State Application for Licensure (Part 1)

7. OUT OF STATE INSTRUCTOR LICENSING THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ACT

REQUIREMENTS §73-50-2; §73-7-23(2(3); HB 1263 (2022)

  1. holds a valid instructor license in good standing in another state for 1 year
  2. provides proof of a high school education or its equivalent;
  3. MSBC receive verification form from other state that instructor has completed training equivalent to Mississippi as provided in Section 73-7-15 OR has three (3) years or more of experience as a licensed instructor prior to application;
  4. is not less than twenty-one (21) years of age;
  5. can read, write and speak English;
  6. has completed twelve (12) semester hours in college approved courses approved by the Board;
  7. has completed a minimum of five (5) continuing education hours in Mississippi board law, rules and regulations;
  8. has completed the application and paid the required fee

Out of State Application for Licensure (Part 1)

8. OUT OF STATE LICENSING THROUGH THE MILITARY FAMILY FREEDOM ACT

Note: Temporary Practice Permit for 365 days until applicant can take and pass the Sanitation and Law Examination
MSBC allows three (3) attempts to pass the examination; otherwise the permit expires and the applicant must apply under Licensing by Examination – In-State Applicant with Out of State Training
REQUIREMENTS §73-50-1; 73-7-23(4)

  1. held a valid license in good standing in another licensing state for 1 year OR can provide documented evidence that they worked for at least three (3) years in the lawful occupation in an unregulated state
  2. receive verification form from other state if coming from a regulated state
  3. receive completed application and applicable fee(s)

Out of State Application for Licensure

 

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