Fingerprint Based Criminal History Record Information Check
As of July 1, 2011, Mississippi Statute 73-53-11 requires a fingerprint based criminal history record information check and a sex offender registry check for each applicant for licensure. That includes new applicants for licensure, applicants for licensure by reciprocity/endorsement, licensees upgrading to a higher level of licensure or applicants for reinstatement.
Beginning July 1, 2020, current licensees who are renewing their license and do not have a fingerprint criminal history record information check on file with the Board must submit to a fingerprint criminal history record information check. ( See Part 1902, Rule 4.2, B, 5. d. and Part 1903, Rule 4.2 , E. of the Board’s rules and regulations regarding social workers and marriage and family therapists)