Mississippi State Department of Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health’s Professional Licensure division regulates and licenses certain health-related professions in Mississippi. Licenses must be renewed annually. The Professional Licensure division also determines eligible continuing education courses.

Professional Licensure Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public

In-person professional licensure activities are temporarily suspended at our 143B LeFleur's Square location in Jackson. We hope to resume our service to the public as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding your license, please call 601-364-7360.

Notice: Regulations Governing Licensure of Respiratory Practitioners

Under a waiver executed by the State Health Officer, licensure of respiratory practitioners is temporarily suspended to allow second-year Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) students enrolled in an accredited respiratory care program to be employed, to provide, and be compensated for limited low-risk respiratory therapy procedures in licensed hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.. The use of this waiver is strictly at the discretion of the hospital.

Professions We License

Other Professions

Licensed by Other MSDH Divisions

Licensed by Other Agencies

MSDH does not license:

Cosmetologists, Durable Medical Equipment Dealers, Funeral Directors, Massage Therapists, Nurses, (RN, LPN), Nursing Home Administrators, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Social Workers, Marriage Counselors, Veterinarians.

(Choose a profession name above for more information.)


MSDH Professional Licensure Division
Phone: 601-364-7360
Fax: 601-364-5057


143B Lefleur's Square
Jackson, MS 39211

Mailing Address

MSDH Professional Licensure Division
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Links referenced
Apply for a license    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,82,93,html
Renew a license    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,5841,82,353,html
List or verify licenses    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,82,353,html
Waiver    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/15697.pdf
EMS Division    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,0,99,html
Nurse Aide information pages    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,83,74,html
Environmental Health Office    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,401,html
Radiological Health Division    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,102,93,html
Cosmetologists    https://www.msbc.ms.gov/licensing-requirements/
Durable Medical Equipment Dealers    http://www.mbp.state.ms.us/
Funeral Directors    http://www.msbfs.ms.gov
Massage Therapists    http://www.msbmt.state.ms.us/
Nurses, (RN, LPN)    http://www.msbn.ms.gov
Nursing Home Administrators    http://www.bnha.state.ms.us/
Pharmacists    http://www.mbp.state.ms.us/
Physical Therapists    http://www.msbpt.state.ms.us/
Physicians    http://www.msbml.state.ms.us/
Social Workers, Marriage Counselors    http://www.swmft.ms.gov/
Veterinarians    http://www.mbah.state.ms.us/

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