Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their counseling certification in Wyoming. Most requirements such as earning your Master's degree, completing 3000 hours of supervised experience and passing the Clinical Mental Health Counseling examination have been and will continue to be mandatory in the Wyoming counseling licensure process. However, it is wise to contact the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board at (307) 777-3628 to make sure you are on the right track.
I'm a High School Graduate
As a high school graduate researching Wyoming counseling certification requirements, you're way ahead of the curve. However, you will need to continue displaying motivation and initiative if you would like to expedite your journey toward a career in counseling.
Wyoming counseling licensure requires all applicants to possess a minimum of a master's degree in counseling or a related field. First thing you should do is learn how you can enroll in a college or university.
You can either begin by enrolling in an associate's degree program or by enrolling immediately in a four year bachelor's degree program.
Click on the links below to browse schools offering psychology and counseling degree programs!
Once you have enrolled in a program, take advantage of your school's career services department and learn how you can find employment or volunteer opportunities that are related to the counseling career path.
Already Received Bachelor's Degree
Once you have your bachelor's degree, you will need to find a school offering a master's or doctoral degree program in counseling. Request information from additional schools offering counseling programs in Wyoming to get started.
You will need to earn 3000 hours of supervised work experience with at least 100 hours of direct client contact. More information about experience requirements as well as additional rules can be found on the following Wyoming State Legislature webpage.
Next, you will need to submit a Wyoming counseling licensure application to the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board that includes all supporting forms and fees. Request an application directly from the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board. Contact information is available on their website.
Once the Board has reviewed you application and approved your qualifications, you will be notified of your eligibility to sit for the National Counselors Examination. Information about the NCE exam can be found on the NBCC website.