How to become a Counselor in Wyoming

Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their counseling certification in Wyoming. Most of these requirements, such as earning your Master’s degree, completing 3000 hours of supervised experience and passing the Clinical Mental Health Counseling examination, are likely to 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. Continue to display 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 should search for a school that offers a master’s or doctoral degree program in counseling. Request information from additional schools offering counseling programs in Wyoming to get started.

Step One:

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.

Step Two:

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.

Step Three:

Once the Board has reviewed your application and approved your qualifications, you should be notified of your eligibility to sit for the National Counselors Examination. Information about the NCE exam can be found on the NBCC website.

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