Counseling Degrees & Licenses in Wyoming

Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) Licenses in Wyoming: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements
Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Wyoming issues both Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Provisional Professional Counselor (PPC) licenses.

To earn a PPC license, candidates must:

  • Submit a complete application
  • Pay $150 application fee
  • Be 18 years old
  • Hold legal status to reside in the US
  • Graduate with a master’s or doctorate in counseling from a CACREP or CORE accredited program. If a program has neither accreditation, it must meet coursework requirements.
  • Have a passing NCE, NCMHCE, or CRC exam score

The PPC license is only valid for 36 months. Before it expires, candidates must apply for an LPC license. They must meet the same requirements as a PPC license, as well as:

  • Complete 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised work experience. Of those, 1,200 hours must be direct client contact and 100 must be supervised. Group supervision may not be counted.
  • Pay $200 application fee

In Wyoming, LPC licenses are valid for two years and expire on the holder’s birth date. PPC licenses are valid for 36 months and may not be renewed.

LPCs must submit 45 continuing education hours every renewal cycle. Three of the 45 hours must be in ethics. The fee to renew an LPC license is $125.

School Counseling Licenses in Wyoming

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board issues Educator Licenses with a Professional Services Endorsement for School Counselors.

The requirements for this license and endorsement are:

  • Complete a master’s degree in school counseling
  • Have an recommendation for licensure from the institution where the master’s degree was completed
  • Pass a background check
  • Demonstrate one’s knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitution either through coursework or examination
  • Pay $150 in-state or $200 out-of-state application fee
  • Submit a completed application

Educator licenses issued in Wyoming are valid for five years and cost $200 to renew.

School counselors are required to complete five renewal credits per cycle.

Substance Abuse Counseling Licenses in Wyoming

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Substance abuse counselors can apply to the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board to earn Certified Addictions Practitioner Assistant (CAPA), Certified Addictions Practitioner (CAP), Provisional Addictions Therapist (PAT), or Licensed Addictions Therapist (LAT) credentials.

CAPA credential candidates must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Submit a completed application
  • Pay $300 application fee
  • Provide proof to work in the US
  • Have either NCAC Level I or IC&CR certificate or an associate’s degree in a substance abuse-related field from an accredited institution or 270 hours of addiction specific education
  • Pass the NCAC Level I exam
  • Submit a Supervision Agreement for supervised work experience
  • Include a Professional Disclosure Statement

CAP credential candidates must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Submit a completed application
  • Pay $300 application fee
  • Provide proof to work in the US
  • Have either NCAC Level II or certificate or a bachelor’s degree in addiction therapy from an accredited institution or bachelor’s in any human resource discipline and an associate’s degree from a NASAC-accredited institution or a bachelor’s in any human resource discipline and required coursework as outlined in the board rules
  • Pass the NCAC Level II exam or ADC
  • Submit a Supervision Agreement for supervised work experience
  • Include a Professional Disclosure Statement

PAT licenses may be issued to applicants who need to complete any of the requirements for LAC licensure. This license is only valid for 36 months. The fee for this application is $150 and must be accompanied by a Provisional License Supervision Agreement signed by an approved supervisor.

LAT license candidates must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Submit a completed application
  • Pay $300 application fee
  • Provide proof to work in the US
  • Have a graduate degree in addiction therapy from an accredited institution or a graduate degree in any mental health discipline and complete required coursework as outlined in the board rules
  • Pass the MAC exam from either the NBCC or NAADAC
  • Complete 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised work experience (at least 1,200 hours must be direct client contact and 100 hours of direct face-to-face supervision
  • Include a Professional Disclosure Statement

Licenses and certificates for substance abuse counselors in Wyoming expire every two years on the holder’s date of birth. Renewal fees are $100 for certifications and $125 for licenses.

Counselors are required to complete 45 hours of continuing education per renewal cycle. Three of those hours must be in ethics.

Rehabilitation Counseling Licenses in Wyoming

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Rehabilitation counselors in Wyoming can become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Provisional Professional Counselors (PPC).

To earn a PPC license, candidates must:

  • Submit a complete application
  • Pay $150 application fee
  • Be 18 years old
  • Hold legal status to reside in the US
  • Graduate with a master’s or doctorate in counseling from a CACREP or CORE accredited program. If a program has neither accreditation, it must meet coursework requirements.
  • Have a passing NCE, NCMHCE, or CRC exam score

The PPC license is only valid for 36 months. Before it expires, candidates must apply for a LPC license. They must meet the same requirements as an PPC license, as well as:

  • Complete 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised work experience. Of those, 1,200 hours must be direct client contact and 100 must be supervised. Group supervision may not be counted.
  • Pay $200 application fee

In Wyoming, LPC licenses are valid for two years and expire on the holder’s birth date. PPC licenses are valid for 36 months and may not be renewed.

LPCs must submit 45 continuing education hours every renewal cycle. Three of the 45 hours must be in ethics. The fee to renew an LPC license is $125.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Licenses in Wyoming

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for national certification

Currently, there are no certification or licensing requirements for applied behavior analysts in Wyoming.

However, holding a BCBA certification can help with employment opportunities or job advancement.

Marriage and Family Therapy Licenses in Wyoming

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements
Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

The Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board issues Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Provisional Marriage and Family Therapist (PMFT) licenses.

To earn a PMFT license, candidates must:

  • Submit a complete application
  • Pay $150 application fee
  • Be 18 years old
  • Hold legal status to reside in the US
  • Graduate with a master’s or doctorate in marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program
  • Have a passing AMFTRB exam score
  • Provide a Provisional License Supervision Agreement

The PMFT license is only valid for 36 months. Before it expires, candidates must apply for an LMFT license. They must meet the same requirements as a PMFT license, as well as:

  • Complete 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised work experience (1,200 hours must be direct client contact and 100 must be supervision; group supervision may not be counted)
  • Pay $200 application fee

In Wyoming, LMFT licenses are valid for two years and expire on the holder’s birth date. PFMT licenses are only valid for 36 months and may not be renewed.

LMFTs must submit 45 continuing education hours every renewal cycle. Three of the 45 hours must be in ethics. The fee to renew an LMFT license is $125.

Child (Pediatric) Behavioral Therapy Licenses in Wyoming

Licensing AuthorityEligibility & DetailsRenewal Requirements

Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Child therapists in Wyoming can become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Provisional Professional Counselors (PPC).

To earn a PPC license, candidates must:

  • Submit a complete application
  • Pay $150 application fee
  • Be 18 years old
  • Hold legal status to reside in the US
  • Graduate with a master’s or doctorate in counseling from a CACREP or CORE accredited program. If a program has neither accreditation, it must meet coursework requirements.
  • Have a passing NCE, NCMHCE, or CRC exam score

The PPC license is only valid for 36 months. Before it expires, candidates must apply for an LPC license. They must meet the same requirements as a PPC license, as well as:

  • Complete 3,000 hours of post-graduate supervised work experience. Of those, 1,200 hours must be direct client contact and 100 must be supervised. Group supervision may not be counted.
  • Pay $200 application fee

In Wyoming, LPC licenses are valid for two years and expire on the holder’s birth date. PPC licenses are valid for 36 months and may not be renewed.

LPCs must submit 45 continuing education hours every renewal cycle. Three of the 45 hours must be in ethics. The fee to renew an LPC license is $125.

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