Wyoming State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department Wyoming Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://plboards.state.wy.us/speech/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The applicant must submit verification that they have completed a minimum of three hundred and seventy-five (375) hours of supervised clinical observation and supervised clinical practicum that are provided by the educational institution or by one if its cooperating programs.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Examination in Audiology administered by the Educational Testing Service

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Exceptional Specialist  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorsement
State Department Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Applications/tabid/94/Default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) Kindergarten - 6th grade; or 2) 5 yrs - 8 yrs; or 3) 6th grade -12th grade; or 4) Kindergarten - 12th g
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Applicants may meet the requirement for Demonstration of Knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions in either of the following two ways: 1. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework Courses which demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. Constitution must cover U.S. History prior to 1865 and include the study of the Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if the coursework included study of the Constitution. If there are questions about the content of the curriculum, PTSB may require an applicant to submit course descriptions. Graduates from a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming have already met this requirement. When submitting your application packet, please highlight the courses which meet the requirements of constitutional study on your official college transcript. 2. Demonstration of Knowledge through Examination If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood, Birth to Age 8
State Department Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Applications/tabid/94/Default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 8 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Applicants may meet the requirement for Demonstration of Knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions in either of the following two ways: 1. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework Courses which demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. Constitution must cover U.S. History prior to 1865 and include the study of the Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if the coursework included study of the Constitution. If there are questions about the content of the curriculum, PTSB may require an applicant to submit course descriptions. Graduates from a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming have already met this requirement. When submitting your application packet, please highlight the courses which meet the requirements of constitutional study on your official college transcript. 2. Demonstration of Knowledge through Examination If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood/Special Education, Birth to Age 5
State Department Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Applications/tabid/94/Default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Applicants may meet the requirement for Demonstration of Knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions in either of the following two ways: 1. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework : Courses which demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. Constitution must cover U.S. History prior to 1865 and include the study of the Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if the coursework included study of the Constitution. If there are questions about the content of the curriculum, PTSB may require an applicant to submit course descriptions. Graduates from a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming have already met this requirement. When submitting your application packet, please highlight the courses which meet the requirements of constitutional study on your official college transcript. 2. Demonstration of Knowledge through Examination If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Applicants who have completed couple, marriage and family therapy programs not accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs- Marriage and Family Counseling (CACREP-MCFC) may be deemed to have met the educational requirement provided they meet the following criteria: The program was substantially similar in content as required by COAMFTE or CACREP-MCFC including instructor qualifications, clinical supervision, practicum and internship requirements and course work; Course work was completed in each of the core areas defined herein: (A) Individual and Family Development (9 semester credits); (B) Theoretical Knowledge of Couples, Marital and Family Therapy (9 semester credits); (C) Clinical Knowledge of Couples, Marital and Family Therapy (9 semester credits); (D) Research (3 semester credits); (E) Professional Identify & Ethics (3 semester credits).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Clinical Practicum/Internship- Applicants shall complete a supervised clinical practicum/internship with individuals, couples, and families.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Association of Marital and Family Therapists Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) examination.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Wyoming State Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) A candidate from a state board approved nursing education program preparing students for registered professional nurse licensure shall be eligible to take the national nursing licensure examination for registered professional nurses. If you are a new graduate and will be taking the NCLEX, please use the Application for Licensure by Examination. Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX examination shall be within the five year period following your date of graduation.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://ot.state.wy.us/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Has successfully completed supervised fieldwork experience arranged by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements or by the nationally recognized professional association. For a registered occupational therapist, a minimum of twenty-four (24) weeks of supervised fieldwork experience is required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department Wyoming State Board of Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://plboards.state.wy.us/ptherAPy/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Exam Passing score 600

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department Wyoming Board of Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://plboards.state.wy.us/psychology/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1500 hours in no less than 12 months.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate Related Services Endorsement (School Psychologist)
State Department Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Applications/tabid/94/Default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passing the national school psychology examination.
Additional requirements specific for schools? 1. A Wyoming Educator License with a Professional Services Endorsement for School Psychologist is valid for 5 years, and requires completion of a master's degree in school psychology. Also called Related Services endorsement (School Psychologist) is valid for five years. An individual who holds this license is eligible to serve in any Wyoming school in the related service area of his or her preparation. 2. Institutional Recommendation indicating completion of a master's degree in the appropriate field checked above Official Transcripts with degree(s)/endorsement area(s) listed. 3. For School License: Wyoming State Statute requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of BOTH the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, either through coursework or by successfully passing exams. Reinstating applicants have previously met this requirement and do not need to submit documentation. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework a. Coursework for the U.S. Constitution requirement must cover U.S. history prior to 1865 and include the study of the U.S. Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if they covered the Constitution. b. Coursework for the Wyoming Constitution requirement must cover Wyoming history and the Wyoming Constitution. Demonstration of Knowledge through Exam c. Exams may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office. When taking the U.S. and Wyoming Constitution exams, the applicant must have the exam proctor complete the Proctor Information section below. Once the exams are completed, have the proctor return the completed form directly to you so that you may submit it as part of your complete application packet. d. Applicants Living Outside Wyoming e. Applicants living outside Wyoming may request to have the exams proctored by a school administrator or college faculty member in the applicant's state. Please email PTSB at ptsbtemp@wyo.gov to request exams be sent directly to the out-of-state proctor and be sure to include which exam(s) and the full name and correct address of the proctor in your request. f. Once the exams are completed, have the out-of-state proctor return the completed form and completed exams directly to you in a sealed envelope so that you may submit the envelope as part of your complete application.

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
State Department Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? (a) A minimum of three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical training/work experience in clinical social work under the direct supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor is required for all applicants. This experience shall meet the requirements set forth in these rules. (i) All three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical training/work experience required shall be completed after the award of the master's degree. Of the three thousand (3,000) hours required, at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours shall be direct client contact hours. This paragraph shall not apply to persons holding a provisional license on January 1, 2011. These persons will be evaluated under the rules in effect at the time they were granted the provisional license.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examination at the Advanced Generalist or Clinical Level.
Additional requirements specific for schools? 1. Related Services endorsement (School Social Worker) is valid for five years. An individual who holds this license is eligible to serve in any Wyoming school in the related service area of his or her preparation. 2. Institutional Recommendation indicating completion of a master's degree in the appropriate field checked above Official Transcripts with degree(s)/endorsement area(s) listed. 3. For School License: Wyoming State Statute requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of BOTH the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, either through coursework or by successfully passing exams. Reinstating applicants have previously met this requirement and do not need to submit documentation. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework a. Coursework for the U.S. Constitution requirement must cover U.S. history prior to 1865 and include the study of the U.S. Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if they covered the Constitution. b. Coursework for the Wyoming Constitution requirement must cover Wyoming history and the Wyoming Constitution. Demonstration of Knowledge through Exam c. Exams may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office. When taking the U.S. and Wyoming Constitution exams, the applicant must have the exam proctor complete the Proctor Information section below. Once the exams are completed, have the proctor return the completed form directly to you so that you may submit it as part of your complete application packet. d. Applicants Living Outside Wyoming e. Applicants living outside Wyoming may request to have the exams proctored by a school administrator or college faculty member in the applicant's state. Please email PTSB at ptsbtemp@wyo.gov to request exams be sent directly to the out-of-state proctor and be sure to include which exam(s) and the full name and correct address of the proctor in your request. f. Once the exams are completed, have the out-of-state proctor return the completed form and completed exams directly to you in a sealed envelope so that you may submit the envelope as part of your complete application.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathology License
State Department Wyoming Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://plboards.state.wy.us/speech/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The applicant must submit verification that they have completed a minimum of three hundred and seventy-five (375) hours of supervised clinical observation and supervised clinical practicum that are provided by the educational institution or by one if its cooperating programs.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of an ETS exam or qualifications shall be equivalent to current requirements for the The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence or The American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification
Additional requirements specific to Part C? master's Degree; Department of Education Certification
Additional requirements specific for schools? 1. Professional Services Endorsement in Speech Pathology; also referred to as Related Services Endorsement. 2. Institutional Recommendatio indicating completion of a master's degree in the appropriate field checked above Official Transcripts with degree(s)/endorsement area(s) listed. 3. For School License: Wyoming State Statute requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of BOTH the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, either through coursework or by successfully passing exams. Reinstating applicants have previously met this requirement and do not need to submit documentation. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework: a. Coursework for the U.S. Constitution requirement must cover U.S. history prior to 1865 and include the study of the U.S. Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if they covered the Constitution. b. Coursework for the Wyoming Constitution requirement must cover Wyoming history and the Wyoming Constitution. Demonstration of Knowledge through Exam c. Exams may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office. When taking the U.S. and Wyoming Constitution exams, the applicant must have the exam proctor complete the Proctor Information section below. Once the exams are completed, have the proctor return the completed form directly to you so that you may submit it as part of your complete application packet. d. Applicants Living Outside Wyoming e. Applicants living outside Wyoming may request to have the exams proctored by a school administrator or college faculty member in the applicant's state. Please email PTSB at ptsbtemp@wyo.gov to request exams be sent directly to the out-of-state proctor and be sure to include which exam(s) and the full name and correct address of the proctor in your request. f. Once the exams are completed, have the out-of-state proctor return the completed form and completed exams directly to you in a sealed envelope so that you may submit the envelope as part of your complete application.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Exceptional Specialist - Visual Disability Endorsement
State Department Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://ptsb.state.wy.us/Applications/tabid/94/Default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) Kindergarten - 6th grade; or 2) 5 yrs - 8 yrs; or 3) 6th grade -12th grade; or 4) Kindergarten - 12th g
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Applicants may meet the requirement for Demonstration of Knowledge of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions in either of the following two ways: 1. Demonstration of Knowledge through Coursework Courses which demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. Constitution must cover U.S. History prior to 1865 and include the study of the Constitution. Political Science courses may be counted if the coursework included study of the Constitution. If there are questions about the content of the curriculum, PTSB may require an applicant to submit course descriptions. Graduates from a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming have already met this requirement. When submitting your application packet, please highlight the courses which meet the requirements of constitutional study on your official college transcript. 2. Demonstration of Knowledge through Examination If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If you have not completed coursework to meet the requirement of U.S. and Wyoming Constitution Study, you may demonstrate knowledge through an exam. PTSB has created two multiple choice exams which may be taken at any Wyoming school district administration office or the Professional Teaching Standards Board office.