Become a Social Worker in Wyoming

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social worker in Wyoming, contact the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board.

Wyoming law recognizes two classes of social workers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Social Worker (CSW). The requirements are as follows:

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School Program Description
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
Fordham University
  • Four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
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Wyoming LCSW

Wyoming LCSW Education Requirement: Completion of a graduate degree program in social work accredited by the CSWE

Wyoming LCSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist or Clinical Level Examination

Field Requirement: 3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised clinical training or work experience in clinical social work under the direct supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor for a minimum of 100 hours. Of the three thousand (3,000) hours required, at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours shall be direct client contact hours.

Fee: $350 license fee, $260 ASWB examination fee

Additional Information: Three professional references with at least six months of direct knowledge of social work abilities are required, and you must be over 18 years of age.

Endorsement: Available upon board review (applicant must supply three professional references) 

License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are the successful completion of 45 clock hours of continuing education (3 hours must be in ethics) and payment of a $125 renewal fee.

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Wyoming CSW (Certified Social Worker)

Wyoming CSW Education Requirement: Baccalaureate in social work from a CSWE-accredited program

Wyoming CSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor’s or Master’s Level Examination

Field Requirement: None

Fee: $300 license fee, $230 ASWB examination fee

Additional Information: Three professional references with at least six months of direct knowledge of social work abilities are required, and you must be over 18 years of age.

Endorsement: Available upon board review

License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are the successful completion of 45 clock hours of continuing education (3 hours must be in ethics) and payment of a $100 renewal fee.

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In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Wyoming, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Wyoming can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Wyoming social work licensure policies available to you.

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information. Last updated 09/06/2018.

Wyoming Social Work Salary

Wyoming Social Work Salary
Wyoming Social Work Career Average Social Work Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $47,890
Healthcare Social Workers $52,030
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $56,140
All Other Social Workers $56,000
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +9000

Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Wyoming is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 8/22/2018.

Wyoming Social Work Scholarships

Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program (The Program is not funded for applications or awards between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020.)

Type: Loan Repayment

Amount: Up to $10,000 each year for three years for a total up to $30,000

Description: The Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program is meant to enhance the ability of medically underserved Wyoming communities to recruit and retain healthcare professionals. In exchange for a commitment to practice in an underserved area in Wyoming for at least three years, the program will repay qualifying applicants for the costs of eligible educational loans. The amount of the award cannot exceed the student’s outstanding loan debt.

Additional scholarship information is available on the national page of social work scholarships.

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School Program Description
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
Fordham University
  • Four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
Case Western Reserve University
  • From Case Western Reserve University’s top-10 ranked School of social work
  • Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks available
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate School by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student’s own communities
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice

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Licensure information including requirements, renewals, and fees were retrieved as of August 2018. Information may have changed since, check with the state’s board of licensing for more information.