Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
License and Certificate Renewal
Licenses and certificates expire on the holder's date of birth every two (2) years. Notices for renewal are mailed to each person at their last address of record approximately sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date. Failure to receive a notice from the Board does not excuse you from the requirement for timely and proper renewal. Paper renewal applications must be POST MARKED on or prior to the expiration date (or on the next business day in cases when the expiration date falls on a weekend or holiday) in order for a license or certificate to remain current. Any paper renewal application postmarked after the appropriate date will be returned and the license or certificate will become null and void.
As long as a person has made timely and sufficient application for the renewal of their license or certificate they are permitted to continue to provide the services allowed under that license or certificate while the decision on the renewal application is pending. Renewal applications are reviewed about once a week, and processing time is 5-7 business days. If you need your new card prior to your expiration, please be sure to give extra time for the application to be processed in the office.
When the renewal application is approved, the license or certificate is renewed for two (2) calendar years, again expiring on the date of birth. The holder will receive a confirmation letter and two (2) new pocket ID cards.
Continuing Education is required for renewal. Specific information can be found in Chapter 14 of the Rules and Regulations. For clarification continuing education such as BLS, Drugs in the Workplace or HIPPA are considered business related and will not count towards the 45 required CEU's. As the Rules & Regulations state, they must "have significant intellectual or practical content, and the primary objective shall be to increase the participant's competence within each licensed or certified discipline."
Failure to Renew
The Board's governing statutes do not provide for a late renewal. If you do not renew your license or certificate by to the expiration date, you are no longer legally eligible to provide mental health services in the State of Wyoming and you must cease and desist those activities.
At this time the Board does not have an online renewal process. The Board is building a new system that should be up and running by this summer. Information will be sent when it is available.