MPSW 1.05 MPSW 1.05Examination provisions for all sections.
MPSW 1.05(1)(1) The board or its designee shall administer the examinations required of applicants for certification as a social worker, advanced practice social worker, or independent social worker, or for licensure as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist or professional counselor at least once a year.
MPSW 1.05(3) (3) The examination process consists of a 2 part examination. Part I is an examination pertaining to the profession; part II is an examination on provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code that pertain to the profession. Parts I and II of the examination administered under this chapter test entry level competency in the practice area for which the credential is sought. Parts I and II of the examination seek to determine that an applicant's knowledge is sufficient to protect public health, safety and welfare.
MPSW 1.05(5) (5) The board may deny release of grades or issuance of a credential if the board determines that the applicant violated rules of conduct or otherwise acted dishonestly.
MPSW 1.05(6) (6) Applicants shall pass each part of the examination. An applicant who fails either part I or part II of the examination shall retake that part of the examination. The passing grade on each part of the examination is determined by the board to represent competence sufficient to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The board may adopt the recommended passing score of the examination provider for part I of the examination.
MPSW 1.05(7) (7) An applicant for certification as a social worker, advanced practice social worker, or independent social worker or for licensure as a clinical social worker, need not take part II of the examination if within the 5 years preceding the date of application, the applicant took and passed part II in the process of applying for and receiving another social worker credential from the section.
MPSW 1.05 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; r. (2) and (4), Register, October, 1998, No. 514, eff. 11-1-98; CR 01-064: cr. (7), Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; CR 02-105: am. (1), (5) and (7), Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02.
MPSW 1.06 MPSW 1.06Examination review procedure for all sections of the board. An applicant who fails an examination may request a review of the examination, as permitted by the examination provider. If a review is permitted, the following conditions apply:
MPSW 1.06(1) (1) The applicant shall file a written request to the board within 30 days of the date on which examination results were mailed and pay the fee under s. SPS 4.05.
MPSW 1.06(2) (2) Examination reviews are by appointment only, and shall be limited to the time permitted by the examination provider for part I of the examination and 1 hour for part II of the examination.
MPSW 1.06(3) (3) Reviews shall be conducted prior to the application deadline date for the next examination for the particular certificate category.
MPSW 1.06(4) (4) An applicant may review part I of the examination only once.
MPSW 1.06(5) (5) Part II of the examination may be reviewed by telephone. During a telephone review an applicant shall be provided with the statute or administrative code reference number and the topic of the test questions the applicant failed.
MPSW 1.06(6) (6) An applicant may not be accompanied during the review by any person other than the proctors.
MPSW 1.06(7) (7) Bound reference books shall be permitted. Applicants may not remove any notes from the area. Notes shall be retained by the proctor and made available to the applicant for use at a hearing, if desired. The proctor shall not defend the examination nor attempt to refute claims of error during the review.
MPSW 1.06 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
MPSW 1.07 MPSW 1.07Claims of examination error. An applicant for any credential issued by the board who claims an error in the examination may file a written request for board review in the board office within 30 days of the date the examination was reviewed. The board shall review the claim and notify the applicant in writing of the board's decision and any resulting grade changes. Claims of examination error which are not filed within 30 days of an examination review shall be denied. The request shall include:
MPSW 1.07(1) (1) The applicant's name and address.
MPSW 1.07(2) (2) The type of credential applied for.
MPSW 1.07(3) (3) A description of the perceived error, including specific questions or procedures claimed to be in error.
MPSW 1.07(4) (4) The facts which the applicant intends to prove, including reference text citations or other supporting evidence for the applicant's claim.
MPSW 1.07 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; CR 02-105: am. (intro.) and (2), Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02.
MPSW 1.08 MPSW 1.08Credential renewal procedures for all sections of the board.
MPSW 1.08(1) (1) Each person granted a credential under ch. 457, Stats., is certified or licensed for the current period only. To renew certification or licensure, a credential holder shall by July 1 of the odd-numbered year following initial certification or licensure and every 2 years thereafter file with the board an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and submit the fee under s. 440.08 (2), Stats.
MPSW 1.08(2) (2) A credential holder who fails to renew certification or licensure shall cease and desist from practice and from use of the professional title. Within 5 years following the renewal date, a credential holder may renew the expired credential without examination by filing the required renewal application, the renewal fee, and the late renewal fee under s. 440.08 (3), Stats. A credential holder who fails to renew certification or licensure within 5 years of the renewal date may be reinstated by complying with the requirements for obtaining initial certification or licensure, including educational and examination requirements which apply at the time application is made.
MPSW 1.08(3) (3) An applicant for reinstatement of certification or licensure following disciplinary action shall meet requirements in sub. (1) and may be required to successfully complete an examination as the board prescribes. An applicant who applies for reinstatement more than 5 years after the date of the order imposing discipline against the applicant may be reinstated by complying with the requirements for obtaining initial certification or licensure, including educational and examination requirements which apply at the time the application for reinstatement is made.
MPSW 1.08(4) (4) The credential and certificate of biennial certification or licensure shall be displayed in a prominent place by each person while certified or licensed by the board.
MPSW 1.08(5) (5) Every credential holder shall notify the department, in writing, of a change of name or address within 30 days of the change.
MPSW 1.08 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; CR 02-105: am., Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02.
MPSW 1.10 MPSW 1.10Professional liability insurance.
MPSW 1.10(1)(1) Except as provided in sub. (2), a person licensed as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor may not practice clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling unless he or she has in effect professional liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $3,000,000 for all occurrences in one year.
MPSW 1.10(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not apply to a person practicing clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling as an employee of a federal, state, or local governmental agency, if the practice is part of the duties for which he or she is employed and is solely within the confines of or under the jurisdiction of the agency by which he or she is employed.
MPSW 1.10 History History: CR 02-105: cr. Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02.
MPSW 1.11 MPSW 1.11Psychometric testing.
MPSW 1.11(1) (1)Authority. This rule is adopted pursuant to ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11 (2) and 457.033, Stats.
MPSW 1.11(2) (2)Definition. In this section, the term “psychometric test" means a procedure for measuring psychological, behavioral or interpersonal characteristics in which a sample of an examinee's behavior is obtained and subsequently evaluated and scored using a standardized process. A person credentialed by the board may not use a testing instrument for diagnostic or assessment purposes unless he or she satisfies the requirements in sub. (5). Psychometric testing does not include a test instrument used solely to screen for problems, to assist in treatment planning, to clarify treatment goals, to plan for interventions, to monitor progress in treatment or an unstandardized questionnaire, unstructured behavior sample or a test used to evaluate performance in education or training or training prepared by a teacher or trainer.
MPSW 1.11(3) (3)Requirements for performing psychometric testing. The competent use of a psychometric test requires that the licensee or person supervised by the licensee have the requisite knowledge, skills, training and experience needed to do all of the following:
MPSW 1.11(3)(a) (a) Independently select and administer tests appropriate to the practice setting and area of practice.
MPSW 1.11(3)(b) (b) Accurately administer, score, and interpret the test.
MPSW 1.11(3)(c) (c) Understand and communicate the strengths and limitations of the test appropriate to the context in and purpose for which it is given.
MPSW 1.11(3)(d) (d) Use culturally appropriate and sensitive instruments and norms.
MPSW 1.11(3)(e) (e) Analyze the results within a broad context of information about the examinee's life.
MPSW 1.11(3)(f) (f) Seek supervision or consultation as needed from any licensee who are authorized to perform psychometric testing under this subsection.
MPSW 1.11(4) (4)Licenses authorized to perform psychometric testing. Psychometric testing may be performed by the following individuals:
MPSW 1.11(4)(a) (a) A psychologist licensed under ch. 455, Stats.
MPSW 1.11(4)(b) (b) A licensed or training licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed or training licensed professional counselor or a licensed or training licensed clinical social worker or a certified advanced practice social worker or independent social worker who satisfies the requirements in sub. (5) (a) and is acting under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
MPSW 1.11(4)(c) (c) A licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker who satisfies the requirements in sub. (5) (a) and (b).
MPSW 1.11(4)(d) (d) A licensed or training licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed or training licensed professional counselor or a licensed or training licensed clinical social worker or a certified advanced practice social worker or independent social worker who satisfies the requirements in sub. (5) (a) and is acting under the supervision of another licensee of the board specified in par. (c).
MPSW 1.11(5) (5)Educational requirements for performing psychometric testing without supervision. A person who meets the requirements in s. MPSW 1.11 (4) (b), (c) or (d) may engage in psychometric testing without supervision only if the appropriate section of the board has received and approved the following information demonstrating generic and specific qualifications to perform psychometric testing:
MPSW 1.11(5)(a) (a) Academic training at the graduate or postgraduate level from a regionally accredited program that covered:
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)1. 1. Descriptive statistics.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)2. 2. Reliability and measurement error.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)3. 3. Validity and meaning of test scores.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)4. 4. Normative interpretation of test scores.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)5. 5. Selection of appropriate tests.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)6. 6. Test administration procedures.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)7. 7. Ethnic, racial, cultural, gender, age and linguistic variables.
MPSW 1.11(5)(a)8. 8. Testing individuals with disabilities.
MPSW 1.11(5)(b) (b) A signed statement from a professional qualified to supervise psychometric testing as set forth in sub. (4) (a) and (c) that the supervised licensee meets the requirements to use psychometric tests as set forth in this subsection. A licensee determined to be qualified to use psychometric tests by prior affidavit is not required to resubmit a signed statement and is deemed to meet the requirements of pars. (a) and (b).
MPSW 1.11(6) (6)Licenses qualified to supervise psychometric testing. The only professionals qualified to supervise psychometric testing are licensed psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers who meet the requirements in sub. (5) (a) and (b).
MPSW 1.11 History History: CR 02-105: cr. Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02; CR 10-013: r. and recr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
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