440.032(2)(b)4. 4. A support service provider interpreting for the purpose of facilitating communication between an individual who provides interpretation services and a client of the individual.
440.032(2)(b)5. 5. A person who, in the course of the person's employment, provides interpretation services during an emergency unless the interpretation services are provided during a period that exceeds 24 hours.
440.032(2)(c)1.1. The council may grant a temporary exemption to an individual who is not a resident of this state that authorizes the individual to provide interpretation services for a period not to exceed 20 days, if the individual is certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor, or the National Association of the Deaf or its successor. The council may not grant an individual more than 2 temporary exemptions under this subdivision per year.
440.032(3)(a)(a) Renewable licenses.
440.032(3)(a)1.1. The department shall grant a license as a sign language interpreter to an applicant who submits an application on a form provided by the department, pays the fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a), and submits evidence satisfactory to the department that the applicant has received an associate degree in sign language interpretation or has received a certificate of completion of an education and training program regarding such interpretation, and the applicant has one of the following:
440.032(3)(b) (b) Restricted licenses.
440.032(3)(b)1.a. a. The applicant has received an associate degree in sign language interpretation or has received a certificate of completion of an education and training program regarding such interpretation.
440.032(3)(b)1.c. c. The applicant has passed the written examination administered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor.
440.032(3)(b)1.d. d. The applicant is an associate or student member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor.
440.032(3)(b)2. 2. The department shall grant a restricted license as a sign language interpreter, authorizing the holder to provide interpretation services only under the supervision of an interpreter licensed under par. (a), to an applicant who submits an application on a form provided by the department, pays the fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a), and submits evidence satisfactory to the department of all of the following:
440.032(3)(b)2.a. a. The applicant has been diagnosed by a physician as deaf or hard of hearing.
440.032(3)(b)2.b. b. The applicant has completed 8 hours of training sponsored by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor, on the role and function of deaf interpreters.
440.032(3)(b)2.c. c. The applicant has completed 8 hours of training sponsored by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor, on professional ethics.
440.032(3)(b)2.d. d. The applicant has obtained letters of recommendation from at least 3 individuals who have held national certification for at least 5 years and who are members in good standing of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor, if the letters together document that the applicant has completed at least 40 hours of mentoring, including at least 20 hours observing professional work and at least 10 hours observing certified deaf interpreters.
440.032(3)(b)2.g. g. The applicant has a high school diploma or an equivalent.
440.032(3)(b)3. 3. A license granted under subd. 1. or 2. may be renewed twice and is not valid upon the expiration of the 2nd renewal period.
440.032(4) (4)Notification required. A person who is licensed under sub. (3) shall notify the department in writing within 30 days if the person's certification or membership specified in sub. (3) that is required for the license is revoked or invalidated. The department shall revoke a license granted under sub. (3) if such a certification or membership is revoked or invalidated.
440.032(6) (6)Council. The council shall do all of the following:
440.032(6)(a) (a) Make recommendations to the department regarding the promulgation of rules establishing a code of ethics that governs the professional conduct of persons licensed under sub. (3).
440.032(7)(a)(a) The department may not promulgate rules that impose requirements for granting a license that are in addition to the requirements specified in sub. (3).
440.032(7)(b) (b) After considering the recommendations of the council, the department shall promulgate rules that establish a code of ethics that governs the professional conduct of persons licensed under sub. (3). In promulgating rules under this paragraph, the department shall consider including as part or all of the rules part or all of the code of ethics established by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor. The department shall periodically review the code of ethics established by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor, and, if appropriate, revise the rules promulgated under this paragraph to reflect revisions to that code of ethics.
440.032 History History: 2009 a. 360.
440.035(1) (1) Independently exercise its powers, duties and functions prescribed by law with regard to rule-making, credentialing and regulation.
440.035(2) (2) Be the supervising authority of all personnel, other than shared personnel, engaged in the review, investigation or handling of information regarding qualifications of applicants for credentials, examination questions and answers, accreditation, related investigations and disciplinary matters affecting persons who are credentialed by the examining board or affiliated credentialing board, or in the establishing of regulatory policy or the exercise of administrative discretion with regard to the qualifications or discipline of applicants or persons who are credentialed by the examining board, affiliated credentialing board or accreditation.
440.035(3) (3) Maintain, in conjunction with their operations, in central locations designated by the department, all records pertaining to the functions independently retained by them.
440.035(4) (4) Compile and keep current a register of the names and addresses of all persons who are credentialed to be retained by the department and which shall be available for public inspection during the times specified in s. 230.35 (4) (a). The department may also make the register available to the public by electronic transmission.
440.04 440.04 Duties of the secretary. The secretary shall:
440.04(2) (2) Provide the bookkeeping, payroll, accounting and personnel advisory services required by the department and the legal services, except for representation in court proceedings and the preparation of formal legal opinions, required by the attached examining boards and affiliated credentialing boards.
440.04(7) (7) Unless otherwise specified in chs. 440 to 480, provide examination development, administration, research and evaluation services as required.
440.04(9) (9) Annually prepare and submit a report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) on the number of minority group members who applied for licensure as a certified public accountant under ch. 442, the number who passed the examination required for licensure as a certified public accountant and the number who were issued a certified public accountant license under ch. 442, during the preceding year.
440.042(2) (2) Any person who in good faith testifies before the department or any examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department or otherwise provides the department or any examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department with advice or information on a matter relating to the regulation of a person holding a credential is immune from civil liability for his or her acts or omissions in testifying or otherwise providing such advice or information. The good faith of any person specified in this subsection shall be presumed in any civil action and an allegation that such a person has not acted in good faith must be proven by clear and convincing evidence.
440.045 440.045 Disputes. Any dispute between an examining board or an affiliated credentialing board and the secretary shall be arbitrated by the governor or the governor's designee after consultation with the disputants.
440.05(1) (1)
440.05(1)(a)(a) Initial credential: An amount determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a). Each applicant for an initial credential shall pay the initial credential fee to the department when the application materials for the initial credential are submitted to the department, except that no fee is required under this paragraph for an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44.
440.05(1)(b) (b) Examination: If an examination is required, the applicant shall pay an examination fee to the department. If the department prepares, administers, or grades the examination, the fee to the department shall be an amount equal to the department's best estimate of the actual cost of preparing, administering, or grading the examination. If the department approves an examination prepared, administered, and graded by a test service provider, the fee to the department shall be an amount equal to the department's best estimate of the actual cost of approving the examination, including selecting, evaluating, and reviewing the examination.
440.05(2) (2)
440.05(2)(a)(a) Reciprocal credential, including any credential described in s. 440.01 (2) (d) and any credential that permits temporary practice in this state in whole or in part because the person holds a credential in another jurisdiction: Except as provided in par. (b), the applicable credential renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and, if an examination is required, an examination fee under sub. (1).
440.05(2)(b) (b) No reciprocal credential fee is required under this subsection for an individual who seeks an initial reciprocal credential in this state and who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44.
440.05(6) (6) Apprentice, journeyman, student or other temporary credential, granted pending completion of education, apprenticeship or examination requirements: $10.
440.055 440.055 Credit card payments.
440.055(2) (2) If the department permits the payment of a fee with use of a credit card, the department shall charge a credit card service charge for each transaction. The credit card service charge shall be in addition to the fee that is being paid with the credit card and shall be sufficient to pay the costs to the department for providing this service to persons who request it, including the cost of any services for which the department contracts under sub. (3).
440.055 History History: 1995 a. 27; 1999 a. 9.
440.06 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 4, Wis. adm. code.
440.07(2) (2) The department, examining board or affiliated credentialing board having authority to credential applicants may do any of the following:
440.07(2)(a) (a) Prepare, administer and grade examinations.
440.07(3) (3) The department may charge a fee to an applicant for a credential who fails an examination required for the credential and requests a review of his or her examination results. The fee shall be based on the cost of the review. No fee may be charged for the review unless the amount of the fee or the procedure for determining the amount of the fee is specified in rules promulgated by the department.
440.07 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 4, Wis. adm. code.
440.07 Annotation Department of Regulation and Licensing test scores were subject to disclosure under the open records law. Munroe v. Braatz, 201 Wis. 2d 442, 549 N.W.2d 452 (Ct. App. 1996), 95-2557.
440.071 History History: 2013 a. 114.
440.075(2) (2) The department, if the department issues the credential, or the credentialing board, if a credentialing board issues the credential, shall count any relevant instruction that an applicant for an initial credential has obtained in connection with the applicant's military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g), toward satisfying any instruction requirements for that credential if the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department or credentialing board that the instruction obtained by the applicant is substantially equivalent to the instruction required for the initial credential.
440.08 440.08 Credential renewal.
Effective date text (a) Except as provided in par. (b) and in ss. 440.51, 442.04, 444.03, 444.11, 447.04 (2) (c) 2., 448.065, 449.17 (1m) (d), and 449.18 (2) (d), the renewal dates for credentials are as follows:
440.08(2)(a)1. 1. Accountant, certified public: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)4m. 4m. Advanced practice nurse prescriber: October 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)7. 7. Aesthetics instructor: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)8. 8. Aesthetics school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)9. 9. Aesthetics specialty school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)9m. 9m. Substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist: except as limited in s. 440.88 (4), March 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)10. 10. Anesthesiologist assistant: October 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)11. 11. Appraiser, real estate, certified general: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)12. 12. Appraiser, real estate, licensed: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)13. 13. Architect: August 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)14. 14. Architectural or engineering firm, partnership or corporation: February 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)14g. 14g. Auction company: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)15. 15. Audiologist: February 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)15m. 15m. Barber: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)17. 17. Barbering instructor: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)19. 19. Barbering school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)21m. 21m. Cemetery authority, registered: December 15 of each even-numbered year; $10.
440.08(2)(a)22. 22. Cemetery preneed seller: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)23p. 23p. Chiropractic radiological technician: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)24b. 24b. Cosmetologist: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)24g. 24g. Cosmetology instructor: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)24k. 24k. Cosmetology school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)26. 26. Dentist: October 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)26m. 26m. Dentist, faculty member: October 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)27. 27. Designer of engineering systems: February 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)27m. 27m. Dietitian: November 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)29. 29. Drug manufacturer: June 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)31. 31. Electrology establishment: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)32. 32. Electrology instructor: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)34. 34. Electrology specialty school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)35. 35. Engineer, professional: August 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)36. 36. Funeral director: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)38g. 38g. Home inspector: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)