457.08 History History: 1991 a. 160; 1995 a. 27; 2001 a. 80; 2003 a. 301.
457.09 457.09 Social worker training certificate.
457.09(1) (1) The social worker section shall grant a social worker training certificate to any individual who does all of the following:
457.09(2)(a)(a) Notwithstanding s. 457.04 (1), a social worker training certificate authorizes the holder to use the title specified in s. 457.04 (1) during the period in which the certificate is valid.
457.09(2)(b) (b) A social worker training certificate holder is a social worker certified under this chapter for purposes of any law governing social workers certified under this chapter.
457.09(3)(b) (b) A social worker training certificate shall expire on the date on which the certificate holder receives the results of the examination that he or she has taken under sub. (5) (a) if that date occurs before the end of the period specified in par. (a).
457.09(3)(c) (c) A social worker training certificate may not be renewed.
457.09(4) (4) During the period in which a social worker training certificate is valid, the certificate holder shall do all of the following:
457.09(4)(a)1. 1. Social welfare policy and services.
457.09(4)(b) (b) Complete one of the following:
457.09(4)(b)1. 1. A human services internship that involves direct practice with clients and that is supervised by a social worker certified under this chapter who has a bachelor's or master's degree in social work.
457.09(4)(b)2. 2. One year of social work employment that involves direct practice with clients and that is supervised by a social worker certified under this chapter who has a bachelor's or master's degree in social work.
457.09(4m) (4m)
457.09(4m)(b) (b) Notwithstanding sub. (4), for the purpose of determining whether a social worker training certificate holder has attained social worker degree equivalency under sub. (4), the section shall apply course work or internships that the certificate holder completed, or employment that the certificate holder held, as part of the program leading to the degree that he or she specified to satisfy the requirement in sub. (1) (c) if the course work, internship or employment satisfies the requirements in sub. (4).
457.09(5) (5)
457.09(5)(a)(a) A social worker training certificate holder may take the national social work examination at any time before or after he or she completes the requirements under sub. (4).
457.09(5)(b) (b) If a social worker training certificate holder passes the examination specified under par. (a), he or she shall be permitted to take an examination approved by the social worker section that tests knowledge of state law relating to social work.
457.09(5)(c) (c) If an individual fails an examination specified under par. (a) or (b), he or she may retake the examination. The social worker section may not place any restrictions on the number of times an individual may retake the examinations specified under pars. (a) and (b).
457.09(5)(d) (d) The social worker section shall grant a social worker certificate to an individual who has held a social worker training certificate and who passes the examinations specified under pars. (a) and (b).
457.09 History History: 1995 a. 27; 2001 a. 80.
457.10(2)(a) (a) Received a master's or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family therapy education.
457.10(2)(b) (b) Received a master's or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy, psychology, sociology, social work, professional counseling or other mental health field that included course work that the marriage and family therapist section determines is substantially equivalent to the course work required for a master's or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy described under par. (a).
457.10(3)(c) (c) A psychiatrist or a psychologist licensed under ch. 455.
457.10(3)(d) (d) An individual, other than an individual specified in par. (a), (b), or (c), who is approved by the marriage and family therapist section or satisfies requirements for supervision that are specified in rules promulgated by the examining board upon the advice of the marriage and family therapist section.
457.10 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.10 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. MPSW 15, 16, and 18, Wis. adm. code.
457.11 457.11 Marriage and family therapist training license.
457.11(1)(b) (b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6).
457.11(1)(d) (d) Submits evidence satisfactory to the marriage and family therapist section that he or she is in a position, or has an offer for a position, as a marriage and family therapist in a supervised marriage and family therapist practice or is in a position, or has an offer for a position, in which the applicant will, in the opinion of the marriage and family therapist section, receive training and supervision equivalent to the training and supervision received in a supervised marriage and family therapist practice.
457.12 457.12 Professional counselor license. The professional counselor section shall grant a professional counselor license to any individual who does all of the following:
457.12(2) (2) Submits evidence satisfactory to the professional counselor section that he or she has received a master's or doctorate degree in professional counseling or its equivalent from a program approved by the professional counselor section.
457.12(3)(a) (a) After receiving a master's degree in professional counseling or its equivalent, engaged in the equivalent of at least 3,000 hours of professional counseling practice, including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact, supervised by one of the following:
457.12(3)(a)3. 3. A psychiatrist or a psychologist licensed under ch. 455.
457.12(3)(a)4. 4. An individual, other than an individual specified in subd. 1., 2., or 3., who is approved by the professional counselor section or satisfies requirements for supervision that are specified in rules promulgated by the examining board upon the advice of the professional counselor section.
457.12(3)(b)2. 2. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has engaged in the equivalent of 5 years of full-time professional counseling practice.
457.12 History History: 1991 a. 160; 1993 a. 366; 2001 a. 80.
457.12 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. MPSW 12 and 14 and s. MPSW 11.01, Wis. adm. code.
457.13 457.13 Professional counselor training license.
457.13(1)(a) (a) Submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
457.13 History History: 1993 a. 366; 2001 a. 80; 2005 a. 422.
457.14 457.14 Temporary certificates and licenses.
457.14(1) (1) Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), the appropriate section of the examining board may grant a temporary social worker, advanced practice social worker, independent social worker, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor certificate or license to any individual who does one of the following:
457.14(1)(a) (a) Satisfies the requirements under s. 457.08 (1) (a) and (b) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for certification under s. 457.08 (1) (c).
457.14(1)(b) (b) Satisfies the requirements under s. 457.08 (2) (a) and (b) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for certification under s. 457.08 (2) (c).
457.14(1)(c) (c) Satisfies the requirements under s. 457.08 (3) (a) to (c) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for certification under s. 457.08 (3) (d).
457.14(1)(d) (d) Satisfies the requirements under s. 457.08 (4) (a) to (c) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for licensure under s. 457.08 (4) (d).
457.14(1)(e) (e) Satisfies the requirements under s. 457.10 (1) to (3) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for licensure under s. 457.10 (4).
457.14(2) (2) A temporary certificate or license granted under sub. (1) is valid for a period designated by the appropriate section of the examining board, not to exceed 9 months, and may be renewed once by that section of the examining board.
457.14 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. MPSW 3.11, 11.035, and 17.01, Wis. adm. code.
457.15 457.15 Reciprocal certificates and licenses.
457.15(1)(a) (a) Grant a social worker certificate to any individual who holds a similar certificate in another state or territory of the United States and who passes an examination approved by the social worker section that tests knowledge of state law relating to social work, if the social worker section determines that the requirements for obtaining the certificate in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 457.08 (1).
457.15 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.16(2) (2) Examinations shall consist of written or oral tests, or both, requiring applicants to demonstrate minimum competency in subjects substantially related to the practice of social work, advanced practice social work, independent social work, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling, as appropriate.
457.16 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.20 457.20 Issuance of certificate; expiration and renewal.
457.20(2) (2) The renewal dates for certificates and licenses granted under this chapter, other than training certificates and licenses or temporary certificates or licenses, are specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a).
457.20(3)(b) (b) Proof of completion of continuing education requirements in s. 457.22.
457.20(4) (4) Renewal of an advanced practice social worker, independent social worker, or clinical social worker certificate or license automatically renews the individual's social worker certificate without payment of the renewal fee for the social worker certificate or completion of the continuing education requirements that would otherwise be required for renewal of a social worker certificate.
457.22 457.22 Continuing education.
457.22(1)(a) (a) Upon the advice of the social worker section, promulgate rules establishing requirements and procedures for social workers, advanced practice social workers, independent social workers, and clinical social workers to complete continuing education programs or courses of study in order to qualify for renewal.
457.22 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.22 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. MPSW 8, Wis. adm. code.
457.24 457.24 Professional liability insurance.
457.24(1) (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), a person licensed as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor under this chapter may not practice clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling unless he or she has in effect professional liability insurance. The examining board shall promulgate rules establishing the minimum amount of insurance required under this subsection.
457.25(1) (1) Any public or private mental health or health care agency, institution or facility, or any other person or entity that employs or contracts for services with a credential holder, that terminates, suspends, or restricts the employment or contract of the credential holder as a result of adverse or disciplinary action against the credential holder relating to his or her practice of social work, advanced practice social work, independent social work, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling shall submit a written report of the action to the appropriate section of the examining board within 30 days after the date on which the action is taken or, if grounds for such an action exist and the credential holder terminates his or her employment before the action is taken, within 30 days after the date on which the credential holder terminates his or her employment.
457.25(2) (2) Any state or local professional society or organization of social workers, marriage and family therapists, or professional counselors that terminates, revokes, or suspends the membership of a credential holder, or takes any other adverse or disciplinary action against a credential holder relating to his or her practice of social work, advanced practice social work, independent social work, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling, shall submit a written report of the action to the appropriate section of the examining board within 30 days after the date on which the action is taken or, if grounds for such an action exist and the credential holder terminates his or her membership before the action is taken, within 30 days after the date on which the credential holder terminates his or her membership.
457.25(4) (4) Any circuit court that appoints a guardian of the person or estate of a credential holder or makes a judgment or other determination that a credential holder is mentally ill or mentally incompetent or that a credential holder has done any of the acts enumerated in s. 457.26 (2) shall submit a written report of the appointment, judgment, or determination to the appropriate section of the examining board within 30 days after the date on which the appointment, judgment, or determination is made.
457.26(1) (1) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the appropriate section of the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter has occurred.
457.26(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a credential or for renewal of a credential.
457.26(2)(b) (b) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, been convicted of an offense the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of social work, advanced practice social work, independent social work, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling.
457.26(2)(d) (d) Advertised, practiced or attempted to practice under another's name.
457.26(2)(f) (f) Engaged in unprofessional or unethical conduct in violation of the code of ethics established in the rules promulgated under s. 457.03 (2).
457.26 History History: 1991 a. 160; 1995 a. 309; 2001 a. 80.
457.28 457.28 Injunctive relief. If the appropriate section of the examining board has reason to believe that any person is violating s. 457.04, the appropriate section of the examining board, the examining board, the department, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may investigate and may, in addition to any other remedies, bring an action in the name and on behalf of this state to enjoin the person from the violation.
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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)