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.
457.09 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. MPSW 3.13, Wis. adm. code.
457.10 457.10 Marriage and family therapist license. The marriage and family therapist section shall grant a marriage and family therapist license to any individual who does all of the following:
457.10(1) (1) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.
457.10(2) (2) Submits evidence satisfactory to the marriage and family therapist section that he or she has done any of the following:
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) (3) Submits evidence satisfactory to the marriage and family therapist section that after receiving a master's or doctorate degree required under sub. (2) he or she has engaged in the equivalent of at least 3,000 hours of marriage and family therapy practice, including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact, supervised by one of the following:
457.10(3)(a) (a) An individual licensed as a marriage and family therapist who has received a doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy.
457.10(3)(b) (b) An individual licensed as a marriage and family therapist who has engaged in the equivalent of 5 years of full-time marriage and family therapy practice.
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(4) (4) Passes an examination approved by the marriage and family therapist section to determine minimum competence to practice marriage and family therapy.
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)(1) The marriage and family therapist section shall grant a marriage and family therapist training license to any individual who does all of the following:
457.11(1)(a) (a) Submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
457.11(1)(b) (b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6).
457.11(1)(c) (c) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.10 (2), or submits proof satisfactory to the marriage and family therapist section that he or she is enrolled or will be enrolled in an institute for marriage and family therapy that is approved by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family therapy education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy or by the marriage and family therapist section, or holds a graduate degree in a mental health field approved by the marriage and family therapist section and is enrolled or will be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program in marriage and family therapy accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family therapy education or by the marriage and family therapist section.
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.
457.11(2) (2) A marriage and family therapist training license is valid for 48 months and may be renewed at the discretion of the marriage and family therapist section. A marriage and family therapist training license authorizes the holder to use any title specified in s. 457.04 (5) and to practice marriage and family therapy within the scope of his or her training or supervision during the period in which the license is valid.
457.11 History History: 2001 a. 80; 2005 a. 422.
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(1) (1) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.
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) (3) Submits evidence satisfactory to the professional counselor section that he or she has done any of the following:
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)1. 1. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has received a doctorate degree in professional counseling.
457.12(3)(a)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(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) (b) Received a doctorate degree in professional counseling or its equivalent, and, either during or after the doctorate degree program or its equivalent, engaged in the equivalent of at least 1,000 hours of full-time professional counseling practice supervised by one of the following:
457.12(3)(b)1. 1. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has received a doctorate degree in professional counseling.
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(3)(b)3. 3. A psychiatrist or a psychologist licensed under ch. 455.
457.12(3)(b)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(4) (4) Passes an examination approved by the professional counselor section to determine minimum competence to practice professional counseling.
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)(1) The professional counselor section shall grant a professional counselor training license to any individual who does all of the following:
457.13(1)(a) (a) Submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
457.13(1)(b) (b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6).
457.13(1)(c) (c) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.12 (2).
457.13(1)(d) (d) Submits evidence satisfactory to the professional counselor section that he or she is in a position, or has an offer for a position, as a professional counselor in a supervised clinical professional counseling practice or is in a position, or has an offer for a position, in which the applicant will, in the opinion of the professional counselor section, receive training and supervision equivalent to the training and supervision received in a supervised clinical professional counseling practice.
457.13(2) (2) A professional counselor training license is valid for 48 months and may be renewed at the discretion of the professional counselor section. Notwithstanding s. 457.04 (6), a professional counselor training license authorizes the holder to use any title specified in s. 457.04 (6) and to practice professional counseling within the scope of his or her training or supervision during the period in which the license is valid.
457.13 History History: 1993 a. 366; 2001 a. 80; 2005 a. 422.
457.13 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. MPSW 11.015, Wis. adm. code.
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(1)(f) (f) Satisfies the requirements under s. 457.12 (1) to (3) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for licensure under s. 457.12 (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 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80; 2005 a. 422.
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) (1) Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the social worker section may do all of the following:
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(1)(b) (b) Grant an advanced practice 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 advanced practice 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 (2).
457.15(1)(c) (c) Grant an independent 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 independent 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 (3).
457.15(1)(d) (d) Grant a clinical social worker license to any individual who holds a similar certificate or license 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 clinical social work, if the social worker section determines that the requirements for obtaining the certificate or license in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 457.08 (4).
457.15(2) (2) Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the marriage and family therapist section may grant a marriage and family therapist license to any individual who holds a similar certificate or license in another state or territory of the United States and who passes an examination approved by the marriage and family therapist section that tests knowledge of state law relating to marriage and family therapy, if the marriage and family therapist section determines that the requirements for obtaining the certificate or license in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 457.10.
457.15(3) (3) Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the professional counselor section may grant a professional counselor license to any individual who holds a similar certificate or license in another state or territory of the United States and who passes an examination approved by the professional counselor section that tests knowledge of state law relating to professional counseling, if the professional counselor section determines that the requirements for obtaining the certificate or license in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 457.12.
457.15 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.15 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. MPSW 3.12, 11.04, and 17.02, Wis. adm. code.
457.15 Annotation The Examining Board may not require applicants for reciprocal certificates to pass an examination covering state law in the absence of a statutory requirement. Applicants for certificates under reciprocal certification must demonstrate that they obtained their certificates under a state law that was substantially equivalent to Wisconsin's educational, experience, and examination requirements. OAG 4-99.
457.16 457.16 Examinations.
457.16(1)(1) The appropriate section of the examining board shall arrange for examinations for social worker, advanced practice social worker, independent social worker, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and professional counselor certification and licensure to be conducted at least semiannually and at times and places determined by that section of the examining board, and shall provide public notice of each examination at least 90 days before the date of the examination.
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(3) (3) An individual is not eligible for examination unless he or she satisfies the requirements for certification or licensure under s. 457.08 (1) (a), (2) (intro.) and (a), (3) (intro.) and (a) to (c) or (4) (intro.) and (a) to (c), 457.10 (1) and (2), or 457.12 (1) and (2) and, at least 30 days before the date of the examination, submits an application for examination to the department on a form provided by the department and pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
457.16 History History: 1991 a. 160; 2001 a. 80.
457.16 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. MPSW 5 and 18 and s. MPSW 11.02, Wis. adm. code.
457.20 457.20 Issuance of certificate; expiration and renewal.
457.20(1)(1) The department shall issue a certificate of certification or licensure to each individual who is certified or licensed under this chapter.
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) (3) Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department and shall be accompanied by all of the following:
457.20(3)(a) (a) The renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
457.20(3)(b) (b) Proof of completion of continuing education requirements in s. 457.22.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)