Register August 2020 No. 776
Chapter MPSW 3
APPLICATION FOR SOCIAL WORKER CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
MPSW 3.01   Application for certification as a social worker.
MPSW 3.05   Application for certification as an advanced practice social worker.
MPSW 3.07   Application for certification as an independent social worker.
MPSW 3.09   Application for licensure as a clinical social worker.
MPSW 3.11   Temporary certificate or license.
MPSW 3.12   Reciprocal certificate or license.
MPSW 3.13   Social worker training certificate.
Ch. MPSW 3 Note Note: Chapter SFC 3 was created as an emergency rule effective April 26, 1993.
Ch. MPSW 3 Note Note: Chapter SFC 3 was renumbered ch. MPSW 3 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register October 2002 No. 562.
MPSW 3.01 MPSW 3.01 Application for certification as a social worker. In addition to paying the fee under s. 440.05 (1), Stats., an applicant for certification as a social worker shall submit a completed, signed application form together with:
MPSW 3.01(1) (1)A certificate of professional education, signed and sealed by the chancellor, dean or registrar of the school from which the applicant has graduated with a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in social work.
MPSW 3.01(2) (2)Verification that the school or program which awarded the social work degree was accredited by, or a pre-accreditation program, of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the time the applicant graduated from the program or school, or that a degree awarded by a foreign institution of higher learning has been determined by the CSWE to be equivalent to a program accredited by the CSWE. If the applicant's education was not received in English, the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving a score of 550 (or 213 on the computer-based exam) or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent score on an equivalent examination.
MPSW 3.01(3) (3)Verification of successful completion of the required examinations.
MPSW 3.01(4) (4)Verification of the applicant's credential in all jurisdictions in which the applicant has ever been credentialed.
MPSW 3.01(5) (5)Documentation necessary for the section to determine, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats., whether any of the following apply:
MPSW 3.01(5)(a) (a) The applicant has a pending charge for an exempt offense, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (b), Stats., or a violent crime against a child, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (d), Stats., that is substantially related to the practice of a social worker.
MPSW 3.01(5)(b) (b) The applicant has been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of a social worker.
MPSW 3.01 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; CR 02-105: am. (4), Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02; CR 03-090: am. (2) Register June 2004 No. 582, eff. 7-1-04; CR 19-116: r. and recr. (5) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20; correction in (5) (a) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773; CR 19-137: am. (3) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
MPSW 3.05 MPSW 3.05 Application for certification as an advanced practice social worker. In addition to paying the fee under s. 440.05 (1), Stats., an applicant for certification as an advanced practice social worker shall submit the completed, signed application form and:
MPSW 3.05(1) (1)A certificate of professional education, signed and sealed by the chancellor, dean or registrar of the school from which the applicant has graduated with a master's or doctoral degree in social work.
MPSW 3.05(2) (2)Verification that the school or program which awarded the social work degree was accredited by, or a pre-accreditation program, of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the time the applicant graduated from the program or school, or that a degree awarded by a foreign institution of higher learning has been determined by the CSWE to be equivalent to a program accredited by the CSWE. If the applicant's education was not received in English, the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving a score of 550 (or 213 on the computer-based exam) or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent score on an equivalent examination.
MPSW 3.05(3) (3)Verification of successful completion of the required examinations.
MPSW 3.05(4) (4)Verification of the applicant's credential in all jurisdictions in which the applicant has ever been credentialed.
MPSW 3.05(5) (5)Documentation necessary for the section to determine, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats., whether any of the following apply:
MPSW 3.05(5)(a) (a) The applicant has a pending charge for an exempt offense, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (b), Stats., or a violent crime against a child, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (d), Stats., that is substantially related to the practice of an advanced practice social worker.
MPSW 3.05(5)(b) (b) The applicant has been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of an advanced practice social worker.
MPSW 3.05 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; CR 02-105: am. (4), Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02; CR 03-090: am. (2) Register June 2004 No. 582, eff. 7-1-04; CR 19-116: r. and recr. (5) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20; correction in (5) (a) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773; CR 19-137: am. (3) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
MPSW 3.07 MPSW 3.07 Application for certification as an independent social worker. In addition to paying the fee under s. 440.05 (1), Stats., an applicant for certification as an independent social worker shall submit the completed, signed application form and:
MPSW 3.07(1) (1)A certificate of professional education, signed and sealed by the chancellor, dean or registrar of the school from which the applicant has graduated with a master's or doctoral degree in social work.
MPSW 3.07(2) (2)Verification that the school or program which awarded the social work degree was accredited by, or a pre-accreditation program, of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the time the applicant graduated from the program or school, or that a degree awarded by a foreign institution of higher learning has been determined by the CSWE to be equivalent to a program accredited by the CSWE. If the applicant's education was not received in English, the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving a score of 550 (or 213 on the computer-based exam) or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent score on an equivalent examination.
MPSW 3.07(3) (3)An affidavit that the applicant, after receiving a master's or doctoral degree and after receiving certification as an advanced practice social worker, has obtained at least 3,000 hours of social work practice in no less than 2 years under the supervision of a supervisor approved by the social worker section. Pre-certification supervised practice shall meet the criteria under s. MPSW 4.01.
MPSW 3.07(4) (4)Verification of successful completion of the required examinations, or verification that the applicant has obtained certification of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) of the National Association of Social Workers.
MPSW 3.07(5) (5)Verification of the applicant's credential in all jurisdictions in which the applicant has ever been credentialed.
MPSW 3.07(6) (6)Documentation necessary for the section to determine, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats., whether any of the following apply:
MPSW 3.07(6)(a) (a) The applicant has a pending charge for an exempt offense as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (b), Stats. or a violent crime against a child, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (d), Stats., which is substantially related to the practice of an independent social worker.
MPSW 3.07(6)(b) (b) The applicant has been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of an independent social worker.
MPSW 3.07 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; CR 01-153: am. (3), Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 1-1-03; CR 02-105: am. (3) and (5), Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02; reprinted to restore dropped copy in (3), Register January 2003 No. 565; CR 03-090: am. (2) Register June 2004 No. 582, eff. 7-1-04; CR 19-116: r. and recr. (6) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20; correction in (6) (a) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773; CR 19-137: am. (4) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
MPSW 3.09 MPSW 3.09 Application for licensure as a clinical social worker. In addition to paying the fee under s. 440.05 (1), Stats., an applicant for licensure as a clinical social worker shall submit the completed, signed application form and:
MPSW 3.09(1) (1)A certificate of professional education, signed and sealed by the chancellor, dean or registrar of the school from which the applicant has graduated with a master's or doctoral degree in social work with a concentration in clinical social work, including completion of supervised clinical field training. In lieu of supervised clinical field training, applicants may submit an affidavit indicating that they have completed 1,500 hours of supervised clinical social work experience in not less than one year within a primary clinical setting, which includes at least 500 hours of face-to-face client contact and is supervised as provided in s. MPSW 4.01.
MPSW 3.09(2) (2)Verification that the school or program which awarded the social work degree was accredited by, or a pre-accreditation program, of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the time the applicant graduated from the program or school, or that a degree awarded by a foreign institution of higher learning has been determined by the CSWE to be equivalent to a program accredited by the CSWE. If the applicant's education was not received in English, the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving a score of 550 (or 213 on the computer-based exam) or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent score on an equivalent examination.
MPSW 3.09(3) (3)Except as provided in sub. (3m), an affidavit that the applicant, after receiving a master's or doctoral degree and after receiving certification as an advanced practice social worker or an independent social worker, has completed at least 3,000 hours of clinical social work practice, including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact. At least 600 hours of the required 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact must involve DSM diagnosis and treatment of individuals. All hours must be accumulated under the supervision of a supervisor approved by the social worker section. Pre-licensed supervised practice shall meet the criteria under s. MPSW 4.01.
MPSW 3.09(3m) (3m)An applicant who after receiving a master's or doctoral degree in social work and completing any portion of the applicant's 3,000 hours of supervised clinical social work practice outside of Wisconsin in no less than 2 years may be given credit for those hours provided they included at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact, or a proportionate number thereof, and also included DSM diagnosis and treatment of individuals, completed under the supervision of a supervisor acceptable to the social worker section.
MPSW 3.09(4) (4)Verification of successful completion of the required examinations, or verification that the applicant is a board certified diplomat (BCD) of the American Board of Examiners in clinical social work.
MPSW 3.09(5) (5)Verification of the applicant's credential in all jurisdictions in which the applicant has ever been credentialed.
MPSW 3.09(6) (6)Documentation necessary for the section to determine, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats., whether any of the following apply:
MPSW 3.09(6)(a) (a) The applicant has a pending charge for an exempt offense, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (b), Stats., or a violent crime against a child, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (d), Stats., which is substantially related to the practice of a licensed clinical social worker.
MPSW 3.09(6)(b) (b) The applicant has been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of a licensed clinical social worker.
MPSW 3.09 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; CR 01-153: am. (3), Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 1-1-03; CR 02-105: am. (intro.), (3) and (5), Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02; reprinted to restore dropped copy in (3), Register January 2003 No. 565; CR 03-090: am. (2) Register June 2004 No. 582, eff. 7-1-04; CR 05-042: am. (1) Register December 2005 No. 600, eff. 1-1-06; CR 08-089: am. (3), cr. (3m) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09; CR 19-116: r. and recr. (6) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20; correction in (6) (a) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773; CR 19-137: am. (4) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20; CR 19-138: am. (3) Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
MPSW 3.11 MPSW 3.11 Temporary certificate or license.
MPSW 3.11(1)(1)The social worker section may issue a temporary certificate permitting the use of the title “social worker" to an individual who pays the fee under s. 440.05 (6), Stats., and who meets all the qualifications for the social worker certificate except for passing the required examinations.
MPSW 3.11(2) (2)The social worker section may issue a temporary certificate permitting the use of the title “advanced practice social worker" to an individual who pays the fee under s. 440.05 (6), Stats., and who meets all the qualifications for the advanced practice social worker certificate except for passing the required examinations.
MPSW 3.11(3) (3)The social worker section may issue a temporary certificate permitting the use of the title “independent social worker" to an individual who pays the fee under s. 440.05 (6), Stats., and who meets all the qualifications for the independent social worker certificate except for passing the required examinations.
MPSW 3.11(4) (4)The social worker section may issue a temporary license permitting the practice of clinical social work and the use of the title “clinical social worker" to an individual who pays the fee under s. 440.05 (6), Stats., and who meets all the qualifications for the clinical social worker license except for passing the required examinations.
MPSW 3.11(5) (5)The temporary credential expires upon notification of successful completion of the required examinations or expiration of the 9 month period, whichever is earlier. The temporary credential may be renewed once.
MPSW 3.11 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; am. Register, December, 1995, No. 480, eff. 1-1-96; CR 01-095: am. Register March 2002 No. 555, eff. 4-1-02; CR 02-105: r. and recr., Register October 2002 No. 562, eff. 11-1-02; CR 05-041: am. (5) Register December 2005 No. 600, eff. 1-1-06; CR 13-094: am. (5) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-14; CR 19-137: am. Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
MPSW 3.12 MPSW 3.12 Reciprocal certificate or license.
MPSW 3.12(1)(1)The social worker section shall grant a certificate as a social worker under s. 457.08 (1), Stats., to an applicant who pays the fee required by s. 440.05 (2), Stats., and provides evidence of all of the following to the section:
MPSW 3.12(1)(a) (a) The applicant has a current credential as a social worker or the substantial equivalent in good standing in another state or territory of the United States.
MPSW 3.12(1)(b) (b) The requirements for the grant of the credential in the other state or territory of the United States are substantially equivalent to the requirements for the grant of the certificate under s. 457.08 (1), Stats.
MPSW 3.12(1)(c) (c) The applicant has disclosed all discipline ever taken or currently pending against the applicant or any professional credential held by the applicant by any credentialing authority of any state or territory of the United States.
MPSW 3.12(1)(d) (d) Documentation necessary for the section to determine, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats., whether any of the following apply:
MPSW 3.12(1)(d)1. 1. The applicant has a pending charge for an exempt offense, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (b), Stats., or a violent crime against a child, as defined in s. 111.335 (1m) (d), Stats., that is substantially related to the practice of a social worker.
MPSW 3.12(1)(d)2. 2. The applicant has been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of a social worker.
MPSW 3.12(1)(e) (e) The applicant passes an examination approved by the social worker section that tests knowledge of state law relating to social work.
MPSW 3.12(2) (2)The social worker section shall grant a certificate as an advanced practice social worker under s. 457.08 (1) and (2), Stats., to an applicant who pays the fee required by s. 440.05 (2), Stats., and provides evidence of all of the following to the section:
MPSW 3.12(2)(a) (a) The applicant has a current credential as an advanced practice social worker or the substantial equivalent in good standing in another state or territory of the United States.
MPSW 3.12(2)(b) (b) The requirements for the grant of the credential in the other state or territory of the United States are substantially equivalent to the requirements for the grant of a certificate under s. 457.08 (2), Stats.
MPSW 3.12(2)(c) (c) The applicant has disclosed all discipline ever taken or currently pending against the applicant or any professional credential held by the applicant or by any credentialing authority of any state or territory of the United States.
MPSW 3.12(2)(d) (d) Documentation necessary for the section to determine, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats., whether any of the following apply:
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