Register July 2023 No. 810
Chapter Psy 4
REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Renewal and reinstatement.
Approved continuing education.
Postponement, waiver, and exemptions.
Record keeping and audits.
On or before September 30 of the odd-numbered year following issuance of the license, the licensee shall apply for renewal to the department and submit the fee specified in s. 440.08 (2) (a)
, Stats., and shall meet the continuing education requirements specified in s. Psy 4.025
Psy 4.01 History
Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429
, eff. 10-1-91; am. Register, June, 1999, No. 522
, eff. 7-1-99; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register December 2015 No. 720
In this chapter:
“Board" means Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board.
“Continuing education hour" means continuing education consisting of not less than 50 minutes.
“Ethics" means content consistent with one or more of the American Psychological Association's ethical principles of psychologists.
“Jurisprudence" means content relating to laws and regulations affecting the practice of psychology.
“Professional activity" means any of the following:
Serving on the American Psychological Association or its affiliated state psychological association committee or board.
Serving on the National Association of School Psychologists or its affiliated state association committee or board.
Serving on the American Board of Professional Psychology committee or board.
Serving on the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers committee or board.
Serving on the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards committee or board.
“Risk management" means content relating to the reduction of probability of incurring legal, regulatory or malpractice actions in the practice of psychology.
“Trainee" means a person who is obtaining appropriate experience in psychological work under supervision pursuant to s. 455.04 (1) (d)
Psy 4.015 History
History: CR 13-103
: cr. Register December 2015 No. 720
, eff. 1-1-16.
Renewal and reinstatement. Psy 4.017(1)(1)
A person renewing an expired license may not reapply for a license using the initial application process.
Renewal within 5 years.
A person renewing the license within 5 years shall do all of the following:
Certify the completion of 40 hours of continuing education during the last biennium.
Renewal after 5 years.
This subsection does not apply to license holders who have unmet disciplinary requirements. A person renewing the license after 5 years shall do all of the following:
Completion of 80 hours of approved continuing education, including 12 hours of ethics, risk management, or jurisprudence, within the preceding 2 years.
A person who has unmet disciplinary requirements and failed to renew the license within 5 years or whose license has been surrendered or revoked may apply to have the license reinstated in accordance with all of the following:
Evidence of completion of the requirements in sub. (3)
if the license has not been active within 5 years.
Evidence of completion of the disciplinary requirements, if applicable.
Evidence of rehabilitation or change in circumstances warranting reinstatement.
Reinstatement after revocation.
A revoked license may not be renewed. Except as provided in s. 440.12
, Stats., an individual may, no sooner than one year after the date of revocation, apply for reinstatement of a license. The board may accept or reject an application for reinstatement.
Interim psychologist license.
The board may renew at its discretion an interim psychologist license upon a showing of hardship by the applicant.
An applicant for a hardship renewal must demonstrate to the board that one of the following circumstances applies to the applicant:
The sickness of the applicant or a member of the applicant's immediate family substantiated by a doctor's certificate.
A death in the applicant's immediate family substantiated by proof of death.
If a hardship is established under par. (a)
, the board may request additional documentation from the applicant for its consideration in determining whether a renewal of the interim license is appropriate, including:
Documentation of any relevant training, education, or supervised experience the applicant has completed since obtaining the interim psychologist license.
Private practice school psychologist.
An applicant for renewal of a private practice school psychologist issued under s. 455.04 (4)
, 2019 Stats., prior to June 1, 2021, shall include with the renewal application proof of completion of hours of continuing education required under s. Psy 4.025
Psy 4.017 History
History: CR 19-117
: cr. Register December 2020 No. 780
, eff. 1-1-21; EmR2101
: emerg. am. (2) (b), eff. 1-1-21; CR 21-015
: am. (2) (b) Register September 2021 No. 789
, eff. 10-1-21; EmR2127: emerg. am. (title), cr. (5) to (7), eff. 11-2-21; CR 21-080: am. (title), cr. (5) to (7) Register June 2023 No. 810, eff. 7-1-23.
Unless granted a postponement or waiver under s. Psy 4.04
, every licensee except for those licensed under s. Psy 2.012
shall complete at least 40 board approved continuing education hours in each biennial registration period, as specified in s. 455.06
A minimum of 6 hours of the required 40 continuing education hours shall be in ethics, risk management or jurisprudence.
Continuing education hours completed in the topics of supervision or suicide prevention shall be calculated as 1.5 times the numbers of continuing education hours obtained.
Continuing education hours may apply only to the registration period in which the hours are acquired. If a license has been allowed to lapse, the board may grant permission to apply continuing education hours acquired after lapse of the license to a previous biennial period of licensure during which required continuing education was not acquired. In no case may continuing education hours be applied to more than one biennial period.
During the time between initial Wisconsin licensure and commencement of a full 2-year licensure period, licensees shall not be required to meet continuing education requirements.
Psy 4.025 History
History: CR 13-103
: cr. Register December 2015 No. 720
, eff. 1-1-16; CR 21-084
: r. (4) Register February 2022 No. 794
, eff. 3-1-22; EmR2127: emerg. am. (1) (intro.), eff. 11-2-21; CR 21-080: am. (1) (intro.) Register June 2023 No. 810, eff. 7-1-23.
Approved continuing education. Psy 4.035(1)(1)
The board shall approve all of the following programs and courses, if relevant to the professional practice of psychology:
Continuing education programs and courses sponsored by an organization approved by one of the following:
Continuing education programs and courses sponsored by one of the following:
Educational programs recognized as approved at the time of attendance as “category I" continuing medical education programs by the council on medical education of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.
Continuing education courses approved by the psychology licensing board in another state where the psychologist is also licensed.