440.03(13)(b)71. 71. Speech-language pathologist.
440.03(13)(b)75. 75. Any other profession or occupation specified by law that is regulated by the department or a credentialing board.
440.03(13)(bm)1.1. Upon request by a credentialing board or other board in the department, the department shall conduct an investigation to determine whether an individual seeking a determination by that board under s. 111.335 (4) (f) has an arrest or conviction record. In conducting an investigation under this subdivision, the department may require an individual to provide any information that is necessary for the investigation.
440.03(13)(bm)2. 2. Upon application seeking a determination by the department under s. 111.335 (4) (f), the department shall conduct an investigation to determine whether the individual has an arrest or conviction record. In conducting an investigation under this subdivision, the department may require an individual to provide any information that is necessary for the investigation.
440.03(13)(c) (c) The department shall require an applicant for a private detective license or a private security permit under s. 440.26, an applicant for a juvenile martial arts instructor permit under sub. (17), an applicant for a real estate appraiser certification under s. 458.06 or license under s. 458.08, an applicant for a multistate license under s. 441.06 (1c) or 441.10 (1c), an applicant for a compact license under s. 448.05 (2) (f), an applicant for a physical therapist license under s. 448.53 or physical therapist assistant license under s. 448.535, and a person for whom the department conducts an investigation under par. (b), to be photographed and fingerprinted on 2 fingerprint cards, each bearing a complete set of the person's fingerprints. The department of justice may submit the fingerprint cards, and the department of justice shall submit the fingerprint cards of all applicants for a real estate appraiser certification under s. 458.06 or license under s. 458.08, of all applicants for a multistate license under s. 441.06 (1c) or 441.10 (1c), of all applicants for a compact license under s. 448.05 (2) (f), and of all applicants for a physical therapist license under s. 448.53 or a physical therapist assistant license under s. 448.535, to the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of verifying the identity of the persons fingerprinted and obtaining records of their criminal arrests and convictions. Information obtained from the federal bureau of investigation may be shared with the department or the appropriate credentialing board, but shall otherwise be kept confidential and is not subject to disclosure under s. 19.35.
440.03(13)(d) (d) The department shall charge an applicant, including an applicant seeking a determination under s. 111.335 (4) (f), any fees, costs, or other expenses incurred in conducting any investigation under this subsection or s. 440.26. The department shall charge an applicant seeking licensure through the interstate medical licensure compact under s. 448.980, directly or indirectly, for any expenses incurred in conducting any investigation under s. 448.980 (5) (b) 3.
440.03(14) (14)
440.03(14)(a)1.1. The department shall grant a certificate of registration as a music therapist to a person if all of the following apply:
440.03(14)(a)1.a. a. The person is certified, registered or accredited as a music therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, National Music Therapy Registry, American Music Therapy Association or by another national organization that certifies, registers or accredits music therapists.
440.03(14)(a)1.b. b. The organization that certified, registered or accredited the person under subd. 1. a. is approved by the department.
440.03(14)(a)1.c. c. The person pays the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and files with the department evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she is certified, registered or accredited as required under subd. 1. a.
440.03(14)(a)2. 2. The department shall grant a certificate of registration as an art therapist to a person if all of the following apply:
440.03(14)(a)2.a. a. The person is certified, registered or accredited as an art therapist by the Art Therapy Credentials Board or by another national organization that certifies, registers or accredits art therapists.
440.03(14)(a)2.b. b. The organization that certified, registered or accredited the person under subd. 2. a. is approved by the department.
440.03(14)(a)2.c. c. The person pays the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and files with the department evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she is certified, registered or accredited as required under subd. 2. a.
440.03(14)(a)3. 3. The department shall grant a certificate of registration as a dance therapist to a person if all of the following apply:
440.03(14)(a)3.a. a. The person is certified, registered or accredited as a dance therapist by the American Dance Therapy Association or by another national organization that certifies, registers or accredits dance therapists.
440.03(14)(a)3.b. b. The organization that certified, registered or accredited the person under subd. 3. a. is approved by the department.
440.03(14)(a)3.c. c. The person pays the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and files with the department evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she is certified, registered or accredited as required under subd. 3. a.
440.03(14)(am) (am) The department may promulgate rules that establish requirements for granting a license to practice psychotherapy to a person who is registered under par. (a). Rules promulgated under this paragraph shall establish requirements for obtaining such a license that are comparable to the requirements for obtaining a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor license under ch. 457. If the department promulgates rules under this paragraph, the department shall grant a license under this paragraph to a person registered under par. (a) who pays the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and provides evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she satisfies the requirements established in the rules.
440.03(14)(b) (b) A person who is registered under par. (a) shall notify the department in writing within 30 days if an organization specified in par. (a) 1. a., 2. a. or 3. a. revokes the person's certification, registration, or accreditation specified in par. (a) 1. a., 2. a., or 3. a. The department shall revoke a certificate of registration granted under par. (a) if such an organization revokes such a certification, registration, or accreditation. If the department revokes the certificate of registration of a person who also holds a license granted under the rules promulgated under par. (am), the department shall also revoke the license.
440.03(14)(c) (c) The renewal dates for certificates granted under par. (a) and licenses granted under par. (am) are specified in s. 440.08 (2) (a). Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department and shall include the renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and evidence satisfactory to the department that the person's certification, registration, or accreditation specified in par. (a) 1. a., 2. a., or 3. a. has not been revoked.
440.03(14)(d) (d) The department shall promulgate rules that specify the services within the scope of practice of music, art, or dance therapy that a person who is registered under par. (a) is qualified to perform. The rules may not allow a person registered under par. (a) to perform psychotherapy unless the person is granted a license under the rules promulgated under par. (am).
440.03 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 140, 141, and 142, Wis. adm. code.
440.03(14)(e) (e) Subject to the rules promulgated under sub. (1), the department may make investigations and conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this subsection or any rule promulgated under par. (d) has occurred and may reprimand a person who is registered under par. (a) or holds a license granted under the rules promulgated under par. (am) or may deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a certificate of registration granted under par. (a) or a license granted under the rules promulgated under par. (am) if the department finds that the applicant or certificate or license holder has violated this subsection or any rule promulgated under par. (d).
440.03(14)(f) (f) A person who is registered under par. (a) or holds a license granted under the rules promulgated under par. (am) who violates this subsection or any rule promulgated under par. (d) may be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both.
440.03(15) (15)The department shall promulgate rules that establish the fees specified in ss. 440.05 (10) and 440.08 (2) (d).
440.03(17) (17)
440.03(17)(a)(a) In this subsection:
440.03(17)(a)1. 1. “Disqualified offender" means any of the following:
440.03(17)(a)1.a. a. A person who is required to comply with the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 (1g).
440.03(17)(a)1.b. b. A person who has been convicted of a violation of s. 940.01 or a violation of the law of another state or the United States that would be a violation of s. 940.01 if committed in this state.
440.03(17)(a)2. 2. “Martial arts instruction" means instruction in self-defense or combat, but does not include instruction in the use of a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
440.03(17)(b) (b) No person may, for a fee, provide martial arts instruction to a minor if the person is a disqualified offender.
440.03(17)(c) (c) No person may, for a fee, provide martial arts instruction to a minor unless the person has been issued a permit under this subsection.
440.03(17)(d) (d) Except as provided in par. (e), the department shall grant a juvenile martial arts instructor permit to a person if the person pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
440.03(17)(e) (e) Pursuant to s. 440.03 (13) (b), the department shall investigate an applicant for a permit under this subsection. Notwithstanding ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, the department may not issue a juvenile martial arts instructor permit to a person who is a disqualified offender and shall revoke a permit issued to a person under this subsection if, after the permit is issued, the person becomes a disqualified offender.
440.03(17)(f) (f) If a person who holds a permit under this subsection becomes a disqualified offender, the person shall notify the department within 14 days of the date of the conviction.
440.03(17)(g) (g) The department may conduct periodic audits to determine whether any person who holds a permit under this subsection is a disqualified offender.
440.03 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also SPS, Wis. adm. code.
440.03 Annotation Notwithstanding the absence of any state statute limiting eligibility for professional licenses or credentials to persons who are in the country legally, federal law is controlling so that the Department of Regulation and Licensing is prohibited from granting any professional license or credential to an alien who is present in the United States illegally. Because the department is prohibited from issuing professional licenses or credentials to illegal aliens, the department must put in place some procedure practicably designed to reasonably insure that it does not issue licenses or credentials in violation of federal law. OAG 3-07.
440.032 440.032 Sign language interpreting.
440.032(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
440.032(1)(a) (a) “Client" means a deaf or hard of hearing person for whom a person provides interpretation services.
440.032(1)(am) (am) “Committee” means the sign language interpreters advisory committee established under sub. (6m).
440.032(1)(bm) (bm) “Interpreter training program” means any postsecondary educational program that prepares individuals to provide sign language interpretation services to a client.
440.032(1)(c) (c) “Support service provider" means an individual who is trained to act as a link between a person who is deaf and blind and the person's environment.
440.032(1)(d) (d) “Wisconsin interpreting and transliterating assessment" means a program administered by the department of health services to determine and verify the level of competence of communication access services providers who are not certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor, the National Association of the Deaf or its successor, or other similar nationally recognized certification organization, or a successor program administered by the department of health services.
440.032(2) (2) License required.
440.032(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), no person may, for compensation, provide sign language interpretation services for a client unless the person is licensed by the department under sub. (3).
440.032(2)(b) (b) No license is required under this subsection for any of the following:
440.032(2)(b)2. 2. A person interpreting at any school or school-sponsored event if the person is licensed by the department of public instruction as an educational interpreter.
440.032(2)(b)3. 3. A person interpreting at a religious service or at a religious function, including educational or social events sponsored by a religious organization. This subdivision does not apply to a person interpreting for a religious organization at a professional service provided or sponsored by the religious organization.
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 department may grant, on a case-by-case basis, a temporary exemption from the licensure requirement under par. (a) to an individual applying for a temporary exemption, subject to the following:
440.032(2)(c)1.a. a. An individual's application for a temporary exemption under this subdivision shall be in writing, shall describe the reasons why the individual cannot obtain a license under sub. (3) and describe any professional credential the individual does possess, and shall specify the dates the individual intends to provide sign language interpretation services.
440.032(2)(c)1.b. b. The department shall approve or deny a temporary exemption under this subdivision within 10 business days after receiving the application.
440.032(2)(c)2. 2. The department may grant, on a case-by-case basis after receiving advice from the committee, a permanent exemption from the licensure requirement under par. (a) to an individual applying for a permanent exemption, subject to the following:
440.032(2)(c)2.a. a. An individual's application for a permanent exemption under this subdivision shall describe the reasons why the individual cannot obtain a license under sub. (3).
440.032(2)(c)2.b. b. If the applicant for a permanent exemption will be providing sign language interpretations services to a single client only, the individual's application shall identify that client.
440.032(3) (3) Licensure requirements.
440.032(3)(c)(c) Sign language interpreter—intermediate hearing licenses. The department shall grant a sign language interpreter—intermediate hearing license 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 satisfies any of the following:
440.032(3)(c)1. 1. The applicant satisfies all of the following:
440.032(3)(c)1.a. a. The applicant has received at least an associate degree in sign language interpretation, or an equivalent degree, as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(c)1.b. b. The applicant provides evidence satisfactory to the department that the applicant has successfully completed an interpreter training program.
440.032(3)(c)1.c. c. The applicant has passed the basic performance examination of and is certified by the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, or its successor, or the applicant has passed a substantially equivalent examination, as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(c)2. 2. The applicant satisfies all of the following:
440.032(3)(c)2.a. a. The applicant earned an associate degree in sign language interpretation before July 19, 2019.
440.032(3)(c)2.b. b. The applicant has passed the basic performance examination of and is certified by the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, or its successor, or the applicant has passed a substantially equivalent examination, as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(c)3. 3. The applicant satisfies all of the following:
440.032(3)(c)3.a. a. Before July 19, 2019, the applicant passed the basic performance examination of and is certified by the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, or its successor, or before July 19, 2019, the applicant passed a substantially equivalent examination, as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(c)3.b. b. The department approves the applicant's licensure after review of all of the circumstances and receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(d) (d) Sign language interpreter— advanced hearing licenses. The department shall grant a sign language interpreter—advanced hearing license 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 satisfies any of the following:
440.032(3)(d)1. 1. The applicant satisfies all of the following:
440.032(3)(d)1.a. a. The applicant has received at least an associate degree in sign language interpretation, or an equivalent degree as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(d)1.b. b. The applicant provides evidence satisfactory to the department that the applicant has successfully completed an interpreter training program.
440.032(3)(d)1.c. c. The applicant has passed the advanced or master performance examination of and is certified by the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, or its successor; the applicant has passed the examination for and holds the national interpreter certification issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor; or the applicant has passed a substantially equivalent examination, as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(d)2. 2. The applicant was issued before July 19, 2019, and maintains in good standing any of the following:
440.032(3)(d)2.a. a. The national interpreter certification (NIC), advanced or master level national interpreter certification (NIC-Advanced or NIC-Master), certificate of interpretation (CI), certificate of transliteration (CT), comprehensive skills certificate (CSC), master comprehensive skills certificate (MCSC), interpretation certificate (IC), or transliteration certificate (TC), issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., or its successor.
440.032(3)(d)2.b. b. The National Association of the Deaf III, IV, or V certification.
440.032(3)(d)2.c. c. The advanced or master certification of the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters or its successor.
440.032(3)(e) (e) Sign language interpreter— intermediate deaf licenses. The department shall grant a sign language interpreter—intermediate deaf license 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 satisfies all of the following:
440.032(3)(e)1. 1. The applicant holds a high school diploma or its equivalent, as determined by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
440.032(3)(e)2. 2. The applicant submits evidence satisfactory to the department of the applicant's successful completion of at least 40 hours of a deaf interpreter training curriculum approved by the department after receiving advice from the committee.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 102 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on February 24, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 24, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-24-20)