Notwithstanding chs. 440
, an individual applying for an initial credential or for an initial reciprocal credential shall pay a fee for the credential that is equal to 10 percent of the standard fee for that credential if the family income of the individual does not exceed 180 percent of the federal poverty line established under 42 USC 9902
History: 2017 a. 319
Credit card payments. 440.055(2)(2)
If the department permits the payment of a fee with use of a credit card, the department shall charge a credit card service charge for each transaction. The credit card service charge shall be in addition to the fee that is being paid with the credit card and shall be sufficient to pay the costs to the department for providing this service to persons who request it, including the cost of any services for which the department contracts under sub. (3)
The department may contract for services relating to the payment of fees by credit card under this section.
History: 1995 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
Refunds and reexaminations.
The secretary may establish uniform procedures for refunds of fees paid under s. 440.05
and uniform procedures and fees for reexaminations under chs. 440
See also ch. SPS 4
, Wis. adm. code.
Examination standards and services. 440.07(1)(1)
In addition to the standards specified in chs. 440
, examinations for credentials shall reasonably relate to the skills likely to be needed for an applicant to practice in this state at the time of examination and shall seek to determine the applicant's preparedness to exercise the skills.
The department, examining board or affiliated credentialing board having authority to credential applicants may do any of the following:
Prepare, administer and grade examinations.
Approve, in whole or in part, an examination prepared, administered and graded by a test service provider.
The department may charge a fee to an applicant for a credential who fails an examination required for the credential and requests a review of his or her examination results. The fee shall be based on the cost of the review. No fee may be charged for the review unless the amount of the fee or the procedure for determining the amount of the fee is specified in rules promulgated by the department.
See also ch. SPS 4
, Wis. adm. code.
Department of Regulation and Licensing test scores were subject to disclosure under the open records law. Munroe v. Braatz, 201 Wis. 2d 442
, 549 N.W.2d 452
(Ct. App. 1996), 95-2557
No degree completion requirement to sit for examination. 440.071(1)(1)
Except as provided under sub. (2)
, the department or a credentialing board or other board in the department may not require a person to complete any postsecondary education or other program before the person is eligible to take an examination for a credential the department or credentialing board or other board in the department grants or issues.
This section does not apply to an examination for a real estate appraiser certification under s. 458.06
or license under s. 458.08
History: 2013 a. 114
Military service education, training, instruction, or other experience. 440.075(1)(1)
In this section, “instruction" means any education, training, instruction, or other experience related to an occupation or profession.
The department, if the department issues the credential, or the credentialing board, if a credentialing board issues the credential, shall count any relevant instruction that an applicant for an initial credential has obtained in connection with the applicant's military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g)
, toward satisfying any instruction requirements for that credential if the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department or credentialing board that the instruction obtained by the applicant is substantially equivalent to the instruction required for the initial credential.
History: 2011 a. 120
Military medical personnel program. 440.077(1)(a)
“Advanced practice nurse prescriber” means an advanced practice nurse prescriber certified under s. 441.16 (2)
“Disease” means any pain, injury, deformity, physical or mental illness, or departure from complete health or the proper condition of the human body or any of its parts.
“Military medical personnel” means a person who has served as an army medic, a navy or coast guard corpsman, or an air force aerospace medical technician in the U.S. armed forces and who was discharged or released from such service in the previous 12 months under honorable or general conditions.
“Registered professional nurse” means a registered nurse who is licensed under ch. 441
or who holds a multistate license, as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h)
, issued in a party state, as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (k)
To examine into the fact, condition, or cause of human health or disease, or to treat, operate, prescribe, or advise for the same, by any means or instrumentality.
To apply principles or techniques of medical sciences in the diagnosis or prevention of any of the conditions in subd. 1. a.
and par. (b)
To offer, undertake, attempt, or hold oneself out in any manner as able to do any of the acts described in this paragraph.
“Skilled health services” does not include surgical procedures or issuing prescription orders.
The department, in collaboration with the department of veterans affairs, the medical examining board, and the board of nursing, shall establish a program in which military medical personnel may temporarily perform certain skilled health services while supervised in an inpatient health care facility, outpatient health care facility, community-based residential facility, or a residential care apartment complex without having to obtain a license under s. 441.06
, or 448.974
Under the program under par. (a)
, the services that a military medical personnel may provide shall reflect the level of training and experience of the military medical personnel. Before performing any services under the program under par. (a)
, the military medical personnel shall complete and sign a memorandum of understanding on a form prescribed by the medical examining board and shall submit the memorandum of understanding to his or her employer. The memorandum of understanding shall detail the military medical personnel's scope of practice.
Under the program under par. (a)
, a participating military medical personnel shall be supervised by a physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, registered professional nurse, or advanced practice nurse prescriber. The supervising physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, registered professional nurse, or advanced practice nurse prescriber shall retain responsibility for the care of the patient.
In order to participate in the program under sub. (2) (a)
, a military medical personnel shall establish a reasonable timeline with his or her employer that describes the actions the military medical personnel intends to take to acquire a license under s. 441.06
, or 448.974
including the date by which the military medical personnel agrees to acquire the license. The military medical personnel shall submit the timeline to the department on a form provided by the department.
A military medical personnel becomes ineligible to participate in the program under sub. (2) (a)
beginning on the day after the date that the military medical personnel agreed to acquire a license under par. (a)
The timeline to acquire a license under par. (a)
may not be longer than is reasonably necessary considering the license the military medical personnel intends to acquire, his or her education and experience, and any other relevant factors.
The medical examining board may extend the timeline under par. (a)
if it appears that, because of unforeseen circumstances, the applicant requires more time to receive a license under s. 441.06
, or 448.974
The medical examining board shall oversee the operations of the program under sub. (2) (a)
The department may promulgate any rules necessary for the administration of this section.
History: 2021 a. 158
; s. 35.17 correction in (2) (b).
Credential renewal. 440.08(1)(1)
Notice of renewal.
The department shall give a notice of renewal to each holder of a credential at least 30 days prior to the renewal date of the credential. Notice may be mailed to the last address provided to the department by the credential holder or may be given by electronic transmission. Failure to receive a notice of renewal is not a defense in any disciplinary proceeding against the holder or in any proceeding against the holder for practicing without a credential. Failure to receive a notice of renewal does not relieve the holder from the obligation to pay a penalty for late renewal under sub. (3)
(2) Renewal dates, fees and applications. 440.08(2)(a)(a)
Except as provided in par. (b)
and in ss. 440.51
, 447.04 (2) (c) 2.
, 447.05 (1) (b)
, 449.17 (1m) (d)
, 449.18 (2) (e)
, 455.06 (1) (b)
, and 463.25
and subch. II of ch. 448
, the renewal dates for credentials are as follows:
Accountant, certified public: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
Accounting corporation or partnership: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
Advanced practice nurse prescriber: October 1 of each even-numbered year.
Aesthetics establishment: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Aesthetics school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Aesthetics specialty school: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist: except as limited in s. 440.88 (4)
, March 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Anesthesiologist assistant: October 1 of each even-numbered year.
Appraisal management company: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
Appraiser, real estate, certified general: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
Appraiser, real estate, certified residential: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
Appraiser, real estate, licensed: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
Architectural or engineering firm, partnership or corporation: February 1 of each even-numbered year.
Barbering establishment: April 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Cemetery authority, licensed: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
Cemetery authority, registered: December 15 of each even-numbered year; $10.
Cemetery preneed seller: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
Cemetery salesperson: December 15 of each even-numbered year.