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Wis. s. 457.12 Professional counselor license.

The professional counselor section shall grant a professional counselor license to any individual who does all of the following:

(1) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.

(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.

(3) Submits evidence satisfactory to the professional counselor section that he or she has done any of the following:

(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

1. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has received a doctorate degree in professional counseling.

2. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has engaged in the equivalent of 5 years of full-time professional counseling practice.

3. A psychiatrist or a psychologist licensed under ch. 455.

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.

(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:

1. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has received a doctorate degree in professional counseling.

2. An individual licensed as a professional counselor who has engaged in the equivalent of 5 years of full-time professional counseling practice.

3. A psychiatrist or a psychologist licensed under ch. 455.

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.

(4) Passes an examination approved by the professional counselor section to determine minimum competence to practice professional counseling.

457.13 Professional counselor training certificate.

(1) The professional counselor section shall grant a professional counselor training certificate to any individual who does all of the following:

(a) Submits an application for the certificate to the department on a form provided by the department.

(b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6).

(c) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.12 (2).

(d) Submits evidence satisfactory to the professional counselor section that he or she is employed full-time, or has an offer of full-time employment, as a professional counselor in a supervised clinical professional counseling practice or in 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 full-time supervised clinical professional counseling practice.

(2) A professional counselor training certificate is valid for 24 months or until the date on which the holder of the certificate ceases to be employed in a position specified in sub. (1) (d), whichever occurs first, and may not be renewed by the professional counselor section. Notwithstanding s. 457.04 (6), a professional counselor training certificate 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 certificate is valid.

457.14 Temporary certificates. (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:

(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). (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).

(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).

(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).

(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).

(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).

(2) A temporary certificate 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.

 

457.15 Reciprocal certificates and licenses. (1) Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the social worker section may do all of the following:

(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).

(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).

(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).

(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).

(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.

(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.

       

 

(the above is unofficial text for cross reference purposes)

Source Document - Wis s 457