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Effective date note NOTE: Par. (q) is created eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22.
455.02(2m)(r) (r) A person engaging in the private practice of school psychology who holds a valid private practice school psychologist license issued under s. 455.04 (4), 2019 stats. A person acting under this paragraph may use the title “private practice school psychologist.”
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (r) is created eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22.
455.02(2m)(s) (s) A person who holds a doctoral degree in psychology but does not engage in the practice of psychology. A person described in this paragraph may use the title “psychologist” or “doctor of psychology.”
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (s) is created eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22.
455.02(3m) (3m) Use of titles. Except as provided in s. 257.03, only an individual licensed under s. 455.04 (1) may use the title “psychologist" or any similar title or state or imply that he or she is licensed to practice psychology, and only an individual licensed under s. 455.04 (4) may use the title “private practice school psychologist" or any similar title or state or imply that he or she is licensed to engage in the private practice of school psychology. Except as provided in s. 257.03, only an individual licensed under s. 455.04 (1) or (4) may represent himself or herself to the public by any description of services incorporating the word “psychological" or “psychology".
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (3m) is renumbered to sub. (1m) (b) and amended eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22.
455.025 455.025 Practice of medicine and surgery. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a psychologist to engage in the practice of medicine and surgery.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is created eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22.
455.025 History History: 2021 a. 22.
455.03 455.03 Temporary practice. A psychologist who is licensed or certified by a similar examining board of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country or province whose standards, in the opinion of the examining board, are equivalent to or higher than the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in s. 455.04 (1) may provide psychological services in this state on not more than 60 days in any year without holding a license issued under s. 455.04 (1). The psychologist shall report to the examining board the nature and extent of his or her practice in this state if it exceeds 20 days within a year. In this section, “day” means any part of a day during which psychological services are rendered.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is shown as amended eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22. Prior to 6-1-21 it reads:
Effective date text 455.03 Temporary practice. A psychologist who is licensed or certified by a similar examining board of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country or province whose standards, in the opinion of the examining board, are equivalent to or higher than the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in s. 455.04 (1) may offer services as a psychologist in this state for not more than 60 working days in any year without holding a license issued under s. 455.04 (1). The psychologist shall report to the examining board the nature and extent of his or her practice in this state if it exceeds 20 working days within a year.
455.03 History History: 1989 a. 243; 2021 a. 22.
455.04 455.04 Licensure of psychologists.
455.04(1)(1)Subject to s. 455.09, the examining board shall grant a psychologist license to an individual who submits an application for the license, pays the fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9), and satisfies all of the following requirements:
455.04(1)(a) (a) Be at least 18 years of age.
455.04(1)(b) (b) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, not have a conviction record.
455.04(1)(c) (c) Hold a doctoral degree in psychology from a program accredited by an organization approved by the examining board, or have had other academic training that the examining board determines to be substantially equivalent on the basis of standards established by rule. The examining board may require examinations to determine the equivalence of training for individuals holding doctoral degrees in psychology from non-American universities.
455.04(1)(d) (d) Complete at least 3,000 hours of supervised graduate-level experience in the practice of psychology under conditions satisfactory to the examining board and established by rule. Supervised hours shall consist of all of the following:
455.04(1)(d)1. 1. At least 1,500 hours of experience in a successfully completed internship, which shall be accrued after the completion of all doctoral level coursework.
455.04(1)(d)2. 2. At least 1,500 hours of experience consisting of any combination of the following, as established by the examining board by rule:
455.04(1)(d)2.a. a. Pre-internship hours that occur after the completion of the first year of the doctoral program or at any time while in a doctoral program after the completion of a master's degree in psychology or its equivalent, as defined by the examining board by rule.
455.04(1)(d)2.b. b. Hours accrued in the internship described in subd. 1. that are in excess of the 1,500 hours required under subd. 1.
455.04(1)(d)2.c. c. Post-internship hours accrued after the completion of the internship under subd. 1., but before the conferral of the doctoral degree.
455.04(1)(d)2.d. d. Postdoctoral hours obtained after the conferral of the doctoral degree.
455.04(1)(e) (e) Pass the examination under s. 455.045 (1) (a).
455.04(1)(f) (f) Pass the examination under s. 455.045 (1) (b).
455.04(2) (2)Subject to s. 455.09, the examining board shall grant an interim psychologist license to an individual who submits an application for the license, pays the fee specified under s. 440.05 (6), and satisfies the requirements for a license under sub. (1) (a) to (c), (d) 1., and (f). An individual licensed under this subsection may provide psychological services only under the supervision of qualified supervisors, as determined by the examining board.
455.04(3) (3)The examining board may waive the requirements of sub. (1) (c) to (e) if an applicant holds a certificate or license of an examining board of some other state or territory or foreign country or province, if the standards of such other examining board are deemed by the members of this examining board to be substantially equivalent to the standards of this state.
455.04(4) (4)An individual who, on May 31, 2021, held a valid private practice school psychologist license under s. 455.04 (4), 2019 stats., may continue to renew that license as provided in s. 455.06. The examining board may not grant any initial private practice school psychologist license on the basis of an application received on or after June 1, 2021.
455.04(5) (5)Applicants for licensure under this section may be required to appear before the examining board in person prior to licensure to allow the examining board to make such inquiry of them as to qualifications and other matters as it considers proper.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is shown as affected eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22. Prior to 6-1-21 it reads:
Effective date text 455.04 Licensure of psychologists and private practice school psychologists. (1) The department shall issue a psychologist license to an individual who submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department, pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1) or, if sub. (3) applies, the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), and is found by the examining board to meet all of the following requirements:
Effective date text (a) Be at least 18 years of age.
Effective date text (b) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, not have an arrest or conviction record.
Effective date text (c) Hold a doctoral degree in psychology from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state board of education in the state in which the college or university is located, or have had other academic training or specialized experience, which in the opinion of the board is equivalent thereto. The board may require examinations to determine the equivalence of such training and experience and may also require examinations for individuals holding doctoral degrees in psychology from non-American universities.
Effective date text (d) Have had at least one year of appropriate experience in psychological work under conditions satisfactory to the examining board in addition to satisfying par. (c). However, the examining board may not adopt rules requiring an internship.
Effective date text (e) Pass the examination under s. 455.045 (1) (a). This paragraph does not apply to an applicant who is licensed as a psychologist in another state if the applicant submits proof of completion of continuing educational programs or courses approved under s. 455.065 (4) for the minimum number of hours required in the rules promulgated under s. 455.065 (3).
Effective date text (f) Pass the examination under s. 455.045 (1) (b).
Effective date text (3) The examining board may waive the requirements of sub. (1) (c) and (d) if a candidate holds a diploma of the American board of examiners in professional psychology, or holds a certificate or license of an examining board of some other state or territory or foreign country or province, if the standards of such other examining board are deemed by the members of this board to be equivalent to the standards of this state and like reciprocity is extended to holders of licenses issued by this state.
Effective date text (4) The department shall issue a private practice school psychologist license to an individual who submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department, pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1) and is found by the examining board to meet all of the following requirements:
Effective date text (a) Be at least 18 years of age.
Effective date text (b) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, not have an arrest or conviction record.
Effective date text (c) Have completed a program for the preparation of school psychologists resulting in a doctor of philosophy, doctor of psychology, doctor of education or education specialist degree, or consisting of a minimum of 60 graduate semester credits resulting in a master's degree in psychology.
Effective date text (d) Submit written verification from the supervising psychologist or a school official or administrator that the applicant has successfully completed one year of experience or internship in school psychology under the supervision of a school psychologist licensed by the department of public instruction.
Effective date text (e) Hold a regular license as a school psychologist issued by the department of public instruction.
Effective date text (f) Pass the examination under s. 455.045 (2) (a). This paragraph does not apply to an applicant who is licensed as a private practice school psychologist in another state if the applicant submits proof of completion of continuing educational programs or courses approved under s. 455.065 (4) for the minimum number of hours required in the rules promulgated under s. 455.065 (3).
Effective date text (g) Pass the examination under s. 455.045 (2) (b).
Effective date text (5) Applicants for licensure under subs. (1) and (4) may be required to appear before the examining board in person prior to licensure to allow the examining board to make such inquiry of them as to qualifications and other matters as it considers proper.
455.04 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Psy 2 and 3, Wis. adm. code.
455.045 455.045 Examinations.
455.045(1)(1)In order to qualify for a psychologist license under s. 455.04 (1), an applicant must have passed all of the following examinations:
455.045(1)(a) (a) A written examination on the professional practice of psychology.
455.045(1)(b) (b) A written examination on state law related to the practice of psychology.
455.045(3) (3)The examining board shall set passing scores for examinations under sub. (1) (a) or (b). The examining board may adopt passing scores recommended by test developers.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is shown as affected eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22. Prior to 6-1-21 it reads:
Effective date text 455.045 Examinations. (1) The examining board shall administer the following examinations for psychologist licensure at least semiannually at times and places determined by the examining board:
Effective date text (a) A written examination on the practice of psychology.
Effective date text (b) A written examination in the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare.
Effective date text (2) The examining board shall administer the following examinations for private practice school psychologist licensure at least semiannually at times and places determined by the examining board:
Effective date text (a) A written examination on the private practice of school psychology.
Effective date text (b) A written examination in the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare.
Effective date text (3) The examining board shall promulgate rules establishing standards for public notice of examinations and for acceptable performance on examinations under this section.
455.045 History History: 1989 a. 243; 2021 a. 22.
455.045 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Psy 2 and 3, Wis. adm. code.
455.06 455.06 Renewals.
455.06(1)(1)
455.06(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), the renewal dates for licenses issued under this chapter or under s. 455.04 (4), 2019 stats., are specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), and the renewal fee for such licenses is determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
455.06(1)(b) (b) A license issued under s. 455.04 (2) is valid for 2 years or until the individual obtains a license under s. 455.04 (1) and may not be renewed, except that the examining board may promulgate rules specifying circumstances in which the examining board, in cases of hardship, may allow an individual to renew a license issued under s. 455.04 (2). Notwithstanding sub. (2), an individual holding a license issued under s. 455.04 (2) is not required to complete continuing education.
455.06(2) (2)An applicant for renewal of a license issued under this chapter or under s. 455.04 (4), 2019 stats., shall include with his or her application proof in the form specified by the examining board that he or she has completed the hours of continuing education required under s. 455.065.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is shown as repealed and recreated eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22. Prior to 6-1-21 it reads:
Effective date text 455.06 Renewals. The renewal date for licenses issued under s. 455.04 (1) and (4) is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), and the renewal fee for such licenses is determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a). An applicant for renewal of a license shall include with his or her application proof of completion of continuing education programs or courses approved under s. 455.065 (4) for the minimum number of hours required in the rules promulgated under s. 455.065 (1).
455.06 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Psy 4, Wis. adm. code.
455.065 455.065 Continuing education requirements. The examining board shall do all of the following:
455.065(1) (1)Promulgate rules establishing the minimum number of hours of continuing education, the topic areas that the continuing education must cover, the criteria for the approval of continuing education programs and courses required for renewal of a license, and the criteria for the approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of those continuing education programs and courses. The examining board may establish criteria for the substitution of hours of professional activities to meet continuing education requirements.
455.065(4) (4)Approve continuing education programs and courses in accordance with the criteria established under sub. (1).
455.065(5) (5)Promulgate rules establishing the criteria for the substitution of uncompensated hours of professional assistance volunteered to the department of health services for some or all hours of continuing education credits required under sub. (1). The eligible substitution hours shall involve professional evaluation of community programs for the certification and recertification of community mental health programs, as defined in s. 51.01 (3n), by the department of health services.
455.065(6) (6)Grant a postponement of or waiver from the continuing education requirements under this section on the basis of prolonged illness or disability or on other grounds constituting extreme hardship. The examining board shall consider each application individually on its merits, and the examining board may grant a postponement, partial waiver, or total waiver of the requirement as the examining board deems appropriate.
455.065(7) (7)Grant an exemption from the continuing education requirements under this section to a psychologist who certifies to the examining board that he or she has permanently retired from the practice of psychology. A psychologist who has been granted an exemption under this subsection may not return to active practice without submitting evidence satisfactory to the examining board of having completed the required continuing education credits within the 2-year period prior to the return to the practice of psychology.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is shown as affected eff. 6-1-21 by 2021 Wis. Act 22. Prior to 6-1-21 it reads:
Effective date text 455.065 Continuing education requirements. The examining board shall do all of the following:
Effective date text (1) Promulgate rules establishing the minimum number of hours of continuing education, the topic areas that the continuing education must cover, the criteria for the approval of continuing education programs and courses required for renewal of a license and the criteria for the approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of those continuing education programs and courses.
Effective date text (3) Promulgate rules establishing the minimum number of hours of continuing education, the topic areas that the continuing education must cover, the criteria for the approval of continuing education programs and courses required for the exemptions from the examination requirements under s. 455.04 (1) (e) and (4) (f) and the criteria for the approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of those continuing education programs and courses.
Effective date text (4) Approve continuing education programs and courses in accordance with the criteria established under subs. (1) and (3).
Effective date text (5) Promulgate rules establishing the criteria for the substitution of uncompensated hours of professional assistance volunteered to the department of health services for some or all hours of continuing education credits required under subs. (1) and (3). The eligible substitution hours shall involve professional evaluation of community programs for the certification and recertification of community mental health programs, as defined in s. 51.01 (3n), by the department of health services.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 24 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 15, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 15, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-15-21)