2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 457. Marriage and family therapy, professional counseling and social work examining board.
457.08 Social worker certificates and licenses.

457.08

457.08 Social worker certificates and licenses.

457.08(1)

(1) Social worker certificate. The social worker section shall grant a social worker certificate to an individual who qualifies under s. 457.09 (5) (d) or to any individual who does all of the following:

457.08(1)(a)

(a) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.

457.08(1)(b)

(b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section that he or she has received a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from a program accredited by, or a preaccreditation program of, the council on social work education or a doctorate degree in social work.

457.08(1)(c)

(c) Passes an examination approved by the social worker section to determine minimum competence to practice as a social worker as specified in the rules promulgated under s. 457.03 (2).

457.08(2)

(2) Advanced practice social worker certificate. The social worker section shall grant an advanced practice social worker certificate to any individual who is certified under sub. (1) and does all of the following:

457.08(2)(a)

(a) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.

457.08(2)(b)

(b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section that he or she has received a master's degree in social work from a program accredited by, or a preaccreditation program of, the council on social work education or a doctorate degree in social work.

457.08(2)(c)

(c) Passes an examination approved by the social worker section to determine minimum competence to practice as an advanced practice social worker as specified in the rules promulgated under s. 457.03 (2).

457.08(3)

(3) Independent social worker certificate. The social worker section shall grant an independent social worker certificate to any individual who is certified under sub. (1) and does all of the following:

457.08(3)(a)

(a) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.

457.08(3)(b)

(b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section that he or she has received a master's degree in social work from a program accredited by, or a preaccreditation program of, the council on social work education or a doctorate degree in social work.

457.08(3)(c)

(c) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section that after receiving a master's or doctorate degree in social work he or she has engaged in the equivalent of at least 2 years of full-time supervised social work practice approved by the social worker section.

457.08 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. MPSW 4, Wis. adm. code.

457.08(3)(d)

(d) Passes an examination approved by the social worker section to determine minimum competence to practice as an independent social worker as specified in the rules promulgated under s. 457.03 (2) or passes the academy of certified social workers examination administered by the National Association of Social Workers.

457.08(4)

(4) Clinical social worker license. The social worker section shall grant a clinical social worker license to any individual who is certified under sub. (1) and does all of the following:

457.08(4)(a)

(a) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.

457.08(4)(b)

(b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section that he or she satisfies each of the following:

457.08(4)(b)1.

1. The individual has received a master's degree in social work from a program accredited by, or a preaccreditation program of, the council on social work education or a doctorate degree in social work.

457.08(4)(b)2.

2. As part of the master's or doctorate degree program specified in subd. 1. or postgraduate studies, the individual has completed a clinical social work concentration and supervised clinical field training, both of which are approved by the social worker section, except that, upon the advice of the social worker section, the examining board may promulgate rules that allow an individual to substitute a specified number of hours of supervised clinical work experience for the supervised clinical field training.

457.08(4)(c)

(c) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section that after receiving a master's or doctorate degree in social work he or she has engaged in the equivalent of at least 3,000 hours of clinical social work practice, including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact, supervised by one of the following:

457.08(4)(c)1.

1. An individual licensed as a clinical social worker who has received a doctorate degree in social work.

457.08(4)(c)2.

2. An individual licensed as a clinical social worker who has engaged in the equivalent of 5 years of full-time clinical social work.

457.08(4)(c)3.

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

457.08(4)(c)4.

4. An individual, other than an individual specified in subd. 1., 2., or 3., who is approved by the social worker section or satisfies requirements for supervision that are specified in rules promulgated by the examining board upon the advice of the social worker section.

457.08 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. MPSW 4, Wis. adm. code.

457.08(4)(d)

(d) Passes an examination approved by the social worker section to determine minimum competence to practice as a clinical social worker.

457.08 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 160; 1995 a. 27; 2001 a. 80; 2003 a. 301.

457.08 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. MPSW 3, Wis. adm. code.

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