2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 457. Marriage and family therapy, professional counseling and social work examining board.
457.12 Professional counselor license.

457.12

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

457.12(1)

(1) Satisfies the requirements in s. 457.06.

457.12(2)

(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.

457.12(3)

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

457.12(3)(a)

(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:

457.12(3)(a)1.

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

457.12(3)(a)2.

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

457.12(3)(a)3.

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

457.12(3)(a)4.

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.

457.12(3)(b)

(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:

457.12(3)(b)1.

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

457.12(3)(b)2.

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

457.12(3)(b)3.

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

457.12(3)(b)4.

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.

457.12(4)

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

457.12 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 160; 1993 a. 366; 2001 a. 80.

457.12 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also chs. MPSW 12 and 14 and s. MPSW 11.01, Wis. adm. code.

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