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LicensE, our new, online, self-guided occupational license application platform is now live! The list of licenses available via LicensE is available HERE. Starting on May 16, 2022, those applicants can apply at license.wi.gov.
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Wis. Stat. § 440.08(2), the required renewal date for the Art Therapist credential is 09/30/even odd years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Applicants must be certified, registered or accredited as Art Therapists by the Art Therapy Credentials Board or another national organization that certifies, registers, or accredits Art Therapists.
In order to practice psychotherapy, an art therapist must submit an application for psychotherapy and provide evidence of additional qualifications. The state examination must be passed prior to taking the National Exam.
Pre-Credential Education Information
Core curriculum as outlined in the American Association of Art Therapists (AATA) Education Standards for Master's Degree programs in art therapy or in counseling or a related field with an emphasis in art therapy. Degrees must be earned at accredited universities from programs that are also approved by the AATA Education Program Approval Board.
Application for Licensure
2427||Credentialing Information for Music, Art, or Dance Therapist Registration Applicants|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the application for the credential.)|
2426||Request for Verification of Certification, Registration or Accreditation (Complete this form and forward to the organization where you are Certified, Registered, or Accredited.)|
2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (If applicable)|
3085||Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|
Application for License to Practice Psychotherapy
2575||Credentialing Information for Music, Art, or Dance License to Practice Psychotherapy Applicants |
2585||Certificate of Professional Education (This form must be completed by your school and sent directly to the Department.)|
2586||Affidavit of Supervisor|