2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record. To apply for a predetermination, please fill out
Form 3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form. Pursuant to
Wis. Stat. §
111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.
Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States
Department of Health and Human Services website prior to
submitting Form 3217.
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||Application for Music, Art or Dance Therapist Registration|
|3217||Application for 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 (Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal, state, or local law, including municipal ordinances, in this state or any other)|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|
Application for License to Practice Psychotherapy
2575||Music, Art, or Dance License to Practice Psychotherapy Application |
2585||Certificate of Professional Education (This form must be completed by your school and sent directly to the Department.)|
2586||Affidavit of Supervisor|