Now Live: Easier Online License Applications!
LicensE, our new, online, self-guided occupational license application platform is now live! The list of licenses available via LicensE plus user guides and other resources are available on the LicensE Customer Information page. Anyone applying for an initial license for any of the credentials listed can apply at license.wi.gov.
LicensE is for new, initial applications only. To renew your license, click HERE.
We are introducing a new LicensE Application Status Lookup tool. This tool will make it easier for employers to track the application status of current and future employees, and it will help academic advisors support students during the license application process. To access the Application Status Lookup tool, individuals will need an applicant's 10-digit PAR number. An applicant may provide the number to anyone who could support their application. For more information, see our press release.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Music 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 Music Therapists by one of the following organizations:
The Certification Board for Music Therapists, National Music Therapy Registry, American Music Therapy Association, or another national organization that certifies, registers or accredits Music Therapists.
In order to practice psychotherapy, a registered music 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
Bachelor's degree or higher in music therapy from colleges and university programs approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). In addition to an earned academic degree, the bachelor's degree candidate must demonstrate completion of 1200 hours of clinical training, including a supervised internship.
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|