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 at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
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.
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||Application for Music, Art, or Dance Therapist Registration|
|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||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|