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 at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Prevention Specialist credential is 02/28/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.
2017 Wisconsin Act 262, as of May 1, 2018, the requirements to obtain a Prevention Specialist credential have changed.
Complete 120 hours of approved education, including 50 hours specific to alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse and six (6) hours specific to ethics, in the following content areas:
- Planning and evaluation
- Prevention education and service delivery
- Community organization
- Public Policy and environmental change
- Professional growth and responsibility
Application for Licensure
2745||Application for Prevention Specialist|
2786||Application for Out-of-State Reciprocity Prevention Specialist |
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the application for the credential.)|
2781||Education and Training Form|
|3222||Re-Registration Application for Substance Abuse Professionals (For credentials expired five (5) years or more)|
2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (If applicable)|
3085||Application for Predetermination|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
|Fax Payment Form|