Private Practice School Psychologist

License Information

Per Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Private Practice School Psychologist credential is 09/30/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.

Requirements

Complete steps required for a regular license as a school psychologist issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Hold a regular license as a school psychologist issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

  • Have completed a program for the preparation of school psychologists resulting in a doctor of philosophy, doctor of psychology, doctor of education or education specialist degree, or consisting of a minimum of 60 graduate semester credits resulting in a master's degree in psychology.
  • Submit written verification from the supervising psychologist or a school official or administrator that the applicant has successfully completed one year of experience or internship in school psychology under the supervision of a school psychologist licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
  • Board review of application, determination of eligibility to sit for exam , National Teachers Examination (NTE) Specialty Area Test for School Psychologist

To be approved for the ethics exam and oral interview, your application file must be complete with all supporting documents 30 days prior to the board meeting date in order for the file to be reviewed by the board on that date.  If the board approves your file, you would sit for the ethics exam and appear for the oral interview on the meeting date subsequent to the meeting date that your file was approved.


Application for Licensure

FormDescription
637

Application For the Private Practice of School Psychology
​1899​Experience Verification
​638​Nature of Private Practice of School Psychology 
2829

Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)
2252

​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding the completion of Continuing Education, included in on-line renewal and paper form see Continuing Education Information for details)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or dsps@wisconsin.gov.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Attesting to being permanently retired during renewal waives the Continuing Education requirement, and updates the license status to "Non-Practicing" per PSY 4.02 (h)(i).  Non-practicing licenses are current, but not eligible for practice.  Non-practicing status must be renewed every biennium.

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form: (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area
FormDescription
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship. Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.