Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Social Worker 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.
An applicant for permanent credential may apply for a temporary credential at the same time. (Note: Temporary credentials are not available for applicants applying via reciprocity).
- The temporary credential may be issued to an individual who pays the required fee and meets all the qualifications for the permanent credential except for passing the required national examination.
- The temporary credential expires upon notification of successful completion of the national examination or expiration of the 9-month period, whichever is earlier.
- A temporary credential may be renewed one time for an additional 9-month period.
Contact ASWB to register for the national exam at
www.aswb.org/exam-candidates/exam-registration/. (Applicants have the option of taking the national exam prior to graduation.) The examination for this level is called the ASWB Bachelors examination (formerly Basic Level exam). Board reviews application and determines eligibility to sit for the national exam.
Received a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from a program accredited by, or pre-accreditation program of, the Council on Social Work Education or a doctoral degree in social work. (If you do not meet these requirements, see information pertaining to Social Worker Training Certificate.)
Application for Licensure
1992||Application For Social Worker All pages are required.|
1978||Certificate of Professional Education This form must be sent to DSPS directly from your school.|
2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|
Application for Substance Abuse Specialty
2711||Application for Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization |
2712||Affidavit Regarding Supervised Experience for Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization|
2714||Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization Education and Training Form (for master degree applicants)|
2713||Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization Education and Training Form (for bachelor degree applicants)|