Now Live: Easier Online License Applications and Renewals!
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 also available for some license renewals - currently twenty-seven professions. The complete list of license renewals available via LicensE is near the bottom of the LicensE Customer Information page.
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 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||Credentialing Information for Certified Social Worker Applicants|
|4211||Information for Social Work Application Completion (Information about Reciprocity)|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the application for the credential.)|
1978||Certificate of Professional Education This form must be sent to DSPS directly from your school.|
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 (if applicable)|
3071||Fax Payment Form|
|3219 ||Information for Social Worker Late Renewal Applicants (For credentials expired five (5) years or more)|
Application for Substance Abuse Specialty
|2711||Application for Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization|
|2712||Affidavit Regarding Supervised Experience for Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization|
|2713||Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization Education and Training Form|