Registration with the State of Wisconsin is an individual choice for each person. It is not required by law that any one person become registered, however, it does offer protection for you as a music therapist. The Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy highly recommends that you register with the State of Wisconsin if you are working in private practice or consulting.
Registration is optional if you work under the following conditions:
- if you are practicing within the scope of another license, permit, registration, certificate, or certification granted by the state of Wisconsin.
- if you are an employee of a federal, state, or local government agency.
Click here to learn how to become a state registered music therapist. Consumers are able to consult the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing website to confirm registration. For other information about professional credentials obtained by music therapists, including board certification, please visit the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists.