Wisconsin Music Therapy Registry

In 1998, Wisconsin became the first state to formally recognize music therapy as a profession through legislation.  The Wisconsin Music/Art/Dance Therapy Registry is the result of legislation which ensures that the public has access to these therapies by qualified professionals trained specifically in these fields. It is a title protection act. No one may use the title Wisconsin Music Therapist – Registered (WMTR) unless they are registered with the state of Wisconsin.

Registration with the State of Wisconsin is not required by law, however offers protection to consumers and music therapists.  Wondering if WMTR is for you?  Keep in mind, an increased number of MT-BCs with WMTR credentials is an important step in pursuing Licensure in Wisconsin – so we recommend applying! The current cost is $51, due on September 30th in odd numbered years.

Registration for WMTR

Want to register for the WMTR credentials? Follow step by step instructions on the Department of Safety and Professional Services website and/or follow the WCMT Tutorial Video below!

**Completed the application prior to May 2022?  Access, update, and renew your license here**

If you have questions regarding the Wisconsin Music Therapy Registry or want to become more involved with government relations here in Wisconsin, you can reach out to our Government Relations Chair: Nancy Dexter-Schabow, MM, MT-BC, WMTR