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Important E-Licensing Information! Read Carefully!

E-Licensing is best viewed with your monitor at 1024 x 768 screen resolution. You may change your screen resolution in the control panel. E-Licensing (exit DHS) may be viewed in either Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.

In order to communicate with all EMS Providers, Service Directors and Medical Directors, our office uses the email address you entered into your E-Licensing (exit DHS) account.

Please make sure the email address entered in your E-Licensing account is current and that you are able to access it regularly. It is your responsibility to keep this information current. If you obtain a new email address or U.S. postal mailing address, log into E-Licensing and update your profile. Per DHS 110. 13(4): “An EMS professional shall notify the department of any change in his or her name, address, or other information kept by the department within 30 days of the change, using the department's electronic licensing system or, at the department's request, submitting updated information to the department in paper form.”

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If you do not have a Wisconsin E-Licensing account, you will need to create an account in the Wisconsin E-Licensing system. If you are setting up your initial E-Licensing (exit DHS) account you can use these E-Licensing Account Setup Instructions (PDF, 645 KB) to assist you with the initial set-up process.

If you have been assigned a random password, you will be required to change your password the first time you log in.  Please do not share logon and password information with anyone.  When you first log into E-Licensing, click on Update Profile and make certain that all your personal information is correct and up-to-date.  It is your responsibility to keep this information current at all times.  If you move or obtain a new email address, please log into E-Licensing (exit DHS) and update your profile.

If you currently have a Wisconsin E-Licensing account but are unable to access your account, you can recover your login and password information. Navigate to the https://www.wi-emss.org/public/wisconsin/ (exit DHS) page and enter your requested account information. For further assistance, contact the Wisconsin EMS Office:  dhsemssmail@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Online Applications Available

Training Permits | Initial / Upgrade / Downgrade Applications | Credential Agreements
Reciprocity Applications | Instructor Applications | Late Renewal / Reinstatement Forms

The applications below are located in E-Licensing (exit DHS). There is a brief description of each application and its use. It is very important that you choose the correct application.

Training Permits:

EMS Training Center Training Permit - This application must be used by applicants who are enrolled in a Wisconsin approved EMS Training Center for all initial and upgrade initial education. The approved permit allows students to participate in clinical field requirements. Your instructor will provide you with a required EMS Training Center Training Permit Eligibility Certification – For Electronic In Class Training Permits - F-00646 (Word, 58 KB) This training permit is to be used as listed in DHS 110.15(2)

Basic Training Permit Application (Only for part of a licensed EMT Basic service) – This application must be used by applicants who do not hold a Wisconsin EMS Personnel certificate or license. This training permit is to be used as listed in DHS 110.15(2)

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Initial / Upgrade / Downgrade Applications:

EMS Personnel Initial License Application – This application must be used by applicants who never held a Wisconsin EMS Personnel certificate or license. This application assigns a new EMS Personnel number. DHS 110.06

EMS Personnel Upgrade License Application – This application must be used by applicants who have a Wisconsin EMS Personnel certificate or license but are applying to upgrade the level of their certificate/license to a higher level. This application retains your current EMS Personnel certificate/license number. DHS 110.08(1)

Provider Downgrade License Application – This application must be used by applicants who have a Wisconsin EMS Personnel certificate or license but are applying to downgrade the level of their certificate/license to a lower level. This application retains your current EMS Personnel certificate/license number. DHS 110.08(2)

Credential Agreements:

Basic Training Permit Local Credential Application – You must hold a current Basic Training Permit with a licensed EMT Basic Service prior to completing this application. This application is to be used by EMS Personnel to apply for local credentialing with an EMS agency/provider. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from the EMS agency’s service director and medical director prior to being authorized to practice with the service. You must be locally credentialed prior to practicing with an EMS agency. There are EMS services with similar names so please select your service carefully!

Local Credential Agreement – You must hold a current certificate/license prior to completing this application. This application is to be used by EMS Personnel to apply for local credentialing with an EMS agency/provider. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from the EMS agency’s service director and medical director prior to being authorized to practice with the service. You must be locally credentialed prior to practicing with an EMS agency. There are EMS services with similar names so please select your service carefully. DHS 110.11

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Reciprocity Forms:

Reciprocity License Form – These forms must be completed by individuals applying for a Reciprocity License. EMS Personnel certificates/licenses who have held any EMS personnel license/certification another state and/or who completed EMS training in another state. There is a $50.00 fee for all reciprocity applications DHS 110.16(1)(e)

Out of State Trained Individuals Verification of License Form – These forms must be completed by individuals applying for a Reciprocity License. EMS Personnel certificates/licenses who have held any EMS personnel license or certificate in another state and/or who completed EMS training in another state.

Out of State Trained Individuals Verification of Education Form – These forms must be completed by individuals applying for a Reciprocity License. EMS Personnel who have completed EMS training in another state.

Instructor Applications:

EMS Instructor I License Application – This application is for applicants to assist Instructor II in the Wisconsin EMS education setting. This application does not assign a new EMS Personnel number. DHS 110.27

EMS Instructor I Local Credential Application – You must hold a current Instructor I license prior to completing this application. This application is to be used by EMS Personnel to apply for local credentialing with an EMS training center. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from the EMS training center’s service director and medical director prior to being authorized to practice with the service. You must be locally credentialed prior to practicing with an EMS training center.

EMS Instructor II License Application – This application is for applicants to be a licensed instructor II in the Wisconsin EMS education setting. This application does not assign a new EMS Personnel number. DHS 110.28

EMS Instructor II Local Credential Application – You must hold a current Instructor I license prior to completing this application. This application is to be used by EMS Personnel to apply for local credentialing with an EMS training center. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from the EMS training center’s service director and medical director prior to being authorized to practice with the service. You must be locally credentialed prior to practicing with an EMS training center.

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Late Renewal / Reinstatement Forms:

Late Renewal License Form – This application must be used by applicants who have held a Wisconsin EMS Personnel certificate or license and did not renew their certification or license that has been expired for less than as described in DHS 110.09(1) This application does not assign a new EMS Personnel number. There is a Late Renewal administrative fee of $50.00 as listed in DHS 110.16(1)(a)

Reinstatement Form – This application must be used by applicants who have held a Wisconsin EMS Personnel certificate or license and did not renew their certification or license that has been expired for less than as described in DHS 110.09(2) This application does not assign a new EMS Personnel number. There is a Reinstatement administrative fee of $75.00 as listed in DHS 110.16(1)(b)

E-Licensing will communicate with you as you go through the application process.  Once your license is issued, you will be notified by email.  You may then log into E-Licensing and print a copy of your license.  Only then should you complete the Local Credential Agreement.

Carefully follow all of the above instructions.  You may now go to  E-Licensing (exit DHS) to update your profile or create a new account and complete the appropriate application.

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