2012-2014 Late Renewal Instructions
Important Licensing Information
If you do not renew your Wisconsin EMS license by
June 30, 2012, you may not function as an EMS provider after that date.
According to DHS 110.05 (2), a person acting or advertising as an EMT or first
responder without a license or certificate issued by the department or
without appropriate credentialing may be subject to department action under
sub ch. V or s. 256.15 (11) (c), (d), or (f), Stats., as applicable.
Starting July 1, 2012, the 2012 EMS Provider Late Renewal Application will
be available and accessible until December 31, 2012. To be considered, the completed
application must be submitted to E-Licensing prior to this date. In addition, under DHS 110.16 (1) (a), the applicant for a
late renewal will be charged a $50.00 late renewal fee.
The Wisconsin EMS Office issues only a single license at your highest
eligible level (your "primary license level") based on your education and
training. Complete only one (1) 2012 EMS Provider Late Renewal
Local credentialing is a process for obtaining both service director and
medical director authorization to practice with a specific service and is
done electronically using the "Local Credential Agreement" (LCA) form
through your E-Licensing account. If your license has
not been renewed, you are NO LONGER listed as being on a service's roster
(see your E-Licensing profile), and you must complete a LCA for that service in
order to operate under your license. The LCA process is required for
each new service you join.
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other browsers that are known to be compatible.
Logging Into Your E-Licensing Account
Go to E-Licensing: https://www.wi-emss.org/public/wisconsin/ (exit DHS).
Log into your E-Licensing account by entering your user name and password (see link at the beginning and end of these instructions).
- If you do not have your user name and password you may attempt to recover your
logon information by going to the E-Licensing logon page and clicking
"Forgot Password." If your E-Licensing account has a valid email address
on file, your logon information will be sent to you by email.
If we do not have an active email address on file,
contact the EMS office for assistance or send your name, license number,
and current email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org for faster
- You may be required to change your password when you log in. If you
see "Your password is expired" you have successfully logged into
E-Licensing. Follow the directions provided to change your password to
one you will remember using the required format.
- DO NOT share your password with anyone as your E-Licensing
account contains personally identifiable information!
Once you have logged into E-Licensing and changed your password, use your
user name and new password to log in; again, DO NOT share your password
If you get an "invalid logon" message, try logging in using your WARDS
user name and password, if known. If that does not work, try your
E-Licensing user name and password again which may then 'sync' your
accounts. Logons are case-sensitive so make certain you are entering your
user name and password EXACTLY as provided using correct capitalization and
no extra spaces. If you still get an error message, contact the EMS office
at email@example.com for assistance.
Update Your E-Licensing Information
Once logged into E-Licensing, verify and/or update your profile with your
current demographic information. We strongly recommend that you use a stable
email address that will not change frequently. It is not necessary to add
CPR and/or ACLS on your profile as it will be required on the renewal
application. In your profile, select "Click here to
show your current services" to make certain you are credentialed with the
correct services. If you work with services not shown, you must complete a
Local Credential Agreement (LCA) available through your E-Licensing account
to be added to the service roster. You may not function as an EMS Provider
if you are not properly credentialed with the service. If you are no
longer on services showing in your list, contact the service director and
ask that he/she remove you from their WARDS roster.
Have Your Renewal Information Handy
You will need the following information to complete your 2012 EMS
Provider Late Renewal Application:
- Initial or refresher EMS training completed between July 1, 2010 and
December 31, 2012.
- Your current CPR card.
- If you are renewing an Intermediate or Paramedic license, your
current ACLS card.
- If you received a felony or misdemeanor conviction since February
2008, have pending charges at this time or received a traffic violation
that led to the suspension, revocation or withdrawal of your driver's
license, all required court documentation. (You will have the
opportunity to upload the documents if you have them electronically.)
Renew Your License
- To begin the license renewal process, click on "Apply for a License"
then select the "2012 EMS Provider Late Renewal Application ".
- If you do not see the renewal application, check your profile to
make certain you are currently licensed with a June 30, 2012 expiration
- You may only renew at the level of your current license. If you are
eligible to upgrade your license level or wish to downgrade your license
level, you must complete the Provider Upgrade application or the
Provider Downgrade application, NOT the 2012 EMS Provider Late Renewal
- Under "current applications" you will find the "Renewal Part 1:
Emergency Medical Services Workforce Survey." Click on "start."
Completion of this survey is required to renew your license. It is
necessary to gather information about the EMS workforce to determine
future EMS needs. Your answers are confidential and will not be
released. Aggregate results will be posted on our website.
- Once you complete and submit the survey, the "2012 EMS Provider Late
Renewal Application” will be available under "current applications."
Complete the late renewal application answering all required questions.
You may scan and upload relevant documents (such
as court documents, name changes, marriage certificates or divorce name
change documents) to your application, if needed.
- Your application is not complete until it is signed electronically,
using your E-Licensing user name and password, and all additional
supporting documentation is received in the EMS Office. Do not submit
copies of your refresher training (this information is posted to your
E-Licensing account from your training center) or CPR/ACLS cards, but do
keep them on file for at least five (5) years.
Any 2012 EMS Provider Late Renewal Application not submitted to E-Licensing prior to December 31, 2012 will be considered a Reinstatement
under DHS 110.09 (2).
Reinstatement (if you do not “late renew” by December 31, 2012)
Starting January 1, 2013, all 2010-2012 EMS Provider Licenses not renewed
will be in Reinstatement status [DHS 110.09 (2)]. As of January 1, 2013, you will
need to fulfill the following to regain your certification or license:
- Complete a Provider Reinstatement form in your E-Licensing
- Provide evidence of continuing education for the previous renewal cycle
- $75.00 reinstatement fee.
- Complete an assessment exam (written and practical) through the
National Registry of EMTs. Each person must have an approval letter
from the Wisconsin EMS Office prior taking the exam.
- Proof of successful completion of the NREMT assessment exam (written
THE REINSTATEMENT PERIOD UNDER DHS
110 WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 1, 2013 AND END ON JUNE 30, 2014
If you have not reinstated your license by June 30, 2014, your license
will lapse. You will be required to complete an initial course of training to
obtain a certificate or license (DHS 110.09).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Wisconsin EMS Office.
Renewal Process Audits
The EMS Office has been conducting random audits of the renewal process.
If you are selected for an audit, you must provide all requested
documentation. Copies of all information entered on this 2012 EMS Provider
Late Renewal Application must be retained for at least 5 years. Failure to
provide required documentation will result in the suspension or revocation
of your EMS Provider license.
Go to E-Licensing:
https://www.wi-emss.org/public/wisconsin (exit DHS).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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