EMS Training Center Training Permits
(For students currently enrolled in EMS training)
The training center training permit is granted by the Department of
Health Services. The department authorizes the training permit holder to
participate in field and clinical training and to perform the duties of
an EMT at the practice level for which the permit is issued while
enrolled as a student with the approved training center.
The training center training permit allows a student to participate in
their clinical experience and "ride along." No clinical experience or
"ride along" may begin without the student holding a training permit
approved at the appropriate level of training.
Code Regarding Training Permits
- DHS 110.15 (1) Application.
“To apply for a training permit, the applicant shall submit to the
department, in the manner specified by the department, an
application with documentation acceptable to the department showing
that the applicant meets all of the following eligibility
(a) The individual is 17 years of age or older.
(b) If applying for an EMT-Basic training permit, the individual has
completed the first 46 hours of the initial EMT-Basic training or
has current certification as a first responder.
(c) If applying for an EMT training permit above the EMT-Basic
level, the individual has a current EMT license.
(d) The individual is enrolled in an initial EMT training course
offered by a training center certified by the department.
(e) The applicant provides any additional information the department
requests during its review of the application.”
- DHS 110.15 (2) Authorized Actions and Limitations.
(a) “A training permit granted by the department authorizes the
training permit holder to participate in field and clinical training
and to perform the duties of an EMT at the practice level for which
the permit is issued while enrolled as a student with the training
(b) A person who holds a training permit issued under this section
may serve as part of a legal ambulance service provider crew for
9-1-1 emergency response or inter-facility transport only if
supervised by a preceptor authorized under s. DHS 110.51 (2).
(c) A person holding an EMT-basic training permit may serve as part
of the required ambulance staff but may not be the primary care
giver during transport.
(d) A person holding a training permit may only perform those skills
for which he or she has been adequately trained in the course in
which he or she is actively enrolled.”
- DHS 110.15 (3) Duration Of Permits. Training permits are issued
and valid for the following periods:
(a) “An EMT-basic training permit is valid for 12 months from date
of issuance, unless the student fails to complete the training under
the permit, in which case the permit expires when the trainee leaves
the training program.
(b) The training permit at the EMT-intermediate technician, EMT-intermediate,
or EMT-paramedic level expires on the date the student completes the
training course. An ambulance service provider may extend the permit
up to 12 months from the completion date of the training course. To
extend the permit the service must have in place a training plan
approved by the department that includes participation of the
medical director and is tied to the provider's quality assurance
(c) A training permit may not be renewed.”
Applying for Your Training Center Training Permit
Please complete the training
center training permit application as early as possible. You must
complete the application in the
system and include with the application the completed
Center Training Permit Eligibility Certification - F-00646 (Word, 58 KB), which is provided to
you by your course instructor. Please contact your WI EMS Instructor for
the electronic copy of the eligibility certification to be uploaded into
your application. Your Wisconsin EMS Training Center Training Permit
application will not be processed without this form. Each application
submitted to the
E-Licensing system is reviewed in the order they are received
into the EMS
Make sure that your
application is complete by reviewing the following questions:
Are all the questions
on the application answered correctly?
Have you uploaded the
Emergency Medical Service Training Center - Training Eligibility
Certification - F-00646
(Word, 58 KB)
Does the course
end date in your application match the end date on your eligibility
Please remember our office is only able to act on a complete
application. If the application is not complete, it will be returned
to you and will delay processing and prevent
participation in your clinical experience.
Criminal History and
Driver's License Revocation Issues
Fair Employment Act (Wis.
Stat. §111.31 - 111.335)
(exit DHS) prohibits employment discrimination on the
basis of conviction or arrest record unless the circumstances of the
conviction or arrest substantially relate to the circumstances of the
particular job or licensed activity. Under the Act, it is not
employment discrimination on the basis of conviction or arrest record to
refuse to license or certify, or to suspend or revoke a license or
certificate, if the circumstances of the conviction or arrest
substantially relate to the circumstances of the particular licensed
activity. The information requested below is used to determine whether a
certificate/license should be granted, approved with limitations or
denied. The information you provide may be verified against criminal
information records. Failure to provide requested information will be
considered an incomplete application.
If you answer "yes" to any criminal history question or have any
convictions or pending criminal charges, you must submit the following
information for each conviction/offense/charge:
Criminal/formal complaint – available from the Clerk of Courts in the county you
Judgment of Conviction
– available from the Clerk of Courts in the county in which you were
If currently under
supervision, verification of current compliance with supervision. If
supervision is complete, verification of discharge from
compliance with all terms of your court order, including chemical
dependency assessment if ordered by the court.
A current copy of your
driver's license abstract is available from the Department of
Transportation. You can download a PDF version of your driving
record using the Department of Transportation’s online application.
You can also purchase and receive your record by U.S. postal mail by
Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request, MV2896,
and mailing it with the appropriate fee to:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7995
Madison, WI 53707-7995
If you have received a
deferred prosecution agreement, provide signed copies of the
If you have received a
conviction where your record was expunged, provide the documentation
for the expungement.
If the Clerk of Courts in the municipality or
county where your criminal history issues occurred no longer has the records, you will need to
provide an official letter to the EMS office from the
municipality/county court system indicating the records are no
EMS Training Center Training
Permit Application Instructions P-00608 (PDF, 37 KB)
If you have questions,
please contact the WI EMS office via email at
Adhering to the processes as
described above will assure a timely response to your application.
Please be aware that due to the length and complexity of some criminal
history issues, it may not always be possible to give an immediate
decision and we may need to confer with our legal council regarding the
If you were looking for information about the training permit
that is required to become a legal member of the crew for a EMT Basic
licensed service, please go to the
EMT Basic Training