EMS License Application Information

Please login via the E-Licensing portal to access your account. All applications are located in the "Applications" tab on your E-Licensing account. For more information about how to use E-Licensing, please visit our EMS E-Licensing Information webpage.

Training Center Training Permits

EMS Training Center Training Permit - This application is for individuals who are enrolled in a Wisconsin approved EMS Training Center for all initial or upgrade education. The approved permit allows a student to participate in clinical field training. This training permit is to be used as noted in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.15(2). For more information, visit our EMS Training Center Training Permits webpage or review the WI EMS Training Center Training Permit Application Instructions, P-00608 (PDF).

EMT-Basic Training Permit

EMT-Basic Training Permit (only to be used with a licensed EMT service) - This application is for individuals who do not yet hold a Wisconsin EMS license but are enrolled in an EMT course at a Wisconsin approved EMS Training Center and have completed at least 46 hours or hold a valid Emergency Medical Responder certificate. This training permit may only be approved AFTER the above Training Center permit has been issued and is to be used as noted in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.15(2). For more information, visit our EMT-Basic Training Permit webpage.

Initial Wisconsin EMS License for In-State Applicants

This section is for individuals who are obtaining a Wisconsin EMS certificate or license for the first time or if a previous certificate or license has been expired for over two years. Individuals need to successfully complete an EMR or EMT educational course at an approved Wisconsin EMS training center prior to applying, and initial certification or licensure must be obtained within 24 months of successfully completing the course. In addition, to be eligible for a Wisconsin EMS license, the applicant will be required to have a current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification at level of license requested and have and maintain current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. The "EMS Practitioner Initial License" application on E-Licensing assigns a new EMS certificate or license number. Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.06

Initial Wisconsin EMS License for Out-of-State Applicants (Reciprocity)

This section is for individuals who either hold a current license from another state or have obtained their initial training in another state. There is a $50 fee required to complete the Reciprocity application, and we also require a Verification of License (VoL) and Verification of Out-of-State Education (VoE) form. Both forms are separate applications within the applicant's E-Licensing account. In addition, to be eligible for a Wisconsin EMS license, the applicant will be required either to have a current NREMT certification at the level of license being requested or must successfully pass the equivalent NREMT cognitive and psychomotor assessment exam. Individuals must also hold current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. Individuals applying for Paramedic reciprocity must also have current Healthcare Provider ACLS certification. Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.06

Current Wisconsin EMS License (Upgrade or Downgrade or Renewal)

This section is for individuals who have a current Wisconsin EMS certificate or license and are applying to change licensure level or complete the renewal process.

  • Practitioner Upgrade License application - This application is for individuals who have a current Wisconsin EMS certificate or license but are applying to upgrade the level of that certificate or license to a higher level of care. This application retains the current EMS certificate or license number. Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.08(1)
    • The application must hold a valid NREMT certification at the level of licensure being requested.
    • As part of the upgrade application process, applicants will need to supply a Verification of Licensure (VoL) form from any state in which they are currently, or were previously, licensed. The VoL form is located in the "Applications" tab on E-Licensing.
  • Practitioner Downgrade License application - This application is for individuals who have a Wisconsin EMS certificate or license but are applying to downgrade the level of that license to a lower level of care. If applying for a downgrade during a license renewal period, proof of completion of a refresher course at the lower level being requested must be provided. This application retains the current EMS certificate or license number. Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.08(2)

Critical Care Endorsement

This section is for individuals who hold a valid Wisconsin Paramedic license and are applying for Critical Care Endorsement. Applicants will need to fill out the Practitioner Upgrade License application in E-Licensing.


Critical Care Paramedic Information

TEMS Endorsement

This section is for individuals who hold a valid Wisconsin Paramedic license and are applying for a Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) Endorsement. Applicants will need to fill out the Practitioner Upgrade License application in E-Licensing.


TEMS Information

Instructor Certifications

This section is for individuals who would like to become EMS Instructors. Individuals with an Instructor I certification assist a certified Instructor II in the Wisconsin EMS education setting. Individuals with an Instructor II certification perform the duties of a lead instructor in the Wisconsin EMS education setting. All instructors must be credentialed with an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center to perform duties of an instructor.


Instructor Information

Local Credentialing Agreement (LCA)

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 LCA application through your E-Licensing account. If you are credentialed with a service and your license expires, you will be automatically removed from the service roster. The LCA process is required for each new service you join.

Renewal

Please visit the 2020 -2023 License Renewal Information webpage.

Last Revised: June 23, 2021