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EMS: How to Update Your Name or Address

This page includes information for certified and licensed emergency medical responders and emergency medical service practitioners. Because these are professional credentials, it’s important that you let us know about any changes to your name or address.

Update a name

If your name changes, we must verify the change before we can update your license or certification. To request a name change, send a written request to this address:

Wisconsin EMS Section Name Change
1 West Wilson St., Room 1150
PO Box 2659 Madison, WI 53701

In your request, please include:

  • Your current name.
  • Your current EMS (Emergency Medical Services) license or certification number.
  • The name you wish to have on your new license or certification.
  • Your current address, phone number, and email address.

Along with the written request, include:

  • A self-addressed stamped envelope, so we can return your certified legal documents.
  • Legal documentation of your name change. This can be a certified copy of one of the following:
    • Birth certificate
    • Court documents that note your legal name change
    • Divorce decree
    • Marriage certificate

Note: In Wisconsin, you can get certified documents through Vital Records.

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Update an address

As a license or certificate holder, you are responsible for keeping your mailing address current with the EMS office. We send renewals and other important notices to your listed address or email address.

There is a $30 fee for returned renewal notices (per Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 110.16, Department Administrative Fees). The post office does not forward these notices.

Update your mailing address and email address through your E-Licensing account.

Last revised June 19, 2023