EMS E-Licensing

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 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 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..."

Login and Passwords

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 account you can use the E-Licensing Account Setup Instructions P-00617 (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 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. For further assistance, contact the Wisconsin EMS Office at 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. 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 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. Your instructor will provide you with a required EMS Training Center Training Permit Eligibility Certification F-00646 (Word,  58 KB). This training permit is to be used as noted in DHS 110.15(2).

Basic Training Permit Application (Only to be used with a licensed EMT-Basic service) –- This application is for individuals who do not yet hold a Wisconsin EMS license but are enrolled in an EMT-Basic course and have completed at least 46 hours or hold a valid First 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 DHS 110.15(2)

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Initial / Upgrade / Downgrade Applications:

EMS Personnel Initial License Application –- This application 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 over two years. This application assigns a new EMS certificate or license number. DHS 110.06

EMS Personnel 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. The applicant must hold a valid NREMT certification at the level of licensure being requested. This application retains the current EMS certificate or license number. DHS 110.08(1)

Provider 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. DHS 110.08(2)

Credential Agreements:

Basic Training Permit Local Credential Application –- You must hold a current Basic Training Permit prior to completing this application. This application is used by EMS Personnel to be credentialed with an EMT-Basic Service. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from both the EMS agency's Service Director and Medical Director to become authorized to practice with that service. You must be locally credentialed prior to practicing with any EMS agency. There are EMS services with similar names so please select your service carefully!

Local Credential Agreement -– You must hold a current Wisconsin EMS certificate or license prior to completing this application. This application is to be used by EMS Personnel to be credentialed with an EMS Service. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from both the EMS agency'’s Service Director and Medical Director to become authorized to practice with that service. You must be locally credentialed prior to practicing with any 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 –- This form must be completed by individuals applying for a Reciprocity License. This would be for an individual who either holds a current license from another state or has obtained their training in another state. There is a $50.00 fee required to complete this application. Note - 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 written and practical assessment exam. DHS 110.16(1)(e)

Out-of-State Trained Individuals Verification of License Form -– This form must be completed by an individual applying for a Reciprocity License and who currently holds or previously held a license from another state.

Out-of-State Trained Individuals Verification of Education Form -– This form must be completed by an individual applying for a Reciprocity License, who does not hold a current NREMT certification and who obtained his or her training in another state. Holding a current NREMT certification at the level of license being applied for in the Reciprocity License application eliminates the need to complete this form.

Instructor Applications:

EMS Instructor I License Application -– This application is for individuals who will assist a licensed Instructor II in the Wisconsin EMS education setting. This application does not assign a new EMS certificate or license 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 only be used by a licensed Instructor I to become credentialed with an approved Wisconsin EMS training center. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from the EMS Training Center'’s Service Director and Medical Director to become authorized to instruct with the EMS training center. You must be locally credentialed prior to instructing with any EMS training center.

EMS Instructor II License Application –- This application is for individuals who will perform the duties of a lead instructor in the Wisconsin EMS education setting and must be renewed each biennium. This application does not assign a new EMS certificate or license number. DHS 110.28

EMS Instructor II Local Credential Application -– You must hold a current Instructor II license prior to completing this application. This application is to only be used by a licensed Instructor II to become credentialed with an approved Wisconsin EMS training center. It involves obtaining online, electronic approval from the EMS Training Center'’s Service Director and Medical Director to become authorized to instruct with the EMS training center. You must be locally credentialed prior to instructing with any EMS training center.

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Late Renewal / Reinstatement Forms:

Late Renewal License Form -– This application is for individuals who previously held a Wisconsin EMS certificate or license but failed to renew it prior to its expiration as described in DHS 110.09(1). This application may only be used within 6 months of the license expiration date. This application does not assign a new EMS certificate or license number. There is a Late Renewal administrative fee of $50.00 as noted in DHS 110.16(1)(a).

Reinstatement Form –- This application is for individuals who previously held a Wisconsin EMS certificate or license but failed to renew it prior to its expiration as described in DHS 110.09(2). This application may only be used after 6 months and before 24 months has passed since the license expiration date. The applicant will be required to successfully pass the equivalent NREMT written and practical assessment exam for reinstatement. After 24 months from the expiration date, a new full initial training course and initial application will be required. This application does not assign a new EMS certificate or license number. There is a Reinstatement administrative fee of $75.00 as noted 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 a Local Credential Agreement.

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

Additional information:

Go to Wisconsin E-Licensing system to log-in to your account.

Contact the Wisconsin EMS Unit

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Last Revised: September 1, 2015