EMS: Intermediate Technician Services and Staff

Intermediate Technician services providing 911 response in Wisconsin must:

  • Be licensed as a Intermediate Technician service
  • Operate under an approved operational plan
  • Operate under approved protocols
  • Operate under the Wisconsin Scope of Practice for the Intermediate Technician
  • Operate with licensed/certified EMS personnel, credentialed with that service

Licensed Intermediate Technician in Wisconsin must:

  • Have completed an approved Intermediate Technician course and subsequent refresher courses
  • Maintain current CPR for healthcare providers certification
  • Hold a current certificate from the State of Wisconsin (expires June 30 of even numbered years)
  • If practicing, be credentialed with a licensed service
  • Follow approved protocols.

Per Wis. Stat. ch. 256, and Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 110, every group that operates as or advertises as providing Intermediate Technician level service must submit an operational plan and obtain a license as an Intermediate Technician Service. Additionally, all individuals operating as Intermediate Technicians with a 911 response service must be trained through a Department of Health Services-approved Intermediate Technician program and obtain and maintain a state certificate.

Intermediate Technician Service Licensure

If an Intermediate Technician service is not a licensed provider submit an operational plan. Follow the links below for the needed documents:

Individual Intermediate Certification

Just like any other type of EMS licensure, an individual must obtain their initial Intermediate Technician provider license within 24 months of successfully completing the Intermediate Technician course. This must be completed from their E-Licensing account. After this has been obtained the Intermediate Technician will need to complete a Local Credential Agreement (LCA) for the service they wish to be affiliated with. Only after both the Service and Medical Directors approve the LCA will the individual be added to the service's roster.

For specific requirements for all levels go to the Renewal/Retraining Requirements page.

Email the EMS Section or call 608-266-1568 for further information.

WARDS Reporting

The Wis. Admin. Code § 110.34(8) requires all ambulance responses to be uploaded or entered into WARDS.

Last Revised: July 7, 2020