EMS Intermediate Services and Staff

Intermediate services providing 911 response in Wisconsin must:

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

Licensed Intermediate in Wisconsin must:

  • Have completed an approved Intermediate course and subsequent refresher courses
  • Initially be certified in PEPP/PALS
  • Maintain current CPR for healthcare providers certification
  • Maintain current ACLS
  • 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 level service must submit an operational plan and obtain a license as a Intermediate Service. Additionally, all individuals operating as Intermediates with a 911 response service must be trained through a department (DHS) approved Intermediate program and obtain and maintain a state certificate.

Intermediate Service Licensure

If an Intermediate 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 provider license within 24 months of successfully completing the Intermediate course. This must be completed from their E-Licensing account. After this has been obtained the Intermediate 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) new Administrative Rule requires all ambulance responses to be uploaded or entered into WARDS.

Last Revised: June 1, 2020