Non-Affiliated Licensure

As of August 2009, there is no longer a need for "non-affiliated licensure in Wisconsin".  

Wisconsin E-licensing will allow the EMS Section to issue one (1) EMT license or First Responder certificate to an individual at his/her highest level of training and eligibility.  EMS personnel will no longer hold multiple licenses when affiliated with more than one EMS agency/organization.  

Once licensed (or certified) by the State of Wisconsin, the EMT or First Responder will then apply to each service for local credentialing.

"Credentialing" is a term being used nationally.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National EMS Scope of Practice Model (PDF, 1.2 MB) states that "credentialing is a local process by which an individual is permitted by a specific entity (the medical director) to practice in a specific setting (with an EMS agency or organization)."  While an EMS provider will be state licensed, he/she must be locally credentialed with an EMS agency/organization in order to practice.

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Last Revised: September 8, 2015