EMS/EMT License Reciprocity

EMS personnel licensed or trained in other states may be eligible for EMS licensure in Wisconsin. Wisconsin requires current National Registry certification for licensure for all license levels. Eligible applicants without current National Registry certification will need to pass the National Registry examination. A letter of authorization for entry to the exam will be sent to you upon proof of eligibility. Documentation and materials needed to determine license eligibility are outlined below for each license level. Electronic applications are submitted through Wisconsin E-Licensing, which will require you to create a Wisconsin E-Licensing account. For details and instructions, please go to the Wisconsin E-Licensing page.

  • Complete a Reciprocity License application in Wisconsin E-Licensing.
  • Complete the Verification of Out-of-State Licensure, available in Wisconsin E-Licensing, print and submit to the state EMS office(s) that you hold or have held an EMS license.
  • Provide a valid NREMT number for the level for which you are applying.
  • Submit a copy of the Certificate of Completion for an approved Terrorism Awareness course only if you have not completed this course previously.
  • An administrative fee of $50 must be submitted with any reciprocity application submitted after January 1, 2011. 

If you do not currently hold NREMT

  • Complete the Verification of Out-of-State Education form (available in Wisconsin E-Licensing).
  • Wisconsin requires current National Registry certification for licensure for all license levels. Eligible applicants without current National Registry certification will need to pass the National Registry examination.  A letter of authorization for entry to the exam will be sent to you upon proof of eligibility.
  • Complete the Verification of Out-of-State Licensure (available in Wisconsin E-Licensing), print and submit to the state EMS office(s) that you hold or have held an EMS license.
  • Submit a copy of the Certificate of Completion for an approved Terrorism Awareness course only if you have not completed this course previously.
  • An administrative fee of $50 must be submitted with any reciprocity application submitted after January 1, 2011. 
  • Submit a copy of the Certificate of Completion for your most recent refresher course at the level of license you are requesting.

Materials will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of eligibility via email. 

How to apply for a Wisconsin EMS License

Contact Information

Helen Pullen
helen.pullen@wisconsin.gov
General Office: 608-266-1568
Fax: 608-261-6392

 

Last Revised: August 26, 2015