EMS Training Center Training Permits (for Students Currently Enrolled in EMS training)

If you are a student enrolled in an EMS practitioner course at an approved Wisconsin EMS training center, you will need to obtain a training center training permit that will authorize the training permit holder to participate in field and clinical training. No clinical experience may begin without the student holding a current training center training permit approved at the appropriate level of training for the course you are enrolled.

Please complete the training center training permit application as early as possible. You must complete the application in the E-Licensing system.

You must have a current EMT EMS training center training permit to be eligible to apply for an EMT training permit. If you were looking for information about the training permit that is required to become a legal member of the crew for an EMT Basic licensed service, please go to the​ EMT Basic Training Permit webpage.

Administrative Code Regarding Training Permits

  1. DHS 110.15 (1) Application.
    “To apply for a training permit, the applicant shall submit to the department, in the manner specified by the department, an application with documentation acceptable to the department showing that the applicant meets all of the following eligibility requirements:
    (a) The individual is 17 years of age or older.
    (b) If applying for a EMT-Basic training permit, the individual has completed the first 46 hours of the initial EMT-Basic training or has current certification as a first responder.
    (c) If applying for an EMT training permit above the EMT-Basic level, the individual has a current EMT license.
    (d) The individual is enrolled in an initial EMT training course offered by a training center certified by the department.
    (e) The applicant provides any additional information the department requests during its review of the application.”
  2. DHS 110.15 (2) Authorized Actions and Limitations.
    (a) “A training permit granted by the department authorizes the training permit holder to participate in field and clinical training and to perform the duties of an EMT at the practice level for which the permit is issued while enrolled as a student with the training center.
    (b) A person who holds a training permit issued under this section may serve as part of a legal ambulance service provider crew for 9-1-1 emergency response or inter-facility transport only if supervised by a preceptor authorized under s. DHS 110.51 (2).
    (c) A person holding an EMT-basic training permit may serve as part of the required ambulance staff but may not be the primary care giver during transport.
    (d) A person holding a training permit may only perform those skills for which he or she has been adequately trained in the course in which he or she is actively enrolled.”
  3. DHS 110.15 (3) Duration Of Permits. Training permits are issued and valid for the following periods:
    (a) “An EMT-basic training permit is valid for 12 months from date of issuance, unless the student fails to complete the training under the permit, in which case the permit expires when the trainee leaves the training program.
    (b) The training permit at the EMT-intermediate technician, EMT-intermediate, or EMT-paramedic level expires on the date the student completes the training course. An ambulance service provider may extend the permit up to 12 months from the completion date of the training course. To extend the permit the service must have in place a training plan approved by the department that includes participation of the medical director and is tied to the provider's quality assurance program.
    (c) A training permit may not be renewed.”

Applying for your training center training permit

Getting started

You will need to be enrolled in a current Wisconsin EMS educational program at an approved EMS Training center.

Your instructor will provide you with the EMS Training Center Training Permit Eligibility Certification, F-00646 (Word) which is necessary to enter the correct course information into your application. Your Wisconsin EMS Training Center must also enter the course information in the E-Licensing system before your application can be submitted.

You will need to create an EMS account in the Wisconsin E-Licensing system. Please enter your full legal name and demographic information. Your information will be linked with your National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) account. Your demographic information will need to be correct for Wisconsin E-Licensing system account and your NREMT account to successfully link. If your accounts do not successfully link, it will result in delays in your license application being processed.

Please make sure the email address entered in your E-Licensing account is current and that you are able to access it regularly. Our office uses the email addresses in E-Licensing to communicate with all EMS Providers. Materials will be reviewed and you will be notified of eligibility by the email listed in your Wisconsin E-Licensing account.

How to Apply

Once your EMS account is established, you will log into your Wisconsin E-Licensing account and go to the “Applications” tab and select the Training Center Training Permit application.

You will need the EMS Training Center Training Permit Eligibility Certification - F-00646 (Word) completed by your instructor to enter your course information into your application. If the course information and course completion date does not match the information entered into your account by your training center, your application cannot be processed and will be returned to you to update the application with the correct information.

Criminal History and Driver's License Issues

If you have any criminal history or driver’s license issues, please have all of the items below in an electronic format to upload into your Training Center Training Permit application.

The Fair Employment Act (Wis. Stat. §§ 111.31 - 111.335) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of conviction or arrest record unless the circumstances of the conviction or arrest substantially relate to the circumstances of the particular job or licensed activity. Under the Act, it is not employment discrimination on the basis of conviction or arrest record to refuse to license or certify, or to suspend or revoke a license or certificate, if the circumstances of the conviction or arrest substantially relate to the circumstances of the particular licensed activity. The information requested below is used to determine whether a certificate/license should be granted, approved with limitations or denied. The information you provide may be verified against criminal information records. Failure to provide requested information will be considered an incomplete application.

If you answer "yes" to any criminal history question or have any convictions or pending criminal charges, you must list the convictions or pending criminal charges on the application and submit the following documents for each conviction/offense/charge. Please submit scans of your documents, not photographs. Circuit Court Access Program (CCAP) documents from the internet or Crime Information Bureau (CIB) reports from the Department of Justice are not acceptable.

  1. Criminal/formal complaint – available from the Clerk of Courts in the county you were convicted.
  2. Judgment of Conviction – available from the Clerk of Courts in the county in which you were convicted.
  3. If currently under supervision, verification of current compliance with supervision. If supervision is complete, verification of discharge from probation/parole.
  4. Verification of compliance with all terms of your court order, including chemical dependency assessment if ordered by the court.
  5. A current copy of your driver's license abstract, available from the Department of Transportation. You can download a PDF version of your driving record using the Department of Transportation’s online application. You can also purchase and receive your record by U.S. postal mail by completing a Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request.
  6. If you have received a deferred prosecution agreement, provide signed copies of the agreement.
  7. If you have received a conviction where your record was expunged, provide the documentation for the expungement.
  8. If the Clerk of Courts in the municipality or county where your criminal history issues occurred no longer has the records, you will need to provide an official letter to the EMS office from the municipality/county court system indicating the records are no longer available.

Please be aware that due to the length and complexity of criminal history issues, an immediate decision will not be made until the documentation and final decision has gone through Department of Health Services administrative review and approval process.


Please remember our office is only able to act on a complete application. If the application is not complete including all supporting document requested by the department, it will be returned to you and will delay processing and prevent participation in your clinical experience.

To submit your application to the Wisconsin E-Licensing system for review for a Wisconsin EMS training center training permit or license, your electronic signature is required on your application. Your electronic signature is the username and password you used to set up and log into your EMS account.

Last Revised: May 21, 2020