EMS Licensing Renewal Training/Retraining Requirements

Listed on this page are the biennial renewal training requirements for First Responders and EMTs in Wisconsin. Listed are the minimum hours for the refresher courses as approved through the Wisconsin EMS Section. The training centers reserve the right to add hours to their courses as necessary to meet the educational objectives set forth in the curriculum and those required by any additional training included in the course (such as CPR, advanced skills, etc.). We will keep this EMS Refresher Course List as up-to-date as possible for everyone's use. (Note: Scroll down to EMS Refresher List after page opens.)

All continuing education is a personal responsibility. For the 2018-2020 License/Certification renewal process, your initial or continuing education requirements need to be completed between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018.  Flexible continuing education may be obtained through any format, but needs to meet the requirements set forth in Administrative Code DHS 110.07.

Note - If your license is expired, you have 6 months in which to renew your license by following the Late Renewal process.  After the 6 months have passed, you will need to follow the Reinstatement process.  Both of these processes are further explained on the Late Renewal webpage.

First Responder/EMR

  1. Successful completion of an initial First Responder education course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, or
  1. The individual holds current CPR certification at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1)
  2. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  3. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018 to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

EMT Basic

To be eligible for recertification as an EMT Basic health care provider, you must complete the following eligibility and training requirements as required by DHS 110.07:

  1. Successful completion of an initial EMT education course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, or
  1. The individual holds current CPR certification at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1).
  2. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  3. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the completed 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018, to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

Intermediate Technician/AEMT

To be eligible for recertification as an Intermediate Technician/AEMT health care provider, you must complete the following eligibility and training requirements as required by DHS 110.07:

  1. Successful completion of an initial AEMT education course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, or
  • Successful completion of a 42 hour AEMT refresher course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center, or
  • Successful completion of a 30 hour EMT refresher course between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018 at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center and successful completion of a 12-hour AEMT refresher course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center or 12 hours of continuing education approved by the service medical director, or
  • Successful completion of an NCCP AEMT refresher between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, or Successful completion of a 42 hour AEMT alternative flexible refresher between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, or    
  • Successful recertification by completing the AEMT NREMT assessment exam, or
  • Successful completion of the didactic portion of a Paramedic course or completion of an initial Paramedic course at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018.
  1. The individual holds current CPR certification at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1).
  2. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  3. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the completed 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018, to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

Intermediate

To be eligible for recertification as an Intermediate healthcare provider, you must complete the following eligibility and training requirements as required by DHS 110.07:

  1. Successful completion of a 48 hour Intermediate or Paramedic refresher course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center, or
  1. The individual holds current CPR certification and ACLS at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1).
  2. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  3. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the completed 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018, to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

Paramedic

To be eligible for recertification as a Paramedic health care provider, you must complete the following eligibility and training requirements as required by DHS 110.07:

  1. Successful completion of an initial Paramedic course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018,  at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center, or
  1. The individual holds current CPR certification and ACLS at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1).
  2. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  3. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018, to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

Critical Care Paramedic

To be eligible for recertification as an EMT Critical Care Paramedic health care provider, you must complete the following eligibility and training requirements as required by DHS 110.07:

  1. Successful completion of an initial Critical Care Paramedic course between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018, at an approved Wisconsin EMS Training Center, or
  1. The individual holds current CPR certification and ACLS at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1).
  2. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  3. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the completed 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018, to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

Tactical EMS (TEMS) Endorsement

To be eligible for recertification as an EMS health care provider with TEMS endorsement, you must complete the following eligibility and training requirements as required by DHS 110.07 for your core license level. Training needs to be completed between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018. Renewal education can be completed in the following format as shown above for each license level.

  1. The individual shall be licensed as an EMS professional and affiliated with a department-recognized tactical team. The applicant shall present documentation of an affiliation with a department recognized tactical team.
  2. The individual holds current CPR certification and ACLS if required by licensure level at the professional level by an organization specified under DHS 110.17 (1).
  3. The individual does not have an arrest or conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an EMS professional, as determined by DHS. If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.
  4. The individual must complete all educational requirements before submitting the completed 2018-2020 Provider Renewal application by June 30, 2018, to the E-Licensing system.

If you have an arrest or conviction record, please include this information on your renewal application.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wisconsin EMS office at 608.266.1568 or via email at dhsemssmail@wisconsin.gov.  For more information, please visit the DHS EMS homepage

Last Revised: February 3, 2017