CPR Class Content Requirements for Wisconsin EMTs

EMS Providers in Wisconsin usually need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some EMTs' may also need a First Aid course as well,  but this is determined by the employer. 


CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

CAPCE (previously called CECBEMS) requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component. CAPCE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

CAPCE (previously CECBEMS) recognizes that EMS providers are required to maintain certification in a number of disciplines, including:

  • CPR for Healthcare Providers (CPR) 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) 
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 
  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) 
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) 
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

EMS providers frequently maintain these certifications simultaneously through distributive learning. There are a number of CAPCE-accredited organizations that offer these certification courses. The most popular are ACLS, PALS, and CPR, and include practical skills evaluation as a required component.

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Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Wisconsin Department of Health requires Healthcare Provider level  CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board or CAPCE approved. The Board has a list of Approved Providers here.

Board Statement

Chapter DHS 110 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

LICENSING, CERTIFICATION, AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

DHS 110.06 Application for initial license or certificate; initial training requirements; endorsements.

(1)  Eligibility. To apply for an initial license as an EMT or certificate as a first responder, the applicant shall meet all of the following requirements:

(e) The individual is certified in CPR at the healthcare professional level by a CPR organization specified under s. DHS 110.17 (1). If the application is for licensure at the EMT-intermediate or EMT-paramedic level, the applicant is also certified by an organization specified under s. DHS 110.17 (1) in all of the following:

  1. Advanced cardiac life support.
  2. Pediatric advanced life support, pediatric education for pre-hospital professionals at the advanced life support level, or an equivalent approved by the department.
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Choose Your CPR Training Method

EMS Providers in Wisconsin are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits for Emergency Responders.

Some employers may require a specific type of training, or may leave it up to the State’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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