Emergency Medical Services

Paramedics load a patient into the back of an ambulance

Emergency Medical Services

Continuing Education

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

When a medical emergency happens, are you prepared? From CPR and First Responder, to Paramedic Refreshers and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, WITC offers the specialized training you need to maintain your license or advance to the next level.

Featured Classes

Stay current with your certification continuing education or take classes to prepare for advancement. WITC's Emergency Medical Services classes are offered in convenient locations throughout the 11-county area. Hands-on skills are the focus, while essential content is delivered through in-person, online, interactive television (ITV), and blended format classes.


The AHA for Health Care Providers Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages including ventilation with a barrier device and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a hospital setting and out-of-hospital settings. This course is for anyone that is required to take a health care provider course for employment. All participants who successfully complete the course, including the written examination and skill demonstrations will receive a BLS for Health Care provider completion card that will certify them for two years (credential.) Book provided at class.


This course will help students gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR, an automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid until more advanced help is available. This course will certify a student for two years in CPR/AED/1st Aid. Book is provided at the class.


The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider course is designed to train and certify medical, nursing, and paramedical personnel who are actively engaged in the practice of ACLS as defined by the AHA. PREREQUISITES: 1. Applicants must be physicians, nurses, paramedics, or allied health professionals whose daily occupation demands proficiency and certification in the knowledge and skills of advanced cardiac life support. 2. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of reading and interpreting EKG rhythms prior to attending this course. 3. CPR Certification within the past 12 months is mandatory. 4. Only those participants who can meet the certification requirements (86 percent proficiency on written test and satisfactory performance at testing stations) will be granted ACLS provider certification.Prior to attending the class, a pre-test must be taken and completed. That test is located on the AHA website. A link to that website is provided in the front of the Provider’s manual. That manual must accompany the student to class. The student must print off a copy of their pre-test certificate and bring it to class with them.

About the Certifications

From entry-level basics to advanced level skill refreshers, WITC offers hands-on emergency medical services training for all levels.

Types of Certification include:

  • Basic CPR and First Aid Courses
    • Course options include:
      • CPR and AED-ASHI
      • CPR and AED Renewal-ASHI
      • CPR/AED/Basic First Aid-ASHI
      • CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Renewal-ASHI
      • Defibrillation Heartsaver AED-AHA
      • First Aid Heartsaver
  • Child Care and CBRF Employee Courses
    • Course options include:
      • Bloodborne Pathogens
      • CBRF First Aid and Choking
      • CBRF Medications
      • CBRF Standard Precaution Training Course
      • ASHI Pediatric 1st Aid/CPR
      • ASHI Pediatric 1st Aid/CPR Renewal
      • Pediatric Medic First Aid
      • Pediatric Medic First Aid & CPR Recertification
  • Health Care Employee Courses
    • Course options include:
      • CPR Health Care Provider-AHA (also known as Basic Life Support-BLS)
      • CPR Health Care Provider Renewal-AHA
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    • Course options include:
      • Emergency Medical Responder
      • First Responder Transition Refresher
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 
    • Course options include:
      • EMT Technical Diploma
      • CPR Health Care Provider-AHA (also known as Basic Life Support-BLS)
      • CPR Health Care Provider Renewal-AHA
      • Emergency Medical Technician
      • Emergency Medical Technician Transition Refresher
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
    • Course options include:
      • Advanced EMT Technical Diploma
      • CPR Health Care Provider-AHA (also known as Basic Life Support-BLS)
      • CPR Health Care Provider Renewal-AHA
      • Advanced EMT
      • Advanced EMT Transition Refresher 
  • Paramedic
  • Critical Care Paramedic
    • Course options include:
      • CPR Health Care Provider-AHA (also known as Basic Life Support-BLS)
      • CPR Health Care Provider Renewal-AHA
      • ACLS Provider
      • ACLS Renewal
      • PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Initial Provider)
      • PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal
      • PEARS-Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization
      • PEPP-Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (ALS)

Helpful Links

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American Heart Association
Resource for CPR, first aid and emergency cardiovascular care.

American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) and MEDIC First Aid (MFA)
Training resources for classes such as medic first aid, CPR and more.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Track your education and certification levels with the NREMT.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
Hot topics and licensing information for Emergency Medical Services in Wisconsin

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