As of July 1, 2017 the Virginia Office of EMS is no longer issuing initial ALS-coordinator credentials, but existing ALS-coordinators may maintain their endorsement, at 2-year intervals, by completing the following process.

1) Attend at least one Office of EMS educator update every two years.

It is encouraged that Educational Coordinators and ALS-coordinators attend as many updates as possible as new information is always being presented at the most recent update. EMS education in the Commonwealth of Virginia is never stagnant and our educators should make every effort to be in front of the ever changing educational needs of the EMS system and their students. 

2) Complete an ALS-coordinator re-endorsement form (TR-31) found here for every EMS council region in which the ALS-coordinator will be teaching. 

3) Submit the ALS-coordinator form to each regional EMS Council for signature. For ALS-coordinators within planning distrct 8, email the signed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4) The EMS Council Executive Director will review, sign, and forward the application to the Office of EMS for final approval and endorsement. 


Virginia EMS Regulations

Updated Virginia EMS Regulations went into effect January 4, 2016.  CLICK HERE for the current Virginia EMS Regulations.


Criminal History Record Verification

Criminal history record verification is required for all persons affiliating with an EMS agency on or after July 1, 2014.  For Virginia Office of EMS information concerning criminal history verification  CLICK HERE.


High School EMT Training Opportunities


The recertification cycle with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) began on October 1, 2017.  For any who have reviewed the recertification application, you have noticed the significant changes.  Virginia OEMS, in working with the NREMT, has developed a Quick Guide.  Please make sure your providers are following this Quick Guide and using the responses provided. It is critical that all providers recertifying during this current cycle change their recertification to NCCP 2012. Please feel free to share with agency training officers and medical directors as necessary. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Educational Development.

You can find the Quick Guide here:  pdf Quick Guide - Completing NREMT Recert Application 2017 (997 KB)



The EMS Scholarship provides funding support to qualified applicants seeking to earn an initial or advanced EMS credential within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Online application are accepted during the periods shown below. Late applications are not accepted.

January 1 – February 28
April 1 – May 31
July 1 – August 31
October 1 – November 30

You can find complete information on the program including eligibility criteria, eligible award amounts and awardee obligations, as well as the application checklist and link to apply online at:

Arlington Career Center: 703-228-5773

Courses Offered: EMT


Associates in Emergency Care: 301-703-8187

Shaun Marini: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Courses Offered: EMT, Intermediate, Paramedic, Advanced Paramedic (I-P Bridge), ITLS, AHA CPR, AHA ACLS, AHA PALS, AHA Heartsaver


Barbara J. Murphy: 703-729-2051 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Courses Offered: AHA CPR, AED, American Health and Safety Institute (SHI) First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens 


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