Web Based CE

Web Based CE

The Virginia Office of EMS publishes resources on the availability of continuing education (CE) programs which can be completed online through approved third party vendors.  According to OEMS polices, online CE is only accepted from the following CE vendors as they have applied for and met stringent reporting and course content requirements as set forth by OEMS. Courses completed by providers on non-approved websites will not receive credit towards their certification.

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Symposium Registration Now Open

Symposium Registration Now Open

Register today for this year’s Annual Virginia EMS Symposium where you will receive “an education for life!”

Registration is now open for the 35th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium, November 5-9, 2014, at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia. This year’s EMS symposium will offer over 280 courses and 18 course tracks that will help you meet your continuing education needs and maintain your EMS certification.

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FBI Background Checks

Update: FBI Background Checks Effective July 1, 2014 

Update: FBI Background Checks Effective July 1, 2014 

Please review the updated information concerning FBI background checks that states that any person who, on or after July 1, 2013, applies to be a volunteer with, or employee of, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency must submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded by the Office of EMS along with his fingerprints through the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) of the Virginia State Police to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the purpose of conducting a state and national criminal history check.

For the entire article please visit: FBI Background Checks

For additional information, please visit the Office of EMS website at www.vdh.virginia.gov/oems, or contact Michael Berg, manager of Regulation and Compliance, 804-888-9100 or 800-523-6019 (VA only).