The Virginia Office of EMS is in the process of promulgating new EMS regulations this fall which require that all training programs which lead to an initial certification at the Advanced EMT level be accredited.
In order to provide enough time for instructors, training centers and other educational institutions to plan appropriately for the accreditation of Advanced EMT programs, the Office is making this page, the self study document and other materials available in advance of the promulgation of the new EMS Rules and Regulations.
Initial accreditation for Advanced EMT training programs/institutions will be coordinated and administered through the Office of EMS. Programs seeking to offer training at the Advanced EMT level must complete an Institutional Self Study for Advanced EMT Programs in Virginia. This document can be downloaded below.
Initial grants of accreditation at the Advanced EMT level are for a maximum of five (5) years—typically a one year 'provisional accreditation' is granted to new programs pending a follow-up review. After the initial five year grant, all Advanced EMT programs must apply for reaccreditation of their program.
Self Study Documents
For information and the self-study document for Reaccreditation of an Intermediate training program, please contact Debbie Akers via e-mail or call 804-888-9120.