The Virginia Office of EMS now accepts continuing education (CE) programs completed online through approved third party vendors. 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.
For more information, please click on an approved vendor link below. Most online CE vendors charge a fee for their services. Please refer to the individual vendor site for pricing information.
Virginia EMS providers can receive free EMSAT Continuing Education Courses. Fifty or more EMSAT programs will be available on CentreLearn Solutions, LLC at no cost to certified Virginia EMS providers. For specifics, please view the EMSAT CE FREE on CentreLearn page.
In order to receive credit towards recertification, each provider must utilize the website links below and complete the vendor’s registration form paying special attention to any links that are specific to Virginia’s EMS Providers. Virginia providers must utilize their Virginia EMS certification number and provider level as printed on their certification card when completing vendor registration. Failure to utilize the proper certification number and/or level will result in credit not being awarded.
Approved CE vendors report student completions, daily, to the Office. These credits are automatically applied to the provider’s OEMS CE Report within 24 hours of completion of the course. Course completion certificates issued by the online CE vendor are for your personal use only and cannot be used by the Virginia Office of EMS to verify CE taken. You may print a certificate for future reference – they are not to be sent to OEMS.
Only courses completed through the vendors listed above may be utilized for CE credit in Virginia. Courses that are completed on websites that are not listed on this page will not be counted toward recertification.
For EMS certification levels that only seek recertification at the state level the number of CE credits that can be earned online and counted toward recertification is unlimited.
However, providers seeking to recertify their National Registry certification are limited in the number of hours of online/distributive education credits they can apply.