Accreditation, Certification & Education


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Education Coordinators and accredited Program Directors who have existing stock of unopened PPE (expired or not) that they would be willing to donate to Virginia EMS agencies, please reach out via e-mail to Karen Owens ( with an inventory of the items you have and the quantity.  The OEMS Emergency Operations Division will then provide further guidance about where your supplies are needed most in the Commonwealth.  Any and all donations of PPE are appreciated.


The information provided on this page is for EMS providers, students and instructors. New material is added almost daily, so please check back frequently. If you encounter any difficulties viewing information on this page, or have any questions, comments or suggestions related to information on this page, please send an email to Chad Blosser. We appreciate your feedback.

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Training News & Information

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Division of Accreditation, Certification & Education Contacts

Debbie Akers
Division Manager
800-523-6019 (VA only)
Accreditation Program Manager
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800-523-6019 (VA only)
Chad Blosser
Education Program Manager
800-523-6019 (VA only)
Norma Howard
Continuing Education, Name Changes, CE Reports
800-523-6019 (VA only)
Tracie Jones
EMS Course Information
800-523-6019 (VA only)
Toni Twyman
Certification and Reciprocity
800-523-6019 (VA only)

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