CPR Requirements

SUBJECT: Specification of C.P.R. Requirements – Approved Courses

The Virginia Office of EMS requires that all individuals hold current certification in C.P.R. as a prerequisite for enrollment in the EMT and EMR Programs (initial full certification courses). Completion of an approved course which tests the following skills is required:

  • One and Two Rescuer C.P.R. – ADULT and CHILD
  • Infant Resuscitation
  • Complete Airway Obstruction – Unconscious Victim
  • Complete Airway Obstruction – Conscious Victim
  • Complete Airway Obstruction – Unconscious Infant
  • Complete Airway Obstruction – Conscious/Choking Infant

The current courses which are accepted by the Virginia Office of E.M.S. to meet these standards are:

  • American Heart Association – Basic Cardiac Life Support – “BLS Provider” or “Healthcare Provider”
  • American Red Cross – “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” or CPR/AED for Lifeguards
  • American Safety and Health Institute – “CPR-PRO” or “BLS for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers”
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute “Professional Rescuer” / “Healthcare Provider CPR & AED”
  • EMS Safety Services, Inc. – CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
  • Military Training Network – Healthcare Provider
  • National Safety Council – “Healthcare and Professional Rescuer”
  • ProCPR – “Healthcare Provider” Click here for ProCPRAcceptanceLetter