EMS Education Coordinator Certification Program

All initial certification programs and category one CE programs must be coordinated by a certified Education Coordinator (EC). This page contains information on the process and a link to the online Education Coordinator Candidate (ECC) application. Once the application is completed and approved by the Office of EMS, the provider can initiate the ECC program.

In order to be invited to attend an Education Coordinator Institute, EC Candidates must have ALL requirements (e.g. teaching hours, NREMT cognitive exam and mentorship) completed and documented in the Candidate’s Virginia EMS Portal by the deadline date.  EC Candidates currently in the process are encouraged to continue to make attempts at the NREMT cognitive exams while working through their mentorship.

Dates Time Address (Click link for Directions) Eligibility Deadline
January 26-28, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Daily James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Dept and Rescue Squad Station 1
3135 Forge Road
Toano, VA 23168                                                                                                    Maximum number of seats: 25
This Institute reached capacity as of November 15, 2019.  All EC Candidates completing their requirements after this date will be placed on a waiting list for admission if seats free up.
The deadline for EC Candidates to have completed all requirements in order to be considered eligible for this institute is December 6, 2019.

Invitations will be sent to eligible candidates via e-mail on the morning of December 9, 2019.*

TBD 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Daily Radford University-Carilion
101 Elm Ave., SE
Roanoke, VA 24013                                                                                                    Maximum number of seats: 30
The deadline for EC Candidates to have completed all requirements in order to be considered eligible for this institute is April 24, 2020.

Invitations will be sent to eligible candidates via e-mail on the morning of April 27, 2020.*

September 22-24, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Daily Tidewater Community College – Student Center
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453                                                                                      Maximum number of seats: 30
The deadline for EC Candidates to have completed all requirements in order to be considered eligible for this institute is August 14, 2020.

Invitations will be sent to eligible candidates via e-mail on the morning of August 17, 2020.*

Details and invitations for future EC Institutes will be made available as we approach these dates and eligible candidates complete the EC mentorship process.

* Due to limited seating, we will use Eventbrite for ticketing in order to be fair to all eligible candidates.  Seats will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.  Education Coordinator Institutes will be held pending there are enough eligible candidates in the pipeline to conduct an institute.  Institutes will not be conducted for less than 10 eligible, confirmed candidates.

The graphic below aims to help explain the process.

If you have any questions, please contact Chad Blosser, Education Program Manager, by email or by calling (804) 888-9124.