Recertifying your Virginia EMS Credential

In order to recertify your EMS credential in Virginia, you must meet your continuing education (CE) requirements prior to your certification expiration date. You can check your CE report online, in your EMS Provider Portal, 24/7/365. Providers who gained Virginia certification through Legal Recognition must complete the written and practical examination; in addition to completing the CE hours required.

Virginia does not require providers to maintain their National Registry certification. Should you desire to maintain your National Registry certification; visit www.nremt.org for more information on their recertification process.

The specific CE hours and content areas for recertification are listed below by level. If you gained your certification by Legal Recognition; the additional recertification requirements may be found below.

Need help finding a CE course? Check out our Find a Course webpage!
CE can also be gained online, for more information check out Web-based CE.

Once you have met all of your CE requirements; you have two options to complete your recertification:
1. Log into your EMS Provider Portal and click “Recertify Me Now” OR
2. At the month of your expiration, the system will automatically recertify you.

If you have any questions about recertification, please contact Greg Neiman


BLS Recertification Requirements


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BLS Recertification Requirements                                                           BLS Recertification Worksheet

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ALS Recertification Requirements


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Legal Recognition Recertification Requirements


BLS providers who obtain their EMS certification through legal recognition must complete the required Virginia EMS continuing education criteria prior to their certification expiration date AND pass both the National Registry Cognitive (written) exam and Virginia psychomotor (practical) examination.

Additional information on the testing requirements can be found here: BLS Testing Requirements – Re-entry

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Re-entry


Providers whose Virginia certification has lapsed are considered to be in  re-entry status. Re-entry is a two-year period in which a Virginia provider is not certified and may not practice at the lapsed level of certification, but may complete all remaining CE requirements and test to regain their certification.

BLS providers must complete any remaining Virginia EMS continuing education criteria AND pass both the National Registry Cognitive (written) exam and Virginia psychomotor (practical) examination prior to the end of their reentry period to regain their lapsed certification. Click this link for specific instructions regarding the testing requirements: BLS Testing Requirements – Re-entry

ALS providers must complete any remaining Virginia EMS continuing education criteria AND pass the National Registry Cognitive (written) exam prior to the end of their reentry period to regain their lapsed certification. Click this link for specific instructions regarding the testing requirements: ALS Testing Requirements – Re-entry

Virginia providers in reentry may not use National Registry Reciprocity to regain a lapsed certification.

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