All members joining a licensed EMS agency must submit to a finger print based criminal history background check and be approved by the OEMS for both affiliation and certification. This includes non EMS certified members such as drivers. There is NOT a grandfather clause to this regulatory change. Affiliated non-certified members that no longer meet eligibility requirements as of November 2, 2018 may not continue affiliation or participate in any way with a licensed EMS agency or onboard a OEMS licensed vehicle.
The Office of EMS, Regulation & Compliance Division will be outsourcing the collection of finger prints for background checks to the state contract vendor, FieldPrint. Fieldprint fingerprinting will go live on January 1, 2020. Once Fieldprint is “live”, the Virginia Office of EMS will no longer process paper-based fingerprint cards.
To begin the Fieldprint process, please choose from one of the following selections. You should base your selection on the agency you are seeking to join.