Office of Emergency Medical Services

The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is responsible for planning and coordinating an effective and efficient statewide EMS system. Our programs and services are designed to assure quality prehospital patient care, from when the call is received by the 911 center to the delivery of the patient to the trauma center or hospital.


2025 Virginia Recertification Requirements
Virginia has adopted the new National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) model set forth by the National Registry of EMTs, with an effective date of October 1, 2023 for all certification levels. While maintaining the NCCP's framework, Virginia's approved plan provides customized details outlining standardized course equivalencies, credit allocations across topic domains, and maximum hours accepted for each course offering. Click here for more information.>>
Make the Call Campaign
This job is difficult and stressful. Some days are amazing, leaving you with a smile on your face. Some days are not. That's where the “Make the Call” campaign comes in. Our goal is to remind first responders and those who know and love them, that it is okay to make the call. It is okay to reach out for help.  Download the media by clicking here.
Return to Locality Disbursement System and Account Setup
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has migrated the Return to Locality program and associated documentation to an online, paperless process. This new online portal will allow for jurisdictions to receive funding notifications electronically, report on expenditures online and submit jurisdictional EMS agency utilization of funds.  This portal will require each jurisdiction to set up at least one account to access the system. More>>
National Registry Recertification Process
Revised March 5, 2024! This Quick Guide has been developed to assist Virginia providers who are certified with National Registry to complete their recertification application based on the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). You are strongly encouraged to use this guide.  More >>
EMS Continuing Education Resources
The Office of EMS is proud to provide complimentary online education and support to local Fire and EMS with content spanning all aspects of pre-hospital care. Whether improving your skills or looking for specific EMS education topics for re-certification, we have a one-stop shop for your needs. We are dedicated to providing all EMS providers with quality online continuing education in a variety of formats. More >>

1041 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059 • Directions
1-800-523-6019 (VA only) • 804-888-9100 (Main Office)

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