All VBEMS members must complete the following courses.
Being able to start or help out with patient CPR is vital. Register for and complete the CPR class for new members as soon as possible after submitting your application. The Virginia Office of EMS requires that all individuals hold current certification in CPR as a prerequisite for enrollment in the BLS Academy (EMT program).
If you are currently certified in CPR, you may click here to see if the Virginia Office of EMS will accept your certification (only certain courses meet the standards and are accepted by the Virginia Office of EMS). If you certification is not on the list of approved certifications, you will need to sign-up and complete a CPR class for new members.
The initial online OSHA Training is designed for new members or members who are returning after an extended leave of absence.
- IS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System
- IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
- IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction
- AWR-160, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders (Hazardous Materials Awareness)
Upon completion of each class, be sure to save a copy of your certificate of completion.
These online classes are pre-requisites to enroll in a BLS Academy. Please submit the certificates of completion to Lynette Dimitry at the EMS Administration Office or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are already certified as an EMT, submit the certificates to the administration office.