LPN, RN or Military Medical Professionals

To become an emergency medical services provider in Virginia and you are already Licensed as RN, NP, PA, DO, MD or Military Medic follow the steps below.

1If you’re confident in your medical/trauma assessments, you can call the NREMT’s customer service line and they’ll help you register for an account/the test and then of course, you can use a COOL voucher to test for free.

2Another route includes getting 40 hours of CEs, doing a basic skills and one trauma skill assessment and this will need to be bottom lined by an Education Coordinator in a Fire/EMS training academy. We can provide the person that can sign that form, reach out to anna.russell@dcvrs.org. You will still need to take the NREMT test after that as well.

  • Visit VBRescue.org/EMT-overview for more information on the initial overview/application.
  • Visit VBRescue.org/skills-test for more information about the skills test process.
  • Visit VBRescue.org/requirements for more information about the the hours/categories for your CEUs, you will log into Navy Relias and search for the 24-7 EMS videos. Print off the transcript showing those courses and the Education Coordinator contact will input them into the state site. When it is time to renew your license via CEUs, you can add your NREMT license info into Relias and it will send your completed CEUs directly to NREMT and log them.

Once you’re licensed, you are required to complete FEMA on-line courses (ICI 100, ICI 200, ICI 700, ICI 800), submit those along with your BLS/CPR card, another course cert, physical, driving record to VB Rescue/EMS HQ to be approved and to start the internship. You will also need to register and complete AWR160 at VBRescue.org/AWR160. Once you’re approved, you’ll join a station where your internship is tracked and depending on how confident you are you can be released to run independently with a partner anywhere between 6-12 shifts.

4Of course, if you want the classroom experience, you are more than welcome to go to the EMS Academy, Academy’s are offered almost monthly. To Apply to an EMS Academy, go to VBRescue.org.

Questions about the corpsman process?

Contact Anna Russell, NREMT anna.russell@dcvrs.org

Questions before applying?

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