Continuing Education

Virginia Office of EMS approved CEU Hours are available during all REMS training classes.  Notice to the instructor, registration, and prepayment is required if you plan to attend.

For more information, please contact the REMS Council office at 540-373-0249 or email rems@vaems.org with any general questions.

In-Person Continuing Education (CEUs)

BLS CEU

The REMS Council is offering an ALS/BLS refresher. For more info and to register, click here. These in-person hours are being offered free of charge.

ALS CEU

The REMS Council is offering an ALS/BLS refresher. For more info and to register, click here. These in-person hours are being offered free of charge.

Registration prior to attendance is required for planning purposes and in order to prepare the necessary paperwork.
Registration prior to attendance is required for planning purposes and in order to prepare the necessary paperwork.

Online Continuing Education (CEUs)

EMSAT

EMSAT is a monthly, one-hour training and information program for Virginia EMS and Fire personnel. EMSAT webcasts and DVDs offer required EMS topics at the ALS and BLS levels, and enrichment classes that may not be widely available throughout the state.  REMS is an OEMS-approved EMSAT site and we maintain a library with several years of past training programs.  CEU hours can be awarded for this education.

Visit the EMSAT Website for more information
Download the EMSAT Video Library List

TRAIN Virginia

 The TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network, or TRAIN, is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN users can access information about state, local, national, or international training available to them through any participating TRAIN site.  This is one of the very few options for asynchronous online training which is approved for Virginia CEU credit.

Visit the TRAIN Virginia Website for more information

Additional Recertification and Continuing Education Information

Memos and Articles

National Continued Competency Program

National Registry Recertification Information:The Virginia Office of EMS has been working with National Registry to offer a more streamlined re-certification process for providers in Virginia who choose to maintain their National Registry certification. This document is a Quick Reference Guide for providers who are completing the National Registry Re-certification Application ONLINE. These instructions should be followed verbatim.

Important items to keep in mind:

1) The National Registry and Virginia certification cycles must be maintained in cycle with one another.
2) National Registry now allows a provider to start accumulating CE toward their next recertification cycle as soon as they have been recertified for the current cycle. Please remember to click the ‘Recertify Me’ button in your EMS portal as soon as you have recertified with National Registry.
3) If audited by NREMT, contact Debbie Akers at the Office of EMS so she can prepare the necessary verification certificate. Soon, this certificate will be available in your EMS portal account (should be accomplished after symposium).

Merit Badge Classes

The Council is offering an ALS/BLS Refresher this year also offers providers the opportunity to obtain or renew "Merit Badges" including ACLS, AMLS, EPC, and PHTLS.  The Council is offering a refresher which includes ACLS, AMLS, EPC, PHTLS, and ACLS. Click here for more info or to register.
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