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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/12/2022

12VAC5-31-1455. Certification testing requirements.

A. An Office of EMS written and practical examination process is required by the following:

1. Any candidate who completes an initial program at the following levels:

a. First Responder/EMR.

b. Emergency Medical Technician.

c. Emergency Medical Technician-Enhanced.

d. Advanced EMT.

e. Intermediate provided National Registry no longer tests at this level.

2. Any candidate who is challenging the certification level.

3. Any certified EMS provider who received his current certification through legal recognition.

4. Any candidate who is in reentry for First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician.

B. An Office of EMS written examination only is required for the following:

1. Any provider who recertifies prior to his certification expiration except those who received his current certification through legal recognition.

2. Any candidate who is in reentry for EMT-Enhanced, Advanced EMT, Intermediate and Paramedic.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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