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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/17/2022

12VAC5-31-1457. General description of certification examination.

A. Office of EMS certification examinations are required by all providers unless otherwise described in these regulations.

B. Primary certification testing is the first attempt at the certification examination process.

1. This process includes both the written and practical examination for providers seeking a new or higher level of certification.

2. Primary testing must begin within 180 days of the course end date.

C. Primary retest requires the candidate to retest that portion of the primary test failed within 90 days of the primary test attempt.

D. Secondary certification testing (written and practical) occurs when a candidate fails the primary attempt and either fails the primary retest or does not retest within 90 days of the primary examination attempt. Secondary certification testing requires the candidate to submit as described in these regulations CE that satisfies the recertification requirements for the level of EMS certification sought.

E. Secondary retest requires the candidate to retest that portion of the secondary test failed within 90 days of the secondary test attempt.

F. Successful completion of the certification examination process must be completed within 365 days of the primary test attempt.

G. The certification examination process requires that certification testing be conducted and proctored in a manner approved by the Office of EMS.

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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