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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston, WV 25301

Toll Free: 1-888--747-8367
OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
OEMS Fax: (304) 558-8379
Trauma Phone: (304) 290-9307
Trauma Fax: (304) 558-8379

EMS Personnel Certification

The West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical services, acting on behalf of the WV Bureau for Public Health, is required by West Virginia Code to ensure the provision of adequate emergency medical services within this state for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare" by providing that "minimum standards for emergency medical service personnel be established and enforced by the state."

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Please contact the Certification Unit at EMSCertification@wv.gov

Those standards which have been set forth govern the following types of certified emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

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Credential Recognition and Transfer

Credential Recognition and Transfer Policy

Reinstatement of Certification

EMR Reinstatement

EMT Reinstatement

AEMT Reinstatement

Paramedic Reinstatement

Emergency Medical Vehicle Operator (EMVO)

Initial EMVO Policy

Recertification EMVO Policy


Emergency Medical Responder*

The Emergency Medical Responder provides basic medical treatment on the emergency scene. Emergency Medical Responders cannot transport patients (as class A vehicles are not considered patient transports) and can serve as an attendant-in-charge only on class A (rapid response) emergency vehicles.

Initial EMR Policy

Recertification EMR Policy


Emergency Medical Technician*

The Emergency Medical Technician performs all of the duties as the First Responder, and in addition, can perform the full gamut of West Virginia Basic Life Support (BLS) and can transport patients to the hospital or care center. An Emergency Medical Technician can serve as attendant-in-charge on class A (rapid response) and B (Basic Life Support transport).

Initial EMT Policy

Recertification EMT Policy


Advanced Emergency Medical Technician*

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician can perform all duties of an Emergency Medical Technician, providing Basic Life Support (BLS) and some forms of Advanced Life Support

Initial AEMT Policy

Recertification AEMT Policy

Reinstatement Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)



The Paramedic provides high level of care, capable of administering powerful drugs and techniques, and can administer Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support techniques and protocols. Paramedics can serve as attendant-in-charge on class A, B, and C (advanced life support transport) vehicles.

Initial Paramedic Policy

Recertification Paramedic Policy

Initial RN to Paramedic (Non-MCCN)


Mobile Critical Care Paramedic*

Initial MCCP Policy - Coming Soon. Contact EMSCertification@wv.gov for information.

Recertification MCCP Policy


Mobile Critical Care Nurse*

Initial RN to MCCN Policy

Recertification MCCN Policy


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