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Charleston, WV 25301

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OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
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EMS Rule and Fee Changes effective July 1, 2018

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:15 PM

With the completion of the recent Legislative Session, there have been changes made to the EMS Act (Legislative Rule 64CSR48).  The entire Legislative Rule can be found by clicking on this sentence. Also please note the fee changes included that are effective July 1, 2018.  It is important to note that the fees for certification/recertification and Criminal Background Check (for those individuals requiring a Criminal Background Check) are separate.  The online application system will be updated to reflect these new fees.


6.8. Fees.  An applicant for Emergency Medical Vehicle Operator, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Care Technician, Paramedic, Mobile Critical Care Paramedic or Mobile Critical Care Nurse applicants, to be deposited in the Emergency Medical Services Agency Licensure Fund, established by the provisions of W. Va. Code §16-4C-6b, shall pay the following non-refundable certification fees:


6.8.a. Initial certification via National Registry or state examination: $75.00;

6.8.b. Recertification via National Registry maintenance or state process: $37.50;

6.8.c. Legal recognition: $100.00;

6.8.d. Reinstatement:

6.8.d.1. Certification expired beyond two years: $100.00;

6.8.d.2. Certification suspended or otherwise expired as a result of actions taken per subsection 7.5. of this rule: $100.00.

6.8.e. National Criminal Background Check: $45.00.

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