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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

Education, Retention, and Recruitment

Are you looking to get an education in EMS? Do you have an education but need to be tested for certification or recertification? Are you looking for EMS jobs in the area, or want to see if additional training is available? This area of the website is built for those wanting to enter the West Virginia workforce.

Educational Institutes and Instructor Endorsement

Education Approval Policy, skill sheets, and EMS Modules

Online Continuing Education

The West Virginia Office of EMS (WVOEMS) will accept online courses that are approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). For National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) requirements, please review https://www.safetyunlimited.com/Online-Training/CAPCE-NCCP-Overview.asp for your specific level to determine the number of online hours excepted.

Hazmat course can be completed at the following hyperlinks. https://www.saferesponse.com/courses/hazardous-materials-response-awareness-level/ or NFPA 472 https://catalog.nfpa.org/NFPA-472-Standard-for-Competence-of-Responders-to-Hazardous-MaterialsWeapons-of-Mass-Destruction-Incidents-P1309.aspx

MCI or Disaster Management courses can be from WVOEMS pre-approved Class-1 Classes, such as: FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, or 800 courses located at https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx. You can also utilize WVOEMS approved mass casualty drills.

You may still complete Hazmat Awareness and Mass Casualty Refresher at any WVOEMS approved Educational Institute.


EMS Level Refresher courses can be completed online that are CAPCE approved for NREMT recertification; however, you must still complete any specific skill assessment, if applicable, from a WVOEMS approved Educational Institute.

Specific Certification/Endorsement Examination Form

All Educational Institutions and/or WVOEMS Instructors requesting specific certification/endorsement examinations must complete the Specific Certification/Endorsement Examination Form and email to EMSTesting@wv.gov

Specific Certification/Endorsement Examinations Form



Pre Approved Class-1 Classes

For a list of approved courses, click here.


Statewide Training Opportunities

Recovery Coach Training

Recovery Coach Training Flyer


Retention Information

These documents are in the Keeping the Best series.

Please contact the Education Unit at EMSEducation@wv.gov


Specific Certification/Endorsement Examinations
See Also

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