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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

West Virginia Office of EMS Education Department

Welcome to the West Virginia Office of EMS Education Department page.  We are working to update this page with more information and new features.  Please check back for updates.

Accepted Education

National Registry accepts 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 Recertification | National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians ( for your specific level to determine the number of online hours excepted.


The MCI 1 and 2 courses for all levels of  initial certification must be completed in person at a WVOEMS endorsed Educational Institute. Refresher Mass Casualty 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 You can also utilize WVOEMS approved mass casualty drills.


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, in person from a WVOEMS approved Educational Institute.

Pre Approved Class-1 Classes

For a list of approved courses, click here.


Education and Instructor Policy, Procedures, and all Related Materials

The following link will take you to the Education and Instructor Policy and all of the related materials including skill summary sheets for all levels, refresher outlines for all levels, and instructor-student teaching forms.

2023 Educational Policy and Procedure Materials

Please contact the Education Unit at assistance or questions.


Specific Certification/Endorsement Examinations
See Also

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