West Virginia EMS Recertification Process

2022 West Virginia EMS Recertification Process

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources Bureau for Public Health plans for and oversees licensing of, emergency medical services in the state. We’ve outlined the recertification process for West Virginia, provided some helpful links, and answered frequently asked questions.

Information on this page was accurate at time of publishing (April 2022) and is regularly reviewed and updated. Always confirm the rules, regulations, and processes with your local EMS authorities. If you notice any inaccurate or out-of-date information, please let us know so we can make corrections.

WEST VIRGINIA EMS RECERTIFICATION GUIDE

Does West Virginia follow the NREMT’S NCCP Model?

The State of West Virginia does follow the NREMT’s NCCP model. Upon completion of the course and the successful passing of the NREMT practical and cognitive exams, you will receive an NREMT certificate which you can use to apply for licensure in the state of West Virginia. Those who are eligible can renew on the West Virginia Department of Health’s website. Additional recertification options can be found here.

Get started now with Code One’s Online EMT Recertification Program

WHAT ARE THE LEVELS OF EMS PROVIDERS IN WEST VIRGINIA?

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic 

Scope of practice of each level of EMS provider can be found on West Virginia Statewide Emergency Medical Services Protocols.

WHAT ABOUT CE REQUIREMENTS:

West Virginia follows the NCCP model for renewing EMS licenses.

  • EMRs are required to complete 16 continuing education hours.
  • EMTs are required to complete 40 continuing education hours
  • AEMTs are required to complete 50 continuing education hours.
  • Paramedics are required to complete 60 continuing education hours.

ONLINE RECERTIFICATION WITH CODE ONE:

Code One offers Online NREMT Recertification courses for each level of EMS Provider (these courses are also approved for recertification use in West Virginia):

  • Online EMT Recertification Course – Consists of 40 hours of online content which satisfies all continuing education requirements. Participants attend 16 hours (or more if desired) of training as live (F5) virtual instructor-led courses in an online webinar. Live courses are scheduled weekdays between 10am and 6pm with 5 courses offered per day (additional evening and weekend sessions are scheduled during February and March). The remaining 24 hours are pre-recorded distributive education (F3) which may be completed anytime. Register Here
  • Online AEMT Recertification Course – Consists of 50 hours of online content which satisfies all continuing education requirements. Participants attend 21.5 hours (or more if desired) of training as live (F5) virtual instructor-led courses in an online webinar. Live courses are scheduled weekdays between 10am and 6pm with 5 courses offered per day (additional evening and weekend sessions are scheduled during February and March). The remaining 28.5 hours are pre-recorded distributive education (F3) which may be completed anytime. Register Here
  • Online Paramedic Recertification Course – Consists of 60 hours of online content which satisfies all continuing education requirements. Participants attend 25 hours (or more if desired) of training as live (F5) virtual instructor-led courses in an online webinar. Live courses are scheduled weekdays between 10am and 6pm with 5 courses offered per day (additional evening and weekend sessions are scheduled during February and March). The remaining 35 hours are pre-recorded distributive education (F3) which may be completed anytime. Register Here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I COMPLETE ALL OF MY CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE?

Yes. Code One’s Online EMS Recertification course provides all required continuing education hours in a flexible virtual format. Participants complete a combination of scheduled live courses in a virtual conference room and distributive pre-recorded courses which may be completed at any time.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LIMITS ON DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION?

EMT Recertification limits distributive education (pre-recorded) course hours. Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) courses are conducted in real-time via webinar and are approved in the F5 category by the NREMT. There is no limit for hours that can be obtained through VILT.

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR LIVE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING THROUGH THE ONLINE EMT RECERTIFICATION COURSE?

Live courses are scheduled on weekdays from 10am to 6pm with five courses offered per day. There are additional evening and Saturday sessions scheduled during February and March. Most classes are one hour in length.

IF I RENEW MY NREMT CERTIFICATION, DO I STILL NEED TO GET A STATE CERTIFICATION?

EMTs need a state certification to practice. The EMT can easily submit their updated NREMT certification through the state licensing portal to obtain updated state EMT certification.

Helpful Resources:

NREMT Recertification Information for EMR | EMT | AEMT | Paramedic

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