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All those taking EMT training in Virginia have to make sure that there chosen program is approved. This comes directly from the Virginia Department of Health, who regulates all emergency medical technicians in Virginia. We will go through each of the enrollment requirements and each step it takes to get EMT certified in Virginia according to the state guidelines and laws.

Locate EMT Courses in Virginia Below

 

How to Become an Emergency Medical Technician in Virginia

Meet the enrollments guidelines below and you can start your training. Once you pass the training you can go for your certification. Pass the two certification exams and you can apply for licensure in Virginia. We go in to all the details below.

Step 1: Meet the Demands for Initial Enrollment

Below are all the requirements for entry in to EMT training in Virginia:

1 – Be at least 16 years of age to start in EMT training. All those under the age of 18 will have to have parental permission for training entry
2 – Be able to read, write and speak English
3 – Cannot be physically impaired where it limits a candidate’s physical capabilities for the job
4 – Have a current CPR certification from an Office of Emergency Medical Services approved CPR training program
5 – Cannot have been convicted of any crime that is detailed in the 12VAC5-31-910 law.
6 – Have a clean physical appearance
7 – Cannot be under influence of any substances that would impair the aspects of the job (alcohol, legal and illegal drugs and medications etc.).

Step 2: Attend and Graduate From Approved EMT Classes in Virginia

All future EMTs in Virginia have to attend approved training as we mentioned. We make that easy by posting all the approved training classes in the state for you below. After attending your approved training, you can sign up for the NREMT certification examination.

Virginia Department of Health Approved EMT Classes in Virginia

CountyRegionProgram Start DateProgram End DateContact Phone #
LynchburgBlue Ridge9/5/201912/19/2019(434) 832-7826
LynchburgBlue Ridge8/19/201912/9/2019(434) 832-7826
LynchburgBlue Ridge8/19/201912/9/2019(434) 832-7826
AugustaCentral Shenandoah8/22/20191/23/2020(540) 836-0546
HarrisonburgCentral Shenandoah5/20/20198/9/2019(540) 578-1144
RockinghamCentral Shenandoah9/19/20195/14/2020(540) 209-5143
AugustaCentral Shenandoah8/5/201912/30/2019(540) 245-5624
FrederickLord Fairfax8/21/20195/1/2020(540) 868-7189
FrederickLord Fairfax8/21/20192/26/2020(540) 665-6388
Fairfax CountyNorthern Virginia8/15/201911/29/2019(703) 822-6639
Prince WilliamNorthern Virginia5/30/20198/11/2019(703) 221-9733
Fairfax CountyNorthern Virginia8/15/201911/29/2019(703) 822-6639
Fairfax CountyNorthern Virginia8/15/201911/29/2019(703) 822-6639
Prince WilliamNorthern Virginia8/16/201911/11/2019(301) 703-8187
Falls ChurchNorthern Virginia5/29/20198/10/2019(703) 221-9733
Prince WilliamNorthern Virginia6/21/20198/12/2019(703) 221-9733
HenricoOld Dominion1/9/20198/7/2019(804) 347-4933
Richmond CityOld Dominion5/14/20198/6/2019(804) 828-4204
HalifaxOld Dominion6/3/20199/29/2019(434) 547-9790
EmporiaOld Dominion8/19/201912/9/2019(434) 949-1026
HenricoOld Dominion5/20/201912/14/2019(804) 523-5768
EmporiaOld Dominion6/3/20199/14/2019(434) 594-8969
ChesterfieldOld Dominion5/28/20198/7/2019(804) 706-5164
GoochlandOld Dominion9/9/20192/5/2020(804) 556-5344
Richmond CityOld Dominion8/20/201912/17/2019(804) 828-4204
MecklenburgOld Dominion8/26/20194/28/2020(434) 917-5008
HanoverOld Dominion5/2/20199/26/2019(804) 560-3300
MecklenburgOld Dominion8/26/201912/15/2019(434) 917-5008
ChesterfieldOld Dominion5/28/20198/7/2019(804) 706-5164
HenricoOld Dominion8/27/20193/25/2020(804) 523-5768
BuckinghamOld Dominion8/13/20193/26/2020(434) 962-1159
CharlotteOld Dominion8/26/20194/27/2020
Prince GeorgeOld Dominion9/4/20191/7/2020(804)722-8614
HenricoOld Dominion5/21/20198/16/2019(804)328-4095
Colonial HeightsOld Dominion6/24/20198/14/2019(804)731-9383
DinwiddieOld Dominion9/10/20191/10/2020(804)469-5388
MecklenburgOld Dominion8/20/201912/1/2019(434)917-5008
ChesterfieldOld Dominion8/27/201912/7/2019(804)706-5164
ChesterfieldOld Dominion8/27/201912/7/2019(804)706-5164
HanoverOld Dominion9/3/20195/13/2020(804)836-2590
ChesterfieldOld Dominion9/4/20193/18/2020(804)320-2574
Newport NewsPeninsulas5/6/20199/25/2019(757)873-2453
WilliamsburgPeninsulas8/30/201912/14/2019(757)825-2808
GloucesterPeninsulas9/10/201912/14/2019(804)758-6777
HamptonPeninsulas8/30/201912/14/2019(757)825-2808
HamptonPeninsulas8/30/201912/14/2019(757)825-2808
WilliamsburgPeninsulas8/30/201912/14/2019(757)825-2808
Newport NewsPeninsulas9/30/20192/26/2020(757)873-2453
CulpeperRappahannock9/3/20191/18/2020(540)423-2184
SpotsylvaniaRappahannock8/3/201911/27/2019
FauquierRappahannock6/1/20198/17/2019
CulpeperRappahannock5/28/20198/19/2019(703)221-9733
FredericksburgRappahannock4/30/20198/10/2019(540)373-3264
StaffordRappahannock8/27/201912/21/2019(540)658-7200
StaffordRappahannock7/8/20198/9/2019(540)658-7200
WiseSouthwestern Virginia9/3/201911/28/2019(276)964-7729
WashingtonSouthwestern Virginia9/3/201911/28/2019(276)964-7729
TazewellSouthwestern Virginia8/6/20198/16/2019(276)964-7729
WytheSouthwestern Virginia9/3/201911/28/2019(276)964-7729
WiseSouthwestern Virginia7/10/201910/23/2019(276)870-5943
BristolSouthwestern Virginia8/10/201912/1/2019(276)628-4151
TazewellSouthwestern Virginia9/3/201911/28/2019(276)964-7729
CharlottesvilleThomas Jefferson5/28/20198/10/2019(434)961-5438
AlbemarleThomas Jefferson8/16/201912/15/2019(434)961-5438
CharlottesvilleThomas Jefferson8/19/201912/15/2019(434)961-5438
CharlottesvilleThomas Jefferson8/31/201912/7/2019(434)295-6146
CharlottesvilleThomas Jefferson6/1/20198/17/2019(434)295-6146
Virginia BeachTidewater10/30/201911/22/2019(757)822-7335
Virginia BeachTidewater5/7/20199/12/2019(757)385-1999
Virginia BeachTidewater9/4/20199/27/2019(757)822-7335
Virginia BeachTidewater8/19/201912/11/2019(757)822-7335
Virginia BeachTidewater8/20/201912/12/2019(757)822-7335
Virginia BeachTidewater11/13/20194/13/2020
Virginia BeachTidewater7/8/201911/18/2019(757)385-1999
Virginia BeachTidewater9/12/20191/30/2020(757)385-1999
Roanoke CityWestern Virginia5/30/20198/6/2019(540)985-4030
HenryWestern Virginia6/6/20199/7/2019(276)340-1378
HenryWestern Virginia6/6/20199/7/2019(276)340-1378
GilesWestern Virginia6/18/20198/18/2019(540)320-7998
Roanoke CityWestern Virginia8/12/201911/21/2019(540)985-4030
SalemWestern Virginia9/15/20191/8/2020(540)765-7191
Roanoke CityWestern Virginia8/26/201911/21/2019(540)985-4030
FloydWestern Virginia8/3/201912/7/2019(276)618-0795
MartinsvilleWestern Virginia8/22/201911/26/2019(276)634-4660
MontgomeryWestern Virginia8/26/201912/12/2019(540)505-0546
PatrickWestern Virginia9/9/201912/11/2019(276)692-6714
HenryWestern Virginia1/8/20205/13/2020(276)656-5473
MontgomeryWestern Virginia5/20/20198/21/2019(540)505-0564
MontgomeryWestern Virginia8/26/201912/11/2019(540)382-9518
AlleghanyWestern Virginia8/22/201912/5/2019(540)863-2832
DanvilleWestern Virginia8/22/20194/30/2020(434)792-2739

How long does EMT training in VA take?

Candidates can look forward to a minimum of 154 hours of training. 10 of those hours will be in a clinical setting.

Step 3: Pass NREMT Certification Examinations

Virginia emergency medical techs have to take the NREMT and pass both both exams (practical and written exams) and pay the testing fees to get certified. You can apply for the NREMT after you pass your accredited EMT training program.

For more info on the exams, see our resource here.

 

Step 4: Get Registered on the National EMT Registry and Get License

All EMTs in Virginia have to get licensed by the state and get on the national EMT registry for eligibility for employment. Pay the fees and fill out application for both to get licensed and registered.

EMT Pay in Virginia

The median salary in Virginia for EMTs is $33,110 per year and $15.92 per hour. See more about EMT salary across Virginia below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.52$16.05$27.40
Yearly$21,880$33,380$56,990
VirginiaHourly$10.72$15.92$23.28
Yearly$22,300$33,110$48,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WVHourly$13.15$23.71$37.80
Yearly$27,340$49,310$78,630
Charlottesville, VAHourly$12.24$17.92$24.18
Yearly$25,470$37,280$50,290
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metro AreaHourly$13.21$16.89$21.18
Yearly$27,470$35,130$44,060
Roanoke, VAHourly$12.09$16.51$19.92
Yearly$25,150$34,350$41,440
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NCHourly$12.36$16.48$24.63
Yearly$25,710$34,290$51,240
Richmond, VAHourly$10.14$16.27$22.86
Yearly$21,090$33,850$47,550
Northeastern PeninsulasHourly$11.71$15.93$19.31
Yearly$24,360$33,140$40,160
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VAHourly$11.02$15.84$22.79
Yearly$22,930$32,950$47,400
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VAHourly$8.24$14.89$22.24
Yearly$17,140$30,980$46,260
Northwestern VirginiaHourly$12.35$14.86$26.56
Yearly$25,680$30,900$55,240
Lynchburg, VAHourly$8.93$14.76$23.32
Yearly$18,580$30,710$48,500
Southside VirginiaHourly$10.12$14.36$21.57
Yearly$21,040$29,860$44,860
Harrisonburg, VAHourly$10.12$12.75$17.42
Yearly$21,040$26,530$36,220
Southwestern VirginiaHourly$8.36$11.84$21.40
Yearly$17,380$24,630$44,520

Source – bls.gov

Emergency Medical Technician Jobs in Virginia?

The projected 28% from bls.gov shows just how much the demand is rising for EMT jobs across the state of Virginia.