Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services

EMS1 Academy is an approved third-party continuing education vendor with the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. EMS1 Academy has over 200 courses totaling over 200 hours of Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) continuing education approved for use by Virginia certified EMS professionals to satisfy their continuing education requirements. Requirements vary according to the provider’s certification level, so please check your Continuing Education Report on the Virginia EMS Portal for more information. EMS1 Academy electronically reports approved course completions to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services once per day. Individual subscriptions are available here.

To have your course completions reported to the Virginia OEMS, you must log into your EMS1 Academy account and set up your credential by selecting the appropriate license type: Virginia EMS – before completing any courses.

Virginia EMS providers requesting recertification must demonstrate eligibility as evidenced by completion of the continuing education requirements for the corresponding recertification program for the level to be recertified. Evidence of completion for the continuing education requirements shall be received by the Office of EMS in an approved method prior to certification expiration for the provider to be classified in current provider status. 

Course Name Hours Virginia Topic Number  Area Number (BLS)  Area Number (ALS)
12-Lead EKG 3h 30100 CAT 2 17
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (ALS) 1h 30101 CAT 2 17
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (BLS) 1h 30102 12 CAT 2
Abdominal Trauma (ALS) 1h 30103 CAT 2 18
Abdominal Trauma (BLS) 1h 30104 13 CAT 2
Acute MI and STEMI (ALS) 1h 30105 CAT 2 17
Acute MI and STEMI (BLS) 1h 30106 12 CAT 2
Acute Psychosis (ALS) 1h 30107 CAT 2 19
Acute Psychosis (BLS) 1h 30108 14 CAT 2
Advanced Airway: Intubation 3h 30109 CAT 2 16
Airborne and Bloodborne Pathogens 1h 30110 14 19
Airway 1 1h 30111 CAT 2 16
Alcohol-Related Emergencies (ALS) 1h 30112 CAT 2 19
Alcohol-Related Emergencies (BLS) 1h 30113 14 CAT 2
Altered Mental Status in the Elderly (ALS) 1h 30114 CAT 2 19
Altered Mental Status in the Elderly (BLS) 1h 30115 14 CAT 2
Alternative Drugs of Abuse (ALS) 1h 30116 CAT 2 19
Alternative Drugs of Abuse (BLS) 1h 30117 14 CAT 2
Altitude Illness (ALS) 1h 30118 CAT 2 18
Altitude Illness (BLS) 1h 30119 13 CAT 2
Ambulance Safety and Design 1h 30120 Cat 2 Cat 2
Amputation and Hemorrhage Control (ALS) 1h 30121 CAT 2 18
Amputation and Hemorrhage Control (BLS) 1h 30122 13 CAT 2
Anaphylaxis (ALS) 1h 30123 CAT 2 19
Anaphylaxis (BLS) 1h 30124 14 CAT 2
Animal Bites (ALS) 1h 30125 CAT 2 18
Animal Bites (BLS) 1h 30126 13 CAT 2
Anticholinergic Overdose (ALS) 1h 30127 CAT 2 19
Anticholinergic Overdose (BLS) 1h 30128 14 CAT 2
Asthma (ALS) 1h 30129 CAT 2 19
Asthma (BLS) 1h 30130 14 CAT 2
Back Pain/Injuries (ALS) 1h 30131 CAT 2 18
Back Pain/Injuries (BLS) 1h 30132 13 CAT 2
Basic Airway Mastery 1h 30133 11 16
Blast Injuries (ALS) 1h 30134 CAT 2 18
Blast Injuries (BLS) 1h 30135 13 CAT 2
Bloodborne Pathogens for First Responders 1h 30136 14 19
Body Armor and the Changing Landscape of Public Safety 1h 30137 15 20
Body Piercing (ALS) 1h 30138 CAT 2 18
Body Piercing (BLS) 1h 30139 13 CAT 2
Burns (ALS) 1h 30140 CAT 2 18
Burns (BLS) 1h 30141 13 CAT 2
Capnography for BLS: Getting Started with Capnography 1h 30142 11 16
Capnography for Respiratory Distress  (ALS) 1h 30143 CAT 2 16
Capnography for Respiratory Distress (BLS) 1h 30144 11 CAT 2
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (ALS) 1h 30145 CAT 2 19
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (BLS) 1h 30146 14 CAT 2
Chest Pain (ALS) 1h 30147 CAT 2 17
Chest Pain (BLS) 1h 30148 12 CAT 2
Chest Trauma (ALS) 1h 30149 CAT 2 18
Chest Trauma (BLS) 1h 30150 13 CAT 2
CHF Vs. COPD (ALS) 1h 30151 CAT 2 19
CHF Vs. COPD (BLS) 1h 30152 14 CAT 2
Child Abuse (ALS) 1h 30153 CAT 2 20
Child Abuse (BLS) 1h 30154 15 CAT 2
Children with Complex Medical Conditions 1h 30155 15 20
Club Drugs (ALS) 1h 30156 CAT 2 19
Club Drugs (BLS) 1h 30157 14 CAT 2
Considerations for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest 1h 30158 CAT 2 17
Current Trends in Stroke Care 1h 30159 12 CAT 2
Customer Service (ALS) 1h 30160 CAT 2 Cat 2
Customer Service (BLS) 1h 30160 Cat 2 CAT 2
Dehydration (ALS) 1h 30161 CAT 2 19
Dehydration (BLS) 1h 30162 14 CAT 2
Dementia and Prehospital Implications (ALS) 1h 30163 CAT 2 19
Dementia and Prehospital Implications (BLS) 1h 30164 14 CAT 2
Depression/Suicide (ALS) 1h 30165 CAT 2 19
Depression/Suicide (BLS) 1h 30166 14 CAT 2
Determination of Death (ALS) 1h 30167 CAT 2 19
Determination of Death (BLS) 1h 30168 14 CAT 2
Diabetic Emergencies (ALS) 1h 30169 CAT 2 19
Diabetic Emergencies (BLS) 1h 30170 14 CAT 2
Disaster Operations 1h 30171 15 20
Disaster Response for EMS 1h 30172 15 20
Diving Emergencies (ALS) 1h 30173 CAT 2 18
Diving Emergencies (BLS) 1h 30174 13 CAT 2
DNR (ALS) 1h 30175 CAT 2 Cat 2
DNR (BLS) 1h 30175 Cat 2 CAT 2
Drowning (ALS) 1h 30176 CAT 2 18
Drowning (BLS) 1h 30177 13 CAT 2
Dyspnea (ALS) 1h 30178 CAT 2 19
Dyspnea (BLS) 1h 30179 14 CAT 2
Elder Abuse (ALS) 1h 30180 CAT 2 20
Elder Abuse (BLS) 1h 30181 15 CAT 2
Elderly Falls (ALS) 1h 30182 CAT 2 18
Elderly Falls (BLS) 1h 30183 13 CAT 2
Elderly Hip Fracture (ALS) 1h 30184 CAT 2 18
Elderly Hip Fracture (BLS) 1h 30185 13 CAT 2
Electrical Injuries (ALS) 1h 30186 CAT 2 18
Electrical Injuries (BLS) 1h 30187 13 CAT 2
Emergency Operations EMS1 1h 30188 Cat 2 Cat 2
EMS Crew Resource Management 1h 30189 15 20
EMS Lawsuits – Documentation/Patient Refusals (ALS) 1h 30190 CAT 2 Cat 2
EMS Lawsuits – Documentation/Patient Refusals (BLS) 1h 30190 Cat 2 CAT 2
EMS Research 1h 30192 Cat 2 CAT 2
EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents (ALS) 1h 30193 CAT 2 18
EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents (BLS) 1h 30194 13 CAT 2
EMS Street Survival – 1 1h 30195 15 20
EMS Street Survival – 2 1h 30196 15 20
EMS Street Survival – 3 1h 30197 15 20
EMS Street Survival – 4 1h 30198 15 20
Environmental 1h 30199 13 18
Evidence-based Guidelines for EMS Providers 1h 30200 15 20
Excited Delirium (ALS) 1h 30201 CAT 2 19
Excited Delirium (BLS) 1h 30202 14 CAT 2
Eye Injuries (ALS) 1h 30203 CAT 2 18
Eye Injuries (BLS) 1h 30204 13 CAT 2
Facial Trauma (ALS) 1h 30205 CAT 2 18
Facial Trauma (BLS) 1h 30206 13 CAT 2
Firefighter Cancer: Prevention and Health 1h 30207 14 19
Gastrointestinal Bleeding (ALS) 1h 30208 CAT 2 19
Gastrointestinal Bleeding (BLS) 1h 30209 14 CAT 2
Head Injuries (ALS) 1h 30210 CAT 2 18
Head Injuries (BLS) 1h 30211 13 CAT 2
Headaches (ALS) 1h 30212 CAT 2 19
Headaches (BLS) 1h 30213 14 CAT 2
Hepatitis and Job-Related Infectious Disease Concerns (ALS) 1h 30214 CAT 2 19
Hepatitis and Job-Related Infectious Disease Concerns (BLS) 1h 30215 14 CAT 2
HIPAA For First Responders 1h 30216 Cat 2 Cat 2
HIV/AIDS 1h 30217 14 19
Hyperthermic Patient (ALS) 1h 30218 CAT 2 18
Hyperthermic Patient (BLS) 1h 30219 13 CAT 2
Hypothermic Patient (ALS) 1h 30220 CAT 2 18
Hypothermic Patient (BLS) 1h 30221 13 CAT 2
Infectious and Communicable Diseases (ALS) 1h 30222 CAT 2 19
Infectious and Communicable Diseases (BLS) 1h 30223 14 CAT 2
Influenza (ALS) 1h 30224 CAT 2 19
Influenza (BLS) 1h 30225 14 CAT 2
Kidney Disease (ALS) 1h 30226 CAT 2 19
Kidney Disease (BLS) 1h 30227 14 CAT 2
Leading a Safe and High Performing Ambulance Team 1.5h 30228 Cat 2 Cat 2
Legal 2h 30229 Cat 2 Cat 2
Lights and Sirens: Deadly Epidemic 1h 30230 Cat 2 Cat 2
Liver Disease (ALS) 1h 30231 CAT 2 19
Liver Disease (BLS) 1h 30232 14 CAT 2
Managing Chronic Care Patients (ALS) 1h 30233 CAT 2 20
Managing Chronic Care Patients (BLS) 1h 30234 15 CAT 2
Managing the Pediatric Arrest (ALS) 1h 30235 CAT 2 17
Managing the Pediatric Arrest (BLS) 1h 30236 12 CAT 2
Medical 1h 30237 14 19
Medication Errors (ALS) 1h 30238 CAT 2 19
Medication Errors (BLS) 1h 30239 14 CAT 2
Medication-Resistant Pathogens (MRSA, TB, VRE, C.Diff) 1h 30240 14 19
Methamphetamine Abuse (ALS) 1h 30241 CAT 2 19
Methamphetamine Abuse (BLS) 1h 30242 14 CAT 2
Myocardial Infarction (ALS) 1h 30243 CAT 2 17
Myocardial Infarction (BLS) 1h 30244 12 CAT 2
Narcotic Abuse (ALS) 1h 30245 CAT 2 19
Narcotic Abuse (BLS) 1h 30246 14 CAT 2
Near Drowning (ALS) 1h 30247 CAT 2 18
Near Drowning (BLS) 1h 30248 13 CAT 2
Obstetrics 1h 30249 14 19
Operations EMS1 1h 30250 Cat 2 Cat 2
Opioid Crisis: Protecting Our First Responders 1h 30251 14 19
Patient Assessment and Exam 1h 30252 Cat 2 Cat 2
Patient Communication During Disasters (ALS) 1h 30253 CAT 2 Cat 2
Patient Communication During Disasters (BLS) 1h 30253 Cat 2 CAT 2
Pediatric Abdominal Trauma (ALS) 1h 30254 CAT 2 18
Pediatric Abdominal Trauma (BLS) 1h 30255 13 CAT 2
Pediatric Altered Mental Status (ALS) 1h 30256 CAT 2 19
Pediatric Altered Mental Status (BLS) 1h 30257 14 CAT 2
Pediatric Burns (ALS) 1h 30258 CAT 2 18
Pediatric Burns (BLS) 1h 30259 13 CAT 2
Pediatric Chest Pain (ALS) 1h 30260 CAT 2 17
Pediatric Chest Pain (BLS) 1h 30261 12 CAT 2
Pediatric Emergencies (ALS) 1h 30262 CAT 2 20
Pediatric Emergencies (BLS) 1h 30263 15 CAT 2
Pediatric Falls (ALS) 1h 30264 CAT 2 18
Pediatric Falls (BLS) 1h 30265 13 CAT 2
Pediatric Head Trauma (ALS) 1h 30266 CAT 2 18
Pediatric Head Trauma (BLS) 1h 30267 13 CAT 2
Pediatric Overdose (ALS) 1h 30268 CAT 2 19
Pediatric Overdose (BLS) 1h 30269 14 CAT 2
Pediatric Seizures (ALS) 1h 30270 CAT 2 19
Pediatric Seizures (BLS) 1h 30271 14 CAT 2
Pediatric Shock (ALS) 1h 30272 CAT 2 19
Pediatric Shock (BLS) 1h 30273 14 CAT 2
Pediatric Shortness Of Breath (ALS) 1h 30274 CAT 2 19
Pediatric Shortness Of Breath (BLS) 1h 30275 14 CAT 2
Pediatric Spinal Injuries (ALS) 1h 30276 CAT 2 18
Pediatric Spinal Injuries (BLS) 1h 30277 13 CAT 2
Pediatric Toxic Ingestion (ALS) 1h 30278 CAT 2 19
Pediatric Toxic Ingestion (BLS) 1h 30279 14 CAT 2
Penetrating Neck Trauma (ALS) 1h 30280 CAT 2 18
Penetrating Neck Trauma (BLS) 1h 30281 13 CAT 2
Pit Crew CPR (ALS) 1h 30282 CAT 2 17
Pit Crew CPR (BLS) 1h 30283 12 CAT 2
Pregnancy and Dyspnea (ALS) 1h 30284 CAT 2 19
Pregnancy and Dyspnea (BLS) 1h 30285 14 CAT 2
Pregnancy and Trauma (ALS) 1h 30286 CAT 2 18
Pregnancy and Trauma (BLS) 1h 30287 13 CAT 2
Provider Well-Being 1h 30288 15 20
Radiation Injuries (ALS) 1h 30289 CAT 2 18
Radiation Injuries (BLS) 1h 30290 13 CAT 2
Radio Communications for EMS 1h 30291 Cat 2 Cat 2
Respiratory 2h 30292 11 16
Responders at Risk: Protecting First Responders From Opioid Exposure 1h 30293 15 20
Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ALS) 1h 30294 CAT 2 17
Return of Spontaneous Circulation (BLS) 1h 30295 12 CAT 2
Safe and Effective Pain Management (ALS) 1h 30296 CAT 2 19
Safe and Effective Pain Management (BLS) 1h 30297 14 CAT 2
Safe Transport of the Pediatric Patient (ALS) 1h 30298 CAT 2 20
Safe Transport of the Pediatric Patient (BLS) 1h 30299 15 CAT 2
Scene Safety at MCI (ALS) 1h 30300 CAT 2 18
Scene Safety at MCI (BLS) 1h 30301 13 CAT 2
Seizures (ALS) 1h 30302 CAT 2 19
Seizures (BLS) 1h 30303 14 CAT 2
Selecting the Proper Personnel – Ability and Attitude 1h 30304 15 20
Sepsis (ALS) 1h 30305 CAT 2 19
Sepsis (BLS) 1h 30306 14 CAT 2
Sickle Cell Crisis (ALS) 1h 30307 CAT 2 19
Sickle Cell Crisis (BLS) 1h 30308 14 CAT 2
Six Core Elements of the EMS Culture of Safety 1h 30309 15 20
Snakebites And Stings (ALS) 1h 30310 CAT 2 18
Snakebites And Stings (BLS) 1h 30311 13 CAT 2
Spinal Injuries (ALS) 1h 30312 CAT 2 18
Spinal Injuries (BLS) 1h 30313 13 CAT 2
Spinal Motion Restriction (ALS) 1h 30314 CAT 2 18
Spinal Motion Restriction (BLS) 1h 30315 13 CAT 2
Stabbings (ALS) 1h 30316 CAT 2 18
Stabbings (BLS) 1h 30317 13 CAT 2
Stroke (ALS) 1h 30318 CAT 2 17
Stroke (BLS) 1h 30319 12 CAT 2
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (ALS) 1h 30320 CAT 2 19
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (BLS) 1h 30321 14 CAT 2
The Art of Patient Refusal (ALS) 1h 30322 CAT 2 Cat 2
The Art of Patient Refusal (BLS) 1h 30322 Cat 2 CAT 2
The Culture of Ambulance Safety 1h 30323 Cat 2 Cat 2
The Obese Patient (ALS) 1h 30324 CAT 2 19
The Obese Patient (BLS) 1h 30325 14 CAT 2
Toxic Inhalations (ALS) 1h 30326 CAT 2 19
Toxic Inhalations (BLS) 1h 30327 14 CAT 2
Trauma EMS1 1.5h 30328 13 18
Treating Neck and Spinal Injuries  (ALS) 1h 30329 CAT 2 18
Treating Neck and Spinal Injuries (BLS) 1h 30330 13 CAT 2
Triage (ALS) 1h 30331 CAT 2 20
Triage (BLS) 1h 30332 15 CAT 2
Vehicle Operations EMS1 1h 30333 Cat 2 Cat 2
Ventricular Assist Devices: Assessment and Treatment Considerations  (ALS) 1h 30334 CAT 2 17
Ventricular Assist Devices: Assessment and Treatment Considerations  (BLS) 1h 30335 12 CAT 2
What Would You Do? 1h 30336 14 19
Wheezing (ALS) 1h 30337 CAT 2 19
Wheezing (BLS) 1h 30338 14 CAT 2

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