West Virginia

West Virginia EMS Office Contact Info

West Virginia Office of EMS

350 Capitol Street, Room 425
Charleston WV, 25301
(304) 558-3956
https://www.wvoems.org/

 

West Virginia EMS Exams Information

West Virginia EMR Exams

To become an EMR in West Virginia, you must successfully complete either the written practical examination of either the National Registry or the State Initial Examination. Testing for the National Registry exam is performed by Pearson VUE, sign up on the National Registry website to find a testing center near you. If you choose to take the State Initial Exam, your EMR program will provide you with that information.

For information on the National Registry exam go here and here.

West Virginia EMT Exams

To become an EMT in West Virginia, you must successfully complete either the written practical examination of either the National Registry or the State Initial Examination. Testing for the National Registry exam is performed by Pearson VUE, sign up on the National Registry website to find a testing center near you. If you choose to take the State Initial Exam, your EMR program will provide you with that information.

For information on the National Registry exam go here and here.

West Virginia AEMT Exams

In West Virginia, the AEMT level is called the Advanced Care Technician. You must successfully complete the written and practical exam with the National Registry.

For information on the National Registry exam go here.

West Virginia Paramedic Exams

To become a Paramedic in West Virginia, you must successfully complete the written and practical exam with the National Registry. Sign up on the National Registry website to find a Pearson VUE testing center closest to you.

For information on the National Registry exam go here.

 

Requirements for West Virginia EMS Certification

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

To become an EMR in West Virginia you must: Successfully complete an EMR 72 hour course, pass the National Registry exam OR the state Initial Exam, create a continuum account (on the WV OEMS website), submit an application, pass a background check, and submit a copy of your CPR card.

For more information on requirements to become an EMR go here.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

To become an EMT in West Virginia you must: Successfully complete an EMT 150 hour course, create a continuum account (on the WV OEMS website), submit an application, pass a background check, submit a copy of your CPR card, and pass the National Registry exam OR the state Initial Exam.

For more information on requirements to become an EMT go here.

AEMT - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

To become an Advanced Care Technician in West Virginia you must: Successfully complete an ACT program, create a continuum account (on the WV OEMS website), submit an application, have a current EMT license, pass a background check, submit a copy of your CPR card, successfully pass the National Registry, and pass the required skill set for the ACT.

For more information on requirements to become an ACT go here.

EMT-P - Paramedic

To become a Paramedic in West Virginia you must: Successfully complete a Paramedic program, have a current EMT license, create a continuum account (on the WV OEMS website), submit an application, pass a background check, submit a copy of your CPR card, successfully pass the National Registry, and pass the required skill set for the Paramedic.

For more information on requirements to become a Paramedic go here.

 

West Virginia EMS Programs

Type Program Address City Phone # Website
EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Blue Ridge Community and Technical College 13650 Apple Harvest Drive Martinsburg 304-260-4380 website
EMT, Paramedic Mountwest Community and Technical College 1 Mountwest Way Huntington 304-710-3528 website
Paramedic New River Community and Technical College 830 Northside Drive Beaver 304-793-3004 website
Paramedic Pierpont Community and Technical College 501 West Main Street Clarksburg 304-367-4501 website
Paramedic Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College 2900 Dempsey Branch Road Mount Gay 301-896-7316 website

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