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Virginia Course Approvals


The Virginia Office of EMS requires that all individuals hold current certification in C.P.R. as a prerequisite for enrollment in the EMT-Basic and EMS First Responder Programs (initial full certification courses). Additionally, those students who eventually request to be tested to gain an initial Basic Life Support certification level must show proof of current training in C.P.R. by presentation at the test site of an EMT-Instructor verified Individual Skill Performance Record showing successful course completion. (Current CPR card or official course rosters are also acceptable to verify CPR certification..

The current courses which are accepted by the Virginia Office of E.M.S. to meet these standards are found here.


Pediatric First aid, CPR & AED for Day Care Providers

The National Safety Council Pediatric First aid, CPR & AED program has been approved by the Department of Social Services.  Click here for the approval.



For assistance in getting a National Safety Council program approved in your state please email



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