Click HERE to see any event or training that has been cancelled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus  

Regional Training Calendar

Peninsulas EMS Council is the “go to” source for information on EMS training and education throughout the region!

Whether hosted by PEMS, our sister regional councils, or produced by our agency and health system partners, PEMS is the central repository in the region for training information.

If your organization is providing training and you would like to make that training available to others, please let us know below and we will post it to the Regional Training Calendar.

Meeting Change

Click here to see the training calendar!

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 OEMS Approved EVOC Training Programs

The following training programs have been reviewed and are recognized as equivalents to the emergency vehicle operator requirements established in the Virginia EMS Regulations (October 2012), specifically; 12VAC5-31-1210; 12VAC5-31-1230; and 12VAC5-31-1270:

  • American Medical Response, Virginia Division EVOC Course
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Chesterfield County Fire Department, EVOC Program
  • City of Virginia Beach Emergency Vehicle Operating Course
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Driver Academy EVOC Course and/or Instructor School
  • Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, EVOC Training Program
  • McNeil and Company, Inc. Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), Emergency Vehicle Operators Safety (EVOS) Course
  • S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Volunteer Fireman’s Insurance Services, Inc., Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

  Click here to download official notification from OEMS .

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Training Links

EMS Scholarship Opportunity

ECPI University EMS Program

Rappahannock Community College EMS Programs

Thomas Nelson Community College EMS Programs

TEMS Training Calendar

VDEM Training

EMS Education Coordinator Updates

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Training Announcements

Sentara's Stroke Symposium Coming in May

The 2024 Sentara Stroke Symposium is scheduled for May 31, 2024 and will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.  This one-day conference is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge related to the prevention, treatment and rocovery of cerbrovascular disease.

To register, scan the QR code in the picture below or click on the following link: 

Sentara Stroke

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Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (Basic and Advanced) Training Coming to Portsmouth

Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition in the ongoing commitment to excellence in healthcare and emergency response, we are excited to announce a valuable training opportunity that could greatly benefit you and our organization: the Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) Certification Program. 

CHEC FY24 Flyer Page 1

Training: CHEC Basic & Advanced 

Date: February 13-15th, 2024 

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Location: ODU Tri-Cities Center

1070 University Blvd #2649, Portsmouth, VA 23703

Cost: $0, FREE


CHEC Basic: 2-Day Course, 13.5 CEU

CHEC Advanced: 1-Day Course, 6.75 CEU

Course Information:

Training Opportunity - Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Instructor Courses

Have you considered advancing your career to teach others?  Here are a few opportunities to become an instructor for Basic Life Support (BLS-I) and/or  Advance Life Suport (ALS-I).  Peninsula Center for Life support is hosting both of thes courses - BLS-I on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 8:45 a,m, - 6:00 p.m. and ALS-I on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 8:45 a.m – 6:00 p.m.     There is a cost to each of the courses.  Please download the flyers by clicking the links below to obtain full details on the course offerings.

For details on the Basic Life Support Instructor course and for the registration form:   CLICK HERE

For details on the Advanced Life Support Instructor course and for the registration form:   CLICK HERE

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CEs for Pediatrics Opportunities

Check out these opportunities to increase your knowledge on treating pediatric patients.  Refer to the picture for the topics and dates on each of the course offeriings:

To download the flyer,  CLICK HERE




The Virginia Office of EMS and VectorSolutions have partnered to offer free courses.

The Virginia Office of EMS and Vector Solutions are excited to announce no cost EMS Continuing Education for Virginia EMS Providers.  Over one hundred courses are being offered to help EMS providers meet their recertification requirements for their state and national certifications.  Please take the time to review what is being offered through this significant investment of online training and sign up today!

Click HERE for the flyer.





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