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Continuing education is essential to the ongoing professional development of EMS providers. The Southwest Virginia EMS Council offers an annual Category-1 continuing education program at both the BLS and ALS levels to support ongoing professional development. Course offerings include 48-hour ALS refresher training, 24-hour BLS refresher training, and various ancillary courses (including ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS). You can browse our current CE offerings by clicking on the Training Calendar link.

To locate other training opportunities around the state, please refer to the Virginia Office of EMS website. From this link you can find courses being held throughout the Commonwealth.

Additional continuing education opportunities are offered online, and providers at all levels can complete Category-1 CE programs from the convenience of their own home. Please follow this link to learn more about approved online CE programs.

The Council also promotes other educational opportunities in our region. To have us distribute your CE program announcement via our listserv, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to include the course title, location, date, time, and contact information for additional information or registration. Feel free to attach a PDF flier for distribution as well.

If you or your agency are in need of specific educational programs, please feel free to contact our office. We are dedicated to ensuring that you have the educational opportunities you need to continue saving lives.