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UREMS organizes training classes for prospective EMTs, and its members host alcohol safety and awareness events, participate in continuing education training, and are involved in risk management services for the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.

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EMTs certified in Pennsylvania or the District of Colombia can receive full reciprocity from Virginia. EMTs certified in any other state can gain reciprocity for one year or the amount of time left in the present certification, whichever is sooner.  At the end of one year or the expiration of the current certification, EMTs must take the Commonwealth of Virginia EMT test to gain full Virginia certification.  Please review Virginia's Basic Life Support Reciprocity, Legal Recognition, Equivalency for more information on out-of-state reciprocity. 

On-Campus Certification Class

The details below concern the EMT certification class on campus. To become a member of UREMS, refer to the membership page.


The 2016-2017 EMT class is currently in session. To apply for the 2017-2018 class please email in August 2017 to receive an application.  Some classes and review sessions may be held on weekends to prepare students for the Virginia EMT test. Students will also spend 10 hours riding on an ambulance before testing.

Course Application

The current year course application is closed. Contact our training officer, Bryan Daunt in August 2017 to apply for the next years class.


The 2016-2017 class will cost $500 for non-UR students and $250 for current UR students.  This covers the cost of books and equipment, the instructor’s fee, and the state testing fee.  

Testing Resources

Here are additional resources for more information on Virginia State testing:

Important Contacts

Campus Emergencies: 911 from a campus phone, or (804) 289-8911 from a cell phone.

Campus Non-Emergency: 804-289-8715

Student Health Center: (804) 289-8064

For emergency information, go to