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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.


To apply for the 2018-2019 class please email in August 2018 to receive an application.  You can also complete the applicatin on-line here.  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

Tha application for the current (2018-2019) EMT course can be found here. Contact our training officer, Susie Shephardson if you have any quesitons.


The class will begin on Monday 9/17/18 with a CPR certification course. It will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm- 10:00pm until late April. Additionally, students may be required to attend training sessions on select Saturdays (likely 10/27 and 2/9) to prepare for the EMT test and receive addition certifications including EVOC and TECC. Further information on scheduling will be provided closer to the start of the class.

The cost of the class will be $625 for UR students and $950 for non-University of Richmond students. The book for the course will be Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th edition (Essentials package $270 - Premiere package $450). In terms of certification, CPR, EVOC, and TECC certifications are free (included in course), the psychomotor examination will cost $50, and the written test is free the first time you take it. Funding from the University of Richmond has allowed us to subsidize the expense of the class to well below national average for UR students.

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

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