UVA Prehospital Services Vision:

 UVA Health System liaison to EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Communication Centers for education, quality assurance and feedback to assure excellence in patient care from first medical contact throughout their care within the Health System.


The Prehospital program is currently both BLS and ALS accredited with the Virginia Office of EMS. The accreditation allows us to provide EMT classes as well as AEMT classes. We are very excited to continue to provide high quality EMS classes to our partners.


2024 Spring EMT

UVA Prehospital Hybrid EMT - January 15, 2024 to May 22, 2024

  • Online learning system with labs 
  • Hospital Clinical rotations consisting of one adult emergency department rotation
  • Lab class location - 2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 302, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Additional Costs: Paper text Book (not required)
  • Class registration: EMT Class Registration
  • Seats limited to 16 students

EMT Class Flyer


2024 Spring AEMT

AEMT Classes begin on January 22, 2024 to May 16, 2024

  • Online learning system with labs in five full day sessions
  • Hospital Clinical rotations consisting of two adult and one pediatric emergency department rotations
  • Field rotations done with local agencies or your home agency when approved
  • Class location - 2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 302, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Cost: $1575 (Includes Online Learning system, online text book and program shirt for clinical and lab rotations)
  • Additional Costs: Paper text Book, Cognitive exam, clinical parking
  • Applications will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration process for pretesting. Please complete the online registration form for further information
  • To register for the pretest UVA AEMT Hybrid Registration

AEMT Class Flyer

For more information, email: Robinclark@virginia.edu



Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Trainee - Earn While You Learn Program

The UVA Earn While You Learn Trainee Program provides structured coursework and paid on-the-job-training as a full-time, benefitted employee.

For additional Information including a video presentation and how to apply, please follow the link or scan the QR Code. Once on the page, look for Programs, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Trainee:

     EWL     Earn While You Learn   


Free Continuing Education

Starting October 1, 2022, the National Registry of EMT's now allows full completion of continuing education (CE) through approved third-party vendors, providing a more convenient and flexible option for EMTs to fulfill their educational requirements.

Only Continuing Education (CE) from the approved vendors listed above will be accepted, as they have met rigorous reporting and course content standards established by OEMS. Completion of courses from non-approved websites will not be credited toward certification.

For further details, please follow the link: Asynchronous Online Continuing Education


Current Roles:

1. Feedback

Purpose: Agencies or providers that are seeking feedback regarding your patient outcomes to promote better patient care and knowledge can request feedback from jl7yu@uvahealth.org

2. Outreach

Purpose: Extend hospital services/recommendations into the prehospital environment

3. Performance Improvement

Purpose: Collect data for registries and accreditation. Provide internal and external patient care feedback to agencies to improve patient outcomes.

Examples: STEMI feedback, Stroke Feedback, Trauma PI, Call sheet review, Be Safe

4. EMS Internal Representation and Advocacy

Purpose: Advocate for EMS within UVA Health.

Examples: QST Stroke Meeting, QST Cath Lab Meeting, Trauma PI, ED-C3 Emergency Dept Meeting

5. EMS Education

Purpose: To promote certification and re-certification of EMS members and agencies in line with national standards and hospital guidelines and initiatives.

Clients: EMS/Fire Agencies, dispatch centers and the general community in the Central Virginia area, with occasional extension in other geographic areas within Virginia.

Types: Initial EMT and AEMT Classes (State Accredited), regional/state/national conferences, Stress First Aid, STEMI Showdown and any other EMS/community educational needs

UVA Life Support Learning Center

  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • AMLS
  • NRP 
  • Ped ITLS
  • Advance Bleeding Control with blood estimation

6. Coordination of EMS Clinical Time within the UVA Health System

Purpose: Unified scheduling of all internal and external prehospital providers

Types: Local EMT courses, PVCC EMS students


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