Membership Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that are not addressed here or you need further assistance please contact [email protected].

Who do I contact to see if my out of state certifications will be accepted?

Out of state certifications that are ProBoard or IFSAC may be accepted. There is however a reciprocity process that must be completed with VDFP prior to acceptance. Contact [email protected] for more information.

I have already done a background check through my job/sheriffs office, do I need to complete another one?

Yes, the background check process must be completed through the Virginia OEMS defined process. To complete the background check you must visit: OEMS Fingerprinting.

I have completed my fingerprints at a Fieldprint location, how long will it take to get my results?

The fingerprint process is done electronically, and results are automatically uploaded into your OEMS Portal. Results are typically posted in 5-7 days, however, they may be delayed to 15-21 days depending on the process time for all the agencies involved.

What if I cannot attend the next regularly scheduled meeting after I submit my application?

Applications will be held for 60 days from the date they are submitted. If you will be unable to attend within that timeframe, please reach out to [email protected].

What should I wear to the business meeting? 

It is recommended that perspective members wear business casual to the meeting in which their application will be accepted/voted on.