|New Accreditation Materials Now Available!|
Learn about the accreditation process and find all the documents you need at the "Becoming Accredited" link on the CoAEMSP website.
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
- What is the Accreditation Initiative?
- About the CoAEMSP
- The Relationship Between the CoAEMSP and CAAHEP
- Benefits of Accreditation of Paramedic Educational Programs
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Steps in the Accreditation Process
CAAHEP ACCREDITATION MANUAL
SAMPLE COMPLETED ACCREDITATION DOCUMENTS
REQUEST FOR ACCREDITATION SERVICES
- Sample ISSR
- Sample Appendix I & J
- Sample Attachment 1
- Sample Executive Analysis (EA) of ISSR
- Sample Site Visitor Report (SVR)
If we can be of further assistance to you, please contact:
817.330.0080 Ext. 113
Accreditation Workshops Scheduled |
"Accreditation is NOT a Four Letter Word"
Elmhurst, IL: May 11 - 12, 2010
Held in partnership with Superior Ambulance Service
Philadelphia, PA: June 25 - 26, 2010
Held in partnership with Jefferson University Hospital
EMS Training Room
The course will cover topics such as accreditation overview, self
study, site visit preparation, and the preparation of annual reports. Take this opportunity to be guided step-by-step by experienced
CoAEMSP and NAEMSE faculty through the accreditation process.
Sponsored by NAEMSE and CoAEMSP.
Click here for more information and to register.
Look for the CoAEMSP at these 2010 Conferences|
We want to make sure we answer all your questions about becoming accredited, maintaining accreditation, the bachelors degree incentive for program directors, and more. That's why you'll see us at several EMS conferences this year. Plan to attend and look for our booth. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with the accreditation process.
Fire-Rescue Med, May 1-5, Las Vegas, iafc.org
Fire-Rescue International, August 24-28, Chicago, iafc.org
NAEMSE Educational Symposium and Trade Show, September 7-12, Schaumberg (Chicago), IL, naemse.org
Site Visitor Workshop Scheduled|
In Conjunction with the NAEMSE Symposium
September 8, 2010
8 am to 5 pm
Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center
Schaumburg (Chicago) IL
One of the qualifications of becoming a site visitor is completing a site visitor workshop. Plan to attend this workshop to meet that requirement or to find out more about the role of a site visitor.
If you are interested in becoming a site visitor, please refer to the related article, "Site Visitors Needed" below.
Be Sure You Are Advertising Your Program's Accreditation Correctly!|
CAAHEP Accredited, NOT CoAEMSP Accredited
All too often when reviewing a Program's Self Study Report or listening to people talk about accreditation of an EMS Program, the Program is referred to as CoAEMSP accredited or seeking CoAEMSP accreditation. This is incorrect. CoAEMSP does not accredit programs; it works under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and recommends an accreditation status to the CAAHEP Board of Directors, who then makes the final decision.
If a Program has not yet been accredited by CAAHEP, the sponsor must make no reference to an accreditation status for that program.
If a program has CAAHEP accreditation, the sponsor must use the following language when referring to that accreditation:
"The [name of program] is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To read the policy in its entirely regarding the public use of CAAHEP accreditation status by Programs and Institutions, read policy 302 in the CAAHEP Policy and Procedures manual found here.
Site Visitors Needed|
CoAEMSP is seeking Paramedic educator and physician site visitors.
If you would like to be considered, please complete and return the
application found here.
In addition to completing the application,
please include a current CV and two (2) letters of recommendation
To be eligible to become a site visitor, individuals must meet the
site visitor qualifications, successfully complete
Visitor Quiz, attend a Site Visitor Training Workshop (such as the
one mentioned above), and be approved by CoAEMSP. Applications are
reviewed at the February and August Board meetings.
submission does not guarantee acceptance as a site visitor. All
requirements are subject to the discretion of the Site Visitor Subcommittee
and the CoAEMSP Board of Directors.
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