|Reminder: Progress Reports And Response to Findings Letters |
Are Due September 1
Progress reports and a program's response to the Findings Letter are due on or before September 1. Due dates are set corresponding to upcoming CoAEMSP Board meetings, and an extension is not given unless it is an extenuating circumstance.
If a program's report is not submitted on time, the Program will still appear on the agenda and the Board will makes its decision or recommendation based on the information provided as of Sept. 1.
Questions? Call or email Karen at email@example.com
or 817.330.0080, EXT 114.
Visit Us At NAEMSE Symposium |
Are you attending the Annual NAEMSE Symposium? Your trip won't be complete unless you make time to visit us at Booth #134. You can meet George, Bill, Karen, and Jennifer. Find out what is new, pick up some great resource materials, and let us answer your questions about accreditation. We'll have a nifty widget waiting for you, too!
Standards Interpretations Approved!|
They're here...Standards Interpretations!
The CoAEMSP Board approved more interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards at its most recent Board meeting, including: preceptor training, medical director responsibilities, curriculum, resource assessment, student evaluations and graduate assessment, and more!
Access all of the Standards interpretations here.
|Attend These Summer and Fall Accreditation Workshops|
Step-by-Step Assistance with the Accreditation Process!
is NOT a Four Letter Word"
This course covers 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. Register today!
Sponsored by CoAEMSP and NAEMSE.
San Antonio, TX: August 20 - 21
Omni La Mansion del Rio
112 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Click here for more information and to register.
Atlanta, GA: October 28-29
More information coming soon!
Contact NAEMSE at (412) 920-4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Register
|Policies for Advertising Accreditation Status (Language)|
Is your program accredited by CAAHEP? Are you accurately publishing this? CoAEMSP and CAAHEP have specific policies on publishing a program's status of accreditation. CoAEMSP policy states that if a program has CAAHEP accreditation, the sponsor must use the following language when referring to that accreditation in at least one of its comprehensive publications customarily used to officially convey institutional information. It must state (shown in italics):"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).Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs1361 Park StreetClearwater, FL 33756727-210-2350www.caahep.org"
Please refer to the CoAEMSP policies
and CAAHEP policies
for complete information.
Time Extension Offered to |
Program Directors Needing to Obtain a Bachelors Degree for Accreditation
One of the
requirements for accreditation of Paramedic educational programs is that the
program director must possess a Bachelors degree. Because some programs may
find it difficult to meet this requirement by the 2013 date, the CoAEMSP Board
of Directors has approved a Bachelors Degree Plan for Program Directors.
This plan provides an extended period of
time for the program director of a program seeking Initial Accreditation to
obtain his/her Bachelors degree. To be eligible for this plan, the program
must submit its Initial Accreditation Self Study Report (ISSR) and fees
to the CoAEMSP for evaluation prior to January 1, 2011. Doing so will allow
the program director to demonstrate that qualification by current enrollment
and continual satisfactory academic progress (defined as a minimum of 15
semester hours per year) toward a Bachelors degree until successfully
THE PROGRAM MUST:
Make sure it has an accreditation-eligible sponsor. This can be a college,
university, hospital, clinic, medical center, U.S. Armed Forces, governmental
educational or medical services, governmental fire academy or governmental EMS training agency, or a consortium. Complete
information about accreditation-eligible sponsors is here.
Complete the CAAHEP Request for Accreditation Services form found here.
Complete the Initial Accreditation Self Study Report (ISSR) found here.
Submit the completed Initial Accreditation Self Study Report (ISSR) and
Submission of a completed ISSR by January 1, 2011, will make the program
director eligible for the extended period of time to complete a Bachelors
degree. More information is available here. For additional
information or assistance, contact Bill Goding at email@example.com or
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