Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs
for the Emergency Medical Services Professions



CAAHEP Board of Directors Meeting, teleconference

APRIL 14-15
Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC

APRIL 18-20
CoAEMSP & NAEMSE Workshops: CAAHEP Accreditation Update & Evaluating Student Competency,
Dallas, TX

MAY 17
1 pm Central
Webinar, Topic TBD
Site Visitor SCOOP  
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Consortium Addendum


The CoAEMSP Executive Office has reviewed and approved all consortium agreements prior to confirming a site visit; however, your job as a site visitor is to validate that the program is in fact sponsored by a consortium and is operating in accordance with the provisions of the consortium agreement.

To facilitate the validation process, the Consortium Addendum (find it under Site Visitor Tools) was created. If you are conducting a site visit to a program that is sponsored by a consortium, you will receive the addendum along with the Site Visit Report.

After the conclusion of the site visit, you will return both the SVR and the Consortium Addendum to Jennifer.

For questions, contact Jennifer: jennifer@coaemsp.org, or
214.703.8445, ext. 114
Your Input is Needed for Revisions to the Site Visit Report!


Are there items you wish were different in the Site Visit Report (SVR)? Is it user friendly for you? Do you want to respond to the questions posed in the Executive Analysis (EA) through the EA or via the SVR? If you could change ANYTHING, what would it be?

Revisions are planned for the Site Visit Report, including eliminating the need to collect hours data, clarifying what is not needed for initial site visits, and deleting the checklist on the final page of the report.

If you have suggestions, please send them to Jennifer: jennifer@coaemsp.org by March 18th. The revised Site Visit Report will be available in June.  

New Process for Scheduling Site Visits

You've seen the number of self study reports received last year--241 to be exact, 50% of which came in December! This increase has impacted the routine process of scheduling site visits. No longer does Jennifer have the luxury of scheduling site visits nine to twelve months in advance!

To prevent rescheduling of site visits, programs are asked for available site visit dates after its Executive Analysis is complete and the program is determined eligible for a site visit. Only at this time will a site visit team be coordinated and the site visit date confirmed. The average lead-time for identifying site visit dates in 2013 will be two to six months. As a result, you as a site visitor have two options:
  1. Wait for the site visit schedule to periodically be disseminated for the next two to six months, making a site visit work within your schedule
  2. Schedule a specific date with Jennifer, and she will inform you of the program, city, and state two to three months in advance.
Your flexibility during this transitional time is much appreciated! If you can conduct more than two site visits, that would be great! We are anticipating 100-120 site visits this year, and are not conducting new site visitor training this year. Our current roster of site visitors is 104!

The CoAEMSP staff recognizes that accreditation is NOT possible without the dynamite cadre of its volunteers. Your time and talent are priceless assets!
Policies Approved

At its recent Board meeting, the CoAEMSP Board of Directors approved two policies that directly affect you as a site visitor. They are The Site Visitor Conflict of Interest (Geography) Policy, and the Hostile Site Visit Environment Policy. Read more...
Plan to Attend!
Site Visitor Luncheon in August!

The CoAEMSP will host a Site Visitor Luncheon during the NAEMSE Annual Symposium, August 5-10, in Washington, DC. You will receive the latest updates from the CoA as well as lunch on us! Details will be available later this spring.
Special Site Visitor Offer:
Attend Dallas Workshops at NAEMSE Member Rates!

Accreditation Update & Evaluating Student Competency  
April 19-20, Dallas | Embassy Suites Airport South

As an EMS educator and site visitor for the CoAEMSP, you will find the Evaluating Student Competency workshop beneficial! The workshop is designed to assist instructors in appropriately evaluating students in all domains as well as complying with CAAHEP Standards related to student evaluation. As a site visitor you will gain a deeper understanding of the process of evaluating students. Plus at the Dallas Workshop, you will receive NAEMSE member rates.
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Standard V.A.2. Fair Practices

Policies on advanced placement, transfer of credits, and credits for experiential learning

Please remember that programs are required to have policies on advanced placement, transfer of credits, and credits for experiential learning. The program is not required to offer credit for these areas; however, it MUST have a policy stating what it does or does not provide in each of these three areas.
CoAEMSP Mourns the Loss of Site Visitor Chy Miller
Chy Millier
CoAEMSP site visitor and Director of Emergency Services Education/ Department Chair for Public Safety at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, Chy Miller passed away at his home on Friday, March 8.

Chy was loved and revered by countless EMS professionals; many looked up to Chy as mentor and advocate.

During his short life, Chy became experienced as an ACLS provider/instructor; PALS provider; Firefighter I & II  Instructor; AHLS instructor; PHTLS provider; and Kansas certified  Instructor/Coordinator. He also was a Paramedic/Training Officer and Caption/Training Officer.

Chy was a recipient of the KEMSA Donald White "EMS Educator of the Year" award and the Kansas EMT Association "Training Officer of the Year" award.

Please keep Chy's family in your prayers.
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Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA