Invoices Mailed May 6
Annual Fees Due July 1
On May 6 invoices for the 2013-2014 annual fee were emailed to programs that are CAAHEP accredited, hold the CoAEMSP Letter of Review, or are in the process of seeking accreditation. The annual fee of $1200 is due July 1, and is considered late if not received by July 31. Programs that have not paid the fee by the due date are subject to a late processing fee of ten percent (10%) of the overdue accreditation fee amount.
The invoice was emailed to the program director unless the program informed the CoAEMSP otherwise.
Effective July 1, 2014, programs with satellite campuses will be assessed an additional $500 per satellite campus per year.
New Process for Completing Student Evaluation SSR Questionnaire
Programs preparing a self study report for becoming accredited (ISSR) or for reaccreditation (CSSR) must survey both faculty and students. The process for surveying students, however, has recently changed.
The Student Evaluation SSR Questionnaire is now conducted using SurveyMonkey.
To access this survey, please 1) email Karen Franks (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the link to the Student Evaluation SSR Questionnaire and 2) include your name, title, and the institution's name in your email.
Moving from the LoR to Initial Accreditation
If you currently hold the CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR), you will submit a complete Initial-Accreditation Self Study Report (ISSR) 6 months after the graduation of the first class of students after receiving the LoR
, along with a second self study report evaluation fee of $500 and the site visit flat fee of $2700 (see Fees page
for exceptions to the flat site visit fee). You will receive a formal notification from the CoAEMSP at least 6 months prior to the due date of the ISSR. Programs should not send in the ISSR prior to the CoAEMSP's request, as this will slow down the process. The process for initial accreditation will be similar to that which programs go through seeking continuing accreditation.
If the complete ISSR is not satisfactory, then the program will have 30 days after receipt of the Executive Analysis to provide additional information to address the deficiencies, otherwise the LoR may be revoked. The LoR may also be revoked if the 6 month submission deadline is not met.
by Patricia L. Tritt, RN, MA
Paramedic education is (or should be) competency based. This implies frequent evaluation of each student to determine competency, both at the formative and summative stages.
Formative assessment occurs throughout the program of study: in the classroom using cognitive instruments; in the laboratory documenting skill mastery; in the clinical arena under the supervision of preceptors; and in the field internship as the student progresses from team member to team leader. Programs are also required to assess competency in the terminal phase of the program. Read more...
Attend CoAEMSP Educational Sessions
at the 2013 NAEMSE Symposium!
Make plans to attend the 2013 NAEMSE Symposium and Trade Show August 5-10, 2013 in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham. Join us for CoAEMSP sessions and visit us in the Exhibit Hall, Booth #308.
Meet Board Member
Donna Tidwell, MS, RN, EMT-P
Donna Tidwell, MS, RN, EMT-P has been the State EMS Director for Tennessee since 2010. Prior to that, she was the Director of EMS Personnel Licensure and Education for Tennessee. Donna has also held positions as Assistant Professor, and Program Director, and is a Registered Nurse. As a 1st Lieutenant OR Nurse from 1987 to 1991, Donna was a training officer responsible for coordinating the training of troops during monthly drills for the Tennessee Army National Guard. She also served in Operation Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991.
Donna has an extensive history of leadership in EMS. She currently serves as President of NAEMSE, of which she is a charter member. She is also one of the national coordinators and faculty for the NAEMSE Instructor Course.
Donna represents the National Association of State EMS Officials along with Peter Taillac, MD on the CoAEMSP Board.
Last Set of Workshops this Year!
CoAEMSP & NAEMSE Co-Sponsor Workshops
Update & Evaluating Student Competency Workshops
September 26-28, 2013
Registration will close September 11 OR when 75 people have paid in full--whichever comes first! Reserve your seat now!
Accreditation Workshop--Sept. 26, 2013
This workshop is designed to bring the new paramedic program director and others in on the CAAHEP accreditation process including self study, site visit, and on-going issues as well as provide input on any Standards changes. Additional information.
Evaluating Student Competency Workshop--
Sept. 27-28, 2013
This 2-day workshop is designed to assist instructors in appropriately evaluating students in all domains as well as complying with CAAHEP accreditation Standards
related to student evaluation. This workshop has an online pre-course component that is approximately 4 hours in length. For this session, it is advised that participants have access to the NAEMSE Textbook, Foundations of Education: An EMS Approach 2nd edition (available for purchase from NAEMSE; $60 plus tax, s&h. To order the text book contact NAEMSE at 412-343-4775). Additional information.