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



CoAEMSP Board of Directors Meeting

Deadline for Progress Reports and Response to Findings Letter

Accreditation Update Workshop, New Orleans

Evaluating Student Competency Workshop,
New Orleans

CAAHEP Board of Directors Meeting

Annual Reports Due for CoAEMSP LoR Programs

APRIL 27-28
CAAHEP Annual Meeting

CoAEMSP Board Meeting

MAY 16
CAAHEP Board of Directors Meeting

Accreditation Update Workshop, Pittsburgh

JUNE 6-7
Evaluating Student Competency Workshop,
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Response to Findings Letter & Progress Reports Due March 1

Do you have a progress report due March 1? Have you recently hosted a site visit and have a response to the site visit findings due March 1? If so, be sure to submit it no later than March 1 to prevent a recommendation for probation or a withhold of accreditation.

Also, you must submit it as a single PDF document to Karen at karen@coaemsp.org.

Find helpful resources here.
Satellite Annual Fees Go Into Effect July 1

Effective July 1, 2014, each program that has a satellite will be assessed an additional $500 per satellite per year. This fee covers the additional administrative costs associated with satellite campuses.

The CoAEMSP defines a program satellite campus as an:

off-campus location(s) that are advertised or otherwise made known to individuals outside the sponsor where students can complete the laboratory (or similar hands-on skills) professional course(s) without attending the main campus. A satellite does not pertain to sites used by a completely on-line/distance education program for individual students. Satellite(s) are included in the CAAHEP accreditation of the sponsor and function under the direction of the Key Personnel of the program.

CoAEMSP approval of a program satellite requires:
  • Submission by the sponsor of a CoAEMSP Request for Approval of a Satellite Location form.
  • Upon review of the Request for Approval information, the Executive Director will determine any additional review activities, including but not limited to:
  1. submission of a Satellite Self Study Report to CoAEMSP
  2. a site visit of the satellite location. 
Once accreditation is extended by CAAHEP to a satellite location, future re-accreditation review activities will be coordinated with re-accreditation of the main campus location.

The Executive Director will determine whether a separate annual report (separate CoAEMSP program ID#) will be required for the satellite location or whether the satellite cohorts can be included in the main campus annual report.
100% of Programs Submitted Annual Reports on Time!

First: Congratulations on 100% submission! Thank you to all of the CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic programs for submitting your annual report on time!

Second: The next step is the CoAEMSP will review the annual reports. Each year the CoAEMSP reviews each AR and initiates an accreditation dialogue commensurate with the results of the outcomes assessments. As part of that review for each of the outcomes, the CoAEMSP is evaluating Thresholds, which are numerical values against which programs' outcomes results are compared.

Co-sponsored by CoAEMSP & NAEMSE
CAAHEP Accreditation Update &
Evaluating Student Competency Workshop
MARCH 6-8, 2014

Accreditation Workshop
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.
More info

Evaluating Student Competency Workshop
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. Information regarding accessing the online component will be sent after your registration and payment is received. More info.


By the Numbers

By the Numbers
Nominations Now Being Taken for Annual NAEMSE Hero's Award

The National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) is currently seeking nominations for awards presented at their Annual Symposium and Trade Show to be held in Reno, NV, September 16-21, 2014.

NAEMSE seeks to recognize EMS instructors who are dedicated to excellence in service to their students.

Get complete details and nomination packets.
What Do We Need to Talk About in 2014?

As a program director seeking accreditation for the first time or a seasoned program director who is looking for more information, you can help us...and the EMS community! Let us know what tidbits, article ideas, topics and tips we should be discussing in our 2014 eUpdates. Send an email to Jennifer at jennifer@coaemsp.org with your suggestions. Thank you in advance!
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