CoAEMSP News | February 2024

Now Available!

CoAEMSP Interpretations of the 2023 CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines

The CoAEMSP Interpretations of the 2023 CAAHEP Standards for the EMS Professions is now available. You can download it here.

Fundamentals of Accreditation Workshop

for the EMS Professions

Room block extended!

Registration closes March 6, or when all seats are filled

March 19-20, 2024

Texican Court

501 W Las Colinas Blvd.

Irving, TX 75039

March 19, 8 am to 5 pm

March 20, 8 am to noon

The accreditation workshop will educate participants on the 2023 CAAHEP

Standards and the accreditation process, enhancing the accreditation knowledge of Paramedic program faculty.

The workshop uses expert presentations, interactive group learning activities, and best practices to avoid common stumbling blocks.


  • fee is $495
  • includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and breaks
  • limited to 60 people
  • closes March 6, or when all seats have been filled, whichever comes first

Hotel room

  • block extended, reserve your room now
  • book online (select promo: group/block, then enter CoAEMSP)
  • call toll-free 833-839-4226 (use code CoAEMSP)

2024 Dates

May 30, Oklahoma City, Okla. (pre-conference at ACCREDITCON)

October 23-24, in-person, location TBD

No virtual workshops are planned for the remainder of 2024.

Register Here

Listen Now!

The JEMS Report: Dr. George Hatch on the Future of the AEMT

JEMS Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ted Lee talks with CoAEMSP Executive Director Dr. George Hatch about the importance of EMS accreditation. CoAEMSP is the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions.

Program Directors Focus Group

Accepting applications until April 5, 2024

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) is accepting applications to serve on the Program Directors Focus Group (PDFG) for 2024-2025. 


The PDFG is a consultative group offering expertise and valuable input to the CoAEMSP Board of Directors. In doing so, the group offers feedback and perspective to the CoAEMSP Board, committees, and staff, especially relating to day-to-day operational aspects of CAAHEP-accredited and CoAEMSP Letter of Review Paramedic programs. Members of the group are volunteers. The PDFG is not a governing body, does not set policy, and does not participate in accreditation decisions. Rather, the PDFG is the equivalent of a standing focus group providing a conduit of information flow from program directors responsible for operationalizing accreditation processes, and members of the PDFG may have specific items of interest they wish to discuss and forward for consideration to the board.


You are invited to review the application information and consider applying. For consideration for the CoAEMSP Program Directors Focus Group, please return a completed application packet by April 5, 2024. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Mike Miller, Assistant Director, at [email protected].

May 29-June 2, 2024

Omni, Oklahoma City, Okla.

May 29-30: pre-conference

May 31-June 2: ACCREDITCON

Listen to experts, interact with CoAEMSP Board and Staff, plug into best practices, network with peers and colleagues, and get answers to pertinent questions regarding initial and continuing CAAHEP accreditation for Paramedic educational programs.

Check out these pre-conference workshops in addition to ACCREDITCON:

Wednesday, May 29

  • PEPP, 4th Ed ALS Enhanced Hybrid Course Coordinator, American Academy of Pediatrics Faculty
  • CAPCE Accreditation Workshop, CAPCE Faculty
  • Site Visitor Workshop, day 1 (by invite only), CoAEMSP Faculty
  • Clinical Coordinator Workshop, CoAEMSP Faculty

Thursday, May 30

  • Site Visitor Workshop, day 2 (by invite only), CoAEMSP Faculty
  • Fundamentals of Accreditation Workshop, CoAEMSP Faculty
  • Integrating NAEMT Evidence-Based Courses into Your Paramedic Program, NAEMT Faculty  

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2


Visit the ACCREDITCON website for updates.

Register Now
Reserve Your Room

Annual Report for 2022 Graduates due May 15, 2024

Submit a completed report on or before March 1 and be entered into a drawing for one complimentary registration to attend the CoAEMSP's ACCREDITCON conference on May 31-June 2, 2024, in Oklahoma City.


Sandy Bruning, MHA, NRP, Program Director of the Paramedic program sponsored by Casper College, Casper, Wyo., earned the Master of Healthcare Administration degree conferred from Western Governors University on February 10, 2024.

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