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for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
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Austin, TX
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A COMMITTEE ON ACCREDITATION OF CAAHEP

NOVEMBER 2016  
Early Bird Fee Ends Thursday!
January CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
in Orlando





JANUARY 5-6

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CAAHEP Accredited Programs!
Annual Report Due Dec. 31
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Staff Contact: Lynn Caruthers, lynn@coaemsp.org or 214-703-8445, x115
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If you are the Program Director of a CAAHEP accredited Paramedic program, you received an email from lynn@coaemsp.org providing you the username and password to the CAAHEP Annual Report. If you did not receive that email, email lynn@coaemsp.org.

Annual Report Login
  1. A detailed User Guide was emailed ONLY to Program Directors on October 7, 2016  for the annual report; it can also be downloaded once you log in to the annual report
  2. Enter data on all first-enrolled classes starting after accreditation was awarded only
  3. Enter outcomes data only for any graduated classes listed on Enrollment & Retention
  4. Update all data for previous years, as necessary
  5. Write a detailed analysis and action plan for any outcomes that do not meet the Thresholds
  6. Provide the website where student/graduate achievement results are posted as public information on the Comment tab.
You CAN Avoid Delays & Complications!
Follow these proven suggestions and check out the many resources provided to you:
  1. PRINT and follow the User Guide posted on the CAAHEP Annual Report Management System (ARMS)
  2. WATCH the webinar Annual Reports & the Resource Assessment Matrix
  3. Carefully READ everything on the Annual Reports website page and REFER to all of the links
  4. Read the FAQs for Annual Reports
  5. Email lynn@coaemsp.org with questions
Fee Changes
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Staff Contact: Ruth Crump, ruth@coaemsp.org or 214-703-8445, x116
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During its summer meeting, the CoAEMSP Board of Directors approved changes to the fee structure for certain accreditation services.

The board is cognizant of the financial resources of Paramedic programs and recognizes its fiscal responsibility to programs
and sponsor organizations. The decision to change the existing fees came after many months of discussion--some spirited--exploring different options, and working through the advantages and disadvantages of each. The changes to some of the fees will give us the opportunity to provide:
  • additional services
  • additional programming
  • necessary support to programs
  • efficiency in the accreditation processes for programs, site visitors, and board members
With the increase in Paramedic programs, there is an increase in workload. Currently there are 690 programs seeking or maintaining accreditation. On a monthly basis, the CoAEMSP averages 2-5 new programs entering the accreditation system. The new fee structure will allow the CoAEMSP to continue to provide the best possible service to its programs.

The new or increased fees are shown in the chart below and can also be found here. All other fees remain the same.


Holiday Closings
The CoAEMSP offices will be closed on the following dates for the holidays:

Friday, December 23 to Monday, December 26, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017

We hope your holidays will be safe, happy and healthy! We look forward to working with you in the New Year!
Webinar Registration Ends Friday!
"CAAHEP Accreditation - From Beginning to End"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2-3 PM Eastern

Join CAAHEP for the webinar, "CAAHEP Accreditation - From Beginning to End," on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 2:00 PM Eastern time. This session has been created for programs just beginning the CAAHEP accreditation process, those new to accreditation, and/or those wishing to know more about CAAHEP and how the process works. The hour-long webinar is being presented by Kathryn Kuntz, a member of the CAAHEP Board, and Kathleen Megivern, CAAHEP's Executive Director, free of charge. The session will be recorded and available on the CAAHEP website for those unable to attend.

This webinar will take you through the steps of the CAAHEP Accreditation process - from beginning to end. After participating in the session, the goal is for you to know where to find your profession's Standard and Guidelines and how they are used in the accreditation process, understand how to initiate accreditation services, have a grasp of the intermediate steps of the comprehensive review process, learn the difference between initial and continuing accreditation and what is required once you become accredited by CAAHEP.  
 
REGISTER no later than December 2!  
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Sincerely,
Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA
CoAEMSP