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JUNE 16 & 17
Accreditation Workshop
Louisville
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AUGUST 1 - 6
NAEMSE Educator Symposium, Fort Worth

OCTOBER 13 & 14
Accreditation Workshop
Salt Lake City

DECEMBER 1 & 2
Accreditation Workshop Dallas
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A COMMITTEE ON ACCREDITATION OF CAAHEP

MAY 2016 
CoAEMSP Office Closed Memorial Day
The CoAEMSP office will be CLOSED Monday, May 30 in remembrance of the service men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.
Annual Fees Due July 1 
Avoid Additional Processing Fees & Other Necessary Actions!

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Staff Contact: Ruth Crump, ruth@coaemsp.org or 214-703-8445, x116
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Programs received an invoice for Annual Accreditation Fees and Annual Satellite Fees in the amount of $1,400 during the week of May 4. This invoice came from Ruth Crump ( ruth@coaemsp.org).

If you have not received an invoice, first, check your spam folder to see if the invoice ended up there; if not, notify Ruth: ruth@coaemsp.org, so that she can email it to you immediately.

The due date for the invoice is July 1. This applies to ALL programs that either hold accreditation, the Letter of Review, or are working toward the LoR.

To avoid additional processing fees, payment is due on or before July 31.  

NOTE: An Additional Processing Fee invoice of $500 will be sent the first week in August for past due Annual Accreditation Fees and Annual Satellite Fees.

If your program requires that a Purchase Order appear on the invoice, email this request immediately to ruth@coaemsp.org.
Response to Findings Letter & Progress Reports Due June 1 
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Staff Contact: Karen Franks, karen@coaemsp.org or  214-703-8445, x111
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Do you have a progress report due June 1? Have you recently hosted a site visit and have a response to the site visit findings due June 1? Be sure to submit it as a single PDF document to Karen ( karen@coaemsp.org) on or before June 1 to prevent a recommendation for probation or a withhold of accreditation.

The CoAEMSP staff is charged with reviewing the accreditation records of 70 programs. That means the documentation you have submitted for ONE program is multiplied by 70 for the staff! The staff person receiving the 70 programs' submissions must collate it for dissemination to the Board. This is a huge task, and we need to be sure we are as efficient and accurate as possible.

To ensure ALL of the documentation is received and reviewed, programs MUST:
  • submit a single PDF document
  • submit documentation on time
  • NOT submit embedded documents
  • NOT submit external links
Failure to submit the document as a single PDF document or eliminate all links and embedded files will delay the review of the program's accreditation record.

The CoAEMSP Board has found it necessary to take a hard stance on reports submitted after the deadline, in multiple files, or in the wrong format. When reports or responses are not submitted according to the above requirements, they will be considered as "not received" and the Board will NOT review the material.

Click HERE  for tips on HOW to create a single PDF.
Register for CAAHEP Accreditation
Workshops in Salt Lake City
and Dallas!
 




OCTOBER 13 & 14
SALT LAKE CITY
Registration opens July 1








DECEMBER 1 & 2
DALLAS
Location to be determined
Registration opens July 1


This updated accreditation workshop will focus on the new 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the new Self Study Report templates. This workshop is a must for new program directors as well as seasoned program directors!

Because all programs will be transitioning to the new Self Study Reports (SSRs), and more than 200 programs will be going through the accreditation process for the first time, these workshops will serve as an invaluable resource

Applications Being Accepted
Site Visitor Workshop to be Held in Denver
for Selected Participants
The CoAEMSP is increasing its site visitor cadre and is seeking Paramedic educators and physicians to become site visitors for CoAEMSP.

The training workshop will be hosted on October 24-25, 2016 in Denver for those applicants who have been selected to be site visitors.

FAQs were compiled to help answer the questions you may have regarding the workshop.


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New Video Explains Importance of Accreditation
The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) has produced a short video on the importance of accreditation. The video also includes a description of the difference between institutional and programmatic accreditation.

ASPA is an association of organizations that evaluate the quality of programs in higher education for more than 100 different professions and specialized disciplines - from nursing to architecture, and physical therapy to engineering.

We encourage you to include this important video on your websites and in other forms of communication!
By the Numbers

Are you Registered?
CoAEMSP is at the NAEMSE Educator Symposium!


August 1-6, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas


PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION


Evaluating Student Competency
Monday, August 1, 8 am to 5 pm
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CoAEMSP BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAAHEP Unplugged--Accreditation Update 2016
Saturday, August 6, 10:10am to 11:10am
More Information & Registration

CoAEMSP Case Studies
Saturday, August 6, 1:30pm to 2:30 pm
More Information & Registration

CoAEMSP Annual Reports
Saturday, August 6, 2:40pm to 3:40pm
More Information & Registration





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CoAEMSP EXHIBIT BOOTH
Meet One-on-One with CoAEMSP Staff
Find us at Booth #502
Milestones
In recognition of an educational milestone being achieved, the CoAEMSP would like to recognize those who have furthered their education and earned a Masters degree or higher. Congratulations!

Joel Decker, MAEd, NRP, Program Director at LowCountry Regional EMS Council, Inc., North Charleston, SC, earned a Masters of Arts in Education from Trident University International on April 10, 2016.

Gordy Kokx, PhD, NRP, Assistant Director of Accreditation Services, CoAEMSP, Rowlett, TX, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the University of Idaho on May 14, 2016.

Phil Klein, MPA, NRP, Program Director at Chattahoochee Technical College, Acworth, GA, earned a Masters of Public Administration from Kaplan University on October 6, 2015. 
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Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA
CoAEMSP