Accreditation is Credible Education
  • CoAEMSP Office Closed September 4
  • Annual Report Update
  • NREMT Seeks Visionary Leader as Next Executive Director
  • See Photos from CoAEMSP at Educator Symposium!
  • Space is Limited--October Accreditation Workshop
  • CAAHEP Accreditation Actions
  • By the Numbers
  • Milestones
  • Upcoming Events
  • Quick Links
  • Sponsors
CoAEMSP Office Closed September 4 for Labor Day
In recognition of the contributions workers have made to make our country the great place it is, the CoAEMSP office will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. The board and staff wish you a safe holiday.
Annual Report Update
Staff Contact: Lynn Caruthers,  

Despite development of a robust User Guide, completion of the Annual Report raises many questions for Program Directors.

In an effort to continue to improve the process and quality of the data for review, the CoAEMSP is currently developing a revised annual reporting tool. Similar information will be collected but in a different database format.

In addition to changing the format, the reporting year is changing. Currently the report has been due in December, and data from that reporting year was included, that reporting year was not included in the outcome data for the three-year average. Sound confusing?

The Annual Report will have a new due date and will include all students enrolled and graduated in the reporting year. While this is an adjustment to the process, it should provide more clarity for Program Directors and the CoAEMSP since program results will be reported in a more current manner.

More information will be communicated in mid-September. A targeted email will be sent to each program director and dean of CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic programs, as well as be reported in newsletter updates similar to this one.
NREMT Seeks Visionary Leader to Serve as Next Executive Director
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is searching for an individual with exceptional vision
and outstanding management and leadership skills to serve as its next Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for guiding the NREMT in its mission to serve as The Nation’s EMS Certification organization. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by October 16, 2017. Learn more here.

This position requires relocation to Columbus, Ohio. Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and based, in part, on a market analysis of executive positions of similar organizations.

After September 4, questions concerning this position should be directed to Drew Dawson, Interim Executive Director, at 614-888-4484 ext. 116.
The CoAEMSP was at the NAEMSE Educator Symposium!
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Space is Limited! October CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop for Paramedic Programs 

Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
The workshop is focused on the new 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the new Self Study Report templates. These accreditation workshops will serve as an invaluable resource for new program directors, lead instructors, and deans as well as the seasoned program directors.

"There's more support available than I previously thought."

"Accreditation is not so scary."

"You have given me everything to work smarter and not harder."

"We do not need to re-invent the wheel."
CAAHEP Accreditation Actions
CAAHEP granted initial accreditation to the following Paramedic educational programs at its July 13, 2017 meeting:

  • Great Lakes EMS Academy/Davenport University Consortium, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD
  • Oakland Community College-Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI
  • Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC
  • Tri-County Community College, Murphy, NC
  • The Massachusetts Consortium for Paramedics, Springfield, MA
  • Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Blue Springs, MO
  • Cincinnati Fire Dept EMS Program, Cincinnati, OH
  • EHOVE Adult Career Center, Milan, OH
  • Pickaway-Ross County Joint Vocational School District, Chillicothe, OH
By the Numbers
Bobby “Lynn” Sikes, MEd, NRP, program director of the Paramedic program sponsored by Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville, Ark., earned the Master of Education (MEd) degree from William Woods University, Fulton, Ark., on December 9, 2016.
Upcoming Events
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
Charlotte, NC
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
January 4-5, 2018
Orlando, FL
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