Credible education through accreditation
  • Registration Now Open for October CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
  • Information on Annual Accreditation Fee Invoice
  • When to Add an Assistant Medical Director
  • Use the Correct Forms and Documents
  • Appendix G Webinar Recording Available
  • The CoAEMSP is Celebrating EMS Week
  • Help Us Celebrate our 40th Anniversary
  • By the Numbers
  • ACCREDITCON Location Announced
  • Milestones
Registration Now Open!
October CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop to be Held in Milwaukee

October 25-26
InterContinental Milwaukee
139 East Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53202

“These workshops are absolutely essential for anyone
going through the accreditation process.”
Workshop attendee
2019 CAAHEP Accreditation Workshops
•   January 3-4, Orlando
•   October 10-11, TBD

Due Date is July 1
Did You Receive Your Annual Accreditation Fee Invoice?
Staff Contact: Ruth Crump,

Annual Accreditation Fee invoices were emailed out during the week of May 1, 2018. This invoice came from Ruth Crump ( and was sent to the Billing Contact on record.

If you have not received an invoice, first check your spam folder to see if the invoice ended up there; if not, then notify Ruth at; Ruth will email the invoice to you immediately.

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

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

If your program requires that a Purchase Order appear on the invoice, email this request immediately to

N OTE: An additional Processing Fee invoice of $500 will be sent the first week in August for past due Annual Accreditation Fees.
Do You Know When to Add an Assistant Medical Director?
Staff Contact: Lynn Caruthers,

Does your program send students out of state for clinical, field experience and/or capstone field internship? If the answer is yes, then the program must identify and gain CoAEMSP approval “in advance” for each physician (Assistant Medical Director) who agrees to supervise and oversee the students’ clinical, field experience and/or capstone field internship.

The program must provide evidence of a formal relationship with a licensed physician currently authorized to practice in each state where students are participating in patient care. The physician must meet or exceed the qualifications for the position of Assistant Medical Director and perform the responsibilities of the position as described in the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines (Standard III.B.4.) “to provide Medical supervision and oversight of out of state students participating in clinical, field experience and/or capstone field internship.”

The program must also provide evidence that it has successfully notified and gained approval from each respective State Office of EMS where students are sent ( CoAEMSP Policy XI.D).

If the program’s Medical Director is licensed in other states other than where the main program is located, the Medical Director may agree to serve as the “supervising and overseeing physician” in each state where he/she is licensed. In such cases, the program must notify CoAEMSP and provide a copy of the Medical Director’s current license for each state ( CoAEMSP Policy XI.C-D).

If the program needs to identify a physician in the state where students will be placed (see CAAHEP Standard III.B.4.a-b.), the program must add the physician as an Assistant Medical Director following the personnel procedure outlined on our webpage here . This procedure must be completed in advance of placing students out of state. 

Be sure your are using the correct form when you add an Assistant Medical Director! (See related article that follows.)

Questions should be directed to Dr. Gordon Kokx ( or Lynn Caruthers (
Are You Using the Correct Form or Document?
Staff is often revising forms and documents to facilitate completion and reflect updates. Make sure you are using the most recent and accurate form by downloading the form or document from our website EACH time you need to complete a form or document!
Appendix G Webinar Recording Now Available
The recording is now available from the recently held webinar "Appendix G - Student Minimum Competency Matrix and CoAEMSP Recommended Competency Minimums (effective July 1, 2019)."

Access the webinar here.
The CoAEMSP is Celebrating EMS Week
The CoAEMSP staff thanks all of the board members, site visitors, self-study report readers, and ad hoc volunteers who make a difference every day of the year in the CAAHEP accreditation of paramedic educational programs. See the list of volunteers here.

Watch for the article next month on staff member visits to EMS community members!
It's our 40th Anniversary! Send Us Your Photos & Messages! Visit our History Page!
The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services (CoAEMSP) is pleased to be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.

Be sure to visit the history page in the 40th anniversary section of our website.

We invite you to send a message that can be shared with the EMS community on our website, in our monthly newsletters, or in other possible methods of communications.

In addition, if you have photos from the past 40 years that relate to the history of the CoAEMSP and accreditation, we encourage you to send them to Jennifer Anderson Warwick at .
By the Numbers
ACCREDITCON to be held in Louisville
May 29-June 2, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky

ACCREDITCON will educate CoAEMSP constituents on the accreditation process, provide tools for success, offer answers to pertinent questions regarding initial and continuing accreditation, and include presentations on topics having a direct connection with the accreditation process and the CAAHEP Standards.

Speakers, registration, and sessions will be announced as information becomes available. Stay tuned!

Clary Mole, MS, EMHP, GA-CEM, Program Director at Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia, earned the Master of Science degree conferred on August 5, 2016, from Jacksonville State University.
Upcoming Events
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
October 25-26, 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
January 3-4, 2019
May 29-June 2, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky

CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
October 10-11, 2019
Location TBD
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Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA