DECEMBER 2019 / IN THIS ISSUE
  • Holiday Office Closings
  • Win a Free Airline Ticket
  • Register for May 2020 CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
  • Your Annual Report is Due March 15, 2020
  • Webinars Scheduled on Submitting Your Annual Report
  • Early Registration is Open for ACCREDITCON 2020
  • By the Numbers
  • Upcoming Events
  • Quick Links
Holiday Office Closings
The CoAEMSP office will be closed on the following dates:

Christmas Eve & Christmas December 24 and 25, 2019

New Years Eve & New Years December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Day
January 20, 2020

The staff wishes you safe and happy holidays!
You Could Win a Free Airline Ticket to ACCREDITCON 2020

When you register early for ACCREDITCON, you will be automatically entered into the Complimentary American Airlines Ticket Raffle!*

The drawing will take place February 8, 2020 for all guests who have registered and paid by the January 31, 2020 Early deadline.

Register now and you'll be set to benefit from the outstanding resources ACCREDITCON provides to help you achieve accreditation success.

ACCREDITCON is the most valuable investment you can make for the success of your educational program. Register today!


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January Workshop is Full!
Reserve Your Seat for the CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop to be Held at ACCREDITCON
May 27-28, 2020
Omni Louisville Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

This workshop will focus on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the Self Study Report templates.

This workshop is an invaluable resource for new program directors, lead instructors, and deans as well as seasoned program directors. Learn from those who know it best: CoAEMSP staff, including lead instructor, Executive Director Dr. George Hatch.
Your Annual Report is Due March 15, 2020
Be Sure to Sign Up for the Webinar on Submitting Your Annual Report! See Article Below for Details.
Program Directors of CoAEMSP-Letter of Review (LoR) programs and CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic educational programs will receive an email in mid-January from AnnualReports@coaemsp.org. This email will include instructions for downloading and completing the CoAEMSP Annual Report for calendar year 2018, due by March 15, 2020.

Current CoAEMSP-LoR programs issued the LoR through 2018 will be required to submit the 2018 Annual Report. LoR programs issued the LoR in 2019 will not be required to submit the annual report.

Reminder: based on CAAHEP Standard V.A.4:

“The sponsor must maintain, and make available to the public, current and consistent summary information about student/graduate achievement that includes the results of one or more of the outcomes assessments required in the CAAHEP Standards.”

Effective with the submission of the Annual Report submitted in 2019, all programs (CAAHEP-accredited and CoAEMSP-LoR) must annually publish their latest outcomes results (e.g. National Registry or State Written Exam, Retention, and Positive Job Placement) based on the most recent CoAEMSP Annual Report submitted. Additional calendar year outcomes may be added, and all outcomes must be verifiable by the program's Annual Report(s). The calendar year of the Annual Report must be represented with the outcomes. 

To assist the public in finding your outcomes, programs must publish their latest outcomes results on the Paramedic educational program’s homepage of its website – or – identify outcomes on the homepage and provide a link to the page where outcomes are published. The Annual Report requires the direct link to the homepage location. This direct link will be forwarded to CAAHEP for validation. [The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) provides the recognition to CAAHEP to carry out accreditation activities. CHEA requires that all CAAHEP-accredited programs make their program outcomes accessible to the public.]

Avoid making errors by reading the instructions in the annual report. SAVE a copy of your report to your computer; REVIEW your report before submitting it to avoid having it returned for corrections.

NOTE: The CoAEMSP Board approved a $500 fee to be assessed any program not submitting the original annual report by March 15, 2020. Additionally, any program failing to submit the original annual report by the due date will be recommended to CAAHEP for Administrative Probation. Failure to address Administrative Probation may lead to a recommendation by CoAEMSP to CAAHEP for Withdrawal of Accreditation.
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Webinar On Successfully Submitting Your Annual Report

THIS WEBINAR WILL BE OFFER ON TWO DATES

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
12:30 pm CST

Monday, February 10, 2020
12:30 pm CST

Developed and piloted in 2018, the Annual Report tool is now 1) based on a calendar year, and 2) data reported should be for graduates and events occurring in the calendar year of the report.

The Annual Report is based on the 2018 calendar year and its graduates, and is due March 15, 2020. This allows the program at minimum one (1) year to gather all relevant data and allows sufficient time to send out and gather results for the Graduate and Employer Surveys for the applicable annual report year.

Paramedic educational programs are required to submit an annual report that encompasses the following three (3) key metrics:
1. Retention
2. Positive Placement
3. Success on the credentialing written (cognitive) exam.

All CAAHEP accredited and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) programs will be required to complete the Annual Report and publish the outcomes from their annual report on their website. Outcomes will be for the year reported (and no longer based on a 3-year average).

As the CoAEMSP continues to strive to become more outcomes-oriented in its approach to EMS education, the evaluation of identified outcomes measures becomes increasingly important.

The webinar will review the format and discuss the current approach to reporting and reviewing outcomes.

•   Each webinar session is limited to the first 500 registrations.
•   There is no fee associated with the webinar.
•   The webinars will be recorded and made available on the CoAEMSP website.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Get more information here.
Early Registration for ACCREDITCON is Now through January 31, 2020


The CoAEMSP is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2nd annual ACCREDITCON collaborative designed to support programs, carry out its mission “to advance the quality of EMS education through accreditation” and respond to the needs of nearly 700 Paramedic educational programs.

Early Registration ends January 31, 2020. Be sure to register now to secure your spot and save.
By the Numbers
For a current list of LoR and accredited programs, visit www.caahep.org.
Upcoming Events
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
January 9-10, 2020
Orlando, FL
SOLD OUT

Annual Report Webinar
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and
Monday, February 10, 2020
ACCREDITCON
May 27-31, 2020
Louisville, KY
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