• CoAEMSP Annual Report Due March 30
  • Annual Report Webinar Now Available Online
  • Save Time with Surveys on SurveyMonkey
  • Congratulations to the Winners of a Free Airline Ticket to ACCREDITCON 2020
  • ACCREDITCON Sessions Tackle the CAAHEP Standards
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CoAEMSP Annual Report Due March 30

If you are a program director of a CoAEMSP Letter of Review or CAAHEP accredited Paramedic Program, then you received in January the Excel-based Annual Report form from the email AnnualReports@coaemsp.org. If you did not receive this email, first check your junk and spam folders. If the email is still not there, then email AnnualReports@coaemsp.org and let us know! Annual Reports are due no later than March 30.

The Annual Report is based on the 2018 calendar year and its graduates, and is due March 30, 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 education 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.

Failure to submit an annual report by the due date will be assessed $500. 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.

The fee and the recommendation for administrative probation are not intended to be punitive; they are intended to reinforce the importance of submitting on time. When reports are not submitted on time, additional work is incurred by staff – work that can be prevented. Remember, submit on or before March 30!

Annual Report Webinar Recording Now Available
Did you miss the webinar on the Annual Report? No worries; it is now available here, along with the answers to questions asked during the webinar offered in January and February.
Annual Report Webinar Now Available Online
Staff Contact: AnnualReports@coaemsp.org

Did you miss the webinar on February 10 educating programs on the CoAEMSP Annual Report? No worries; it is now available online here.
Save Time with Surveys on SurveyMonkey

If you have a paid subscription to SurveyMonkey, you can save time by accessing copies of surveys needed as part of the accreditation process.

This includes the Student, Program Personnel, Graduate, and Employer Surveys. Email the username for the paid SurveyMonkey account to Jennifer at jennifer@coaemsp.org to gain access to these surveys.
Congratulations to the Winners of a Free Airline Ticket to ACCREDITCON 2020
Congratulations to Mr. Chris Gibson and Ms. Kelli Sears who won a free airline ticket to ACCREDITCON!

Each person who registered for ACCREDITCON during the Early Registration period was entered into a raffle for a free airline ticket. One drawing was held for general guests, and another for CoAEMSP/CAAHEP site visitors.

Chris Gibson, MBA, EMT-P, is Assistant Professor and Paramedic Program Director at Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Illinois.

Kelli Sears, MS, NRP, is a CoAEMSP Site Visitor and Program Director with Bismarck College in Bismarck, North Dakota.
ACCREDITCON Sessions Tackle the CAAHEP Standards
Because the express goal of ACCREDITCON is to help Paramedic education programs like yours succeed in initial and continuing accreditation, virtually every session has been designed to tackle a specific CAAHEP Standard.

To make it easy, session descriptions reference a specific CAAHEP Standard. You will get detailed instructions on a particular CAAHEP Standard in that session.
ACCREDITCON is the most valuable investment you can make, offering every necessary resource for achieving accreditation success!

ACCREDITCON is designed to help you:

  • improve the administration of your Paramedic program & Paramedic education
  • avoid costly & time-consuming mistakes
  • eliminate frustrating roadblocks
  • learn best practices
  • access the resources you need for gaining and maintaining accreditation of your Paramedic education program
Congratulations to Bakersfield College on being a recipient of the CIQG Quality Award from the Council on Higher Education Accreditation/CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). The CIQG Award was established in 2018 to recognize outstanding performance of higher education providers in meeting the CHEA/CIQG International Quality Principles. The award was presented on January 30, 2020 by Concepcion Pijano, international consultant for accreditation and Chair of the CIQG Advisory Council, at the CIQG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Bakersfield College is a public, baccalaureate degree-granting institution with an enrollment of approximately 37,000 students, located in Bakersfield, California, and has a CAAHEP-accredited EMS-Paramedic program.

The college sustains institution-wide standards based on emerging industry demands. Learning outcomes are central to the Bakersfield curriculum, as well as guided pathways to serve students and the community.
For a current list of LoR and accredited programs, visit www.caahep.org.
Upcoming Events
May 27-31, 2020
Louisville, KY
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