• CoAEMSP Board Meeting Highlights
  • Fundamentals of Accreditation Workshop Upcoming Dates
  • 2023 CAAHEP Standards Approved
  • CoAEMSP is Seeking a Public Member for its Board 
  • By the Numbers

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The CoAEMSP office will be closed on July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

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CoAEMSP Board Meeting Highlights

The CoAEMSP Board met in Washington, D.C. on May 3-4-5, 2023.

The CoAEMSP Board provides deliberate communication about its work in official updates via the Board Highlights.

These Board Highlights are shared directly with each of its 12 sponsors’ CEOs following the 30-day moratorium after a Board meeting as well as posted on our website for review by anyone, including students, graduates, faculty, Paramedic educational program sponsors, administration, hospital/clinic representatives, employers, police and/or fire service members.

Read the Board Meeting Highlights here.

Fundamentals of Accreditation Workshop for the EMS Professions

These workshops are designed to educate participants on the CAAHEP Standards and the accreditation process, enhancing the accreditation knowledge of Paramedic program faculty.

Are you a new program director? Are you considering starting a Paramedic program? Then this workshop is required.

Using expert presentations and interactive group learning activities, the workshop will provide best practices to avoid common stumbling blocks.

More Information


October 18-19, Bloomington, MN

registration opens on July 1


January 3-4, via Zoom

May 29 or 30, Oklahoma City, OK

2023 CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the EMS Professions Approved

The revised CAAHEP Standards for Paramedic programs will be effective January 1, 2024, and are posted here.

CoAEMSP will host a webinar to review the changes and timelines, so watch for more information in the monthly e-newsletter.

Read more on how this will impact your program.

The CoAEMSP is Seeking a Public Member for its Board 

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) is seeking qualified candidates for one public member position on its Board of Directors. The CoAEMSP is a Texas 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and Committee on Accreditation member of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Public members of the CoAEMSP serve three-year terms, with eligibility for a maximum of three consecutive terms of service. 

Public members will begin serving on December 1, 2023. There is no honorarium for this Board position, although all customary travel expenses associated with the position are reimbursed. 

The public member will be an informed person with a broad, community point of view who can contribute to the public perspective on accreditation and governance matters. 

The public member cannot be 1) an employee, member of the governing board, owner, or shareholder of, or consultant to the sponsor of a Paramedic program that holds a CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) or is accredited by CAAHEP or one that is in any stage of the LoR/accreditation process for Paramedic; 2) a member of any trade association or membership organization related to, affiliated with, or associated with the CoAEMSP or Paramedic; or 3) a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of an individual identified in (1) or (2) above; or 4) an individual who would be qualified in any other named EMS community of interest (i.e. students, graduates, faculty, sponsor administration, hospital/clinic representatives, physicians, employers, police and fire services, or key governmental officials). 

Interested parties should complete and return the application found here, along with a current CV, to Dr. George W. Hatch, Jr., Executive Director, at [email protected]. Nominations must be received no later than August 1, 2023. 



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