• Annual Fees via ACH
  • EMS Week 2023
  • CoAEMSP Board Meeting Highlights
  • CoAEMSP is Seeking a Public Member for its Board 
  • CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop presented by CAAHEP
  • Milestones
  • By the Numbers

Annual Fees via ACH

On May 3, the CoAEMSP Annual Accreditation Fee invoice will be emailed to all Program Directors.

We are working diligently with all programs to streamline payment processes and ensure that Annual Accreditation Fees are processed on time. As an ongoing proactive effort for this year’s Annual Accreditation Fee cycle, we are encouraging electronic payment/ACH. This will establish your program to send electronic payments for all future invoices, avoid the costs of sending paper checks, and eliminate the incurrence of Additional Processing Fees (APF), which removes important instructional funds for educating Paramedics when they are needed more than ever! As a reminder, credit cards are not accepted. 

Please contact Michelle Esquivel ( for assistance to establish an ACH transaction with CoAEMSP.

You are invited to contact Michelle with any questions regarding conversion to ACH or our other payment options. OUR goal is to eliminate APFs completely. Please help us help your program retain all the important educational funds where they are needed most.

Where Emergency Care Begins

EMS Week, May 21-27, 2023

Our organization acknowledges the important role of EMS professionals in our country. We celebrate WHERE EMERGENCY CARE BEGINS and those individuals who help their communities 24/7/365. We support the EMS Week campaign because we believe in educating the public and stakeholders about prehospital medicine and the services provided by EMS. And there’s no better time to honor the accomplishments of EMS professionals than during EMS Week. We want to recognize those who serve and help to promote camaraderie among every EMS team in every community nationwide.


Produced by the American College of American Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), this national EMS Week is designed to celebrate, unite, and inspire the men and women of EMS 365 days a year. 

CoAEMSP is a proud supporter of EMS Week.

Learn more about the campaign at

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CoAEMSP Board Meeting Highlights

The CoAEMSP Board met virtually on February 3, 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.

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 Nominations must be received no later than August 1, 2023. 



New in 2023!

The inaugural CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop will be held July 21-22, 2023, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota. This beautiful hotel is conveniently located near Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and adjacent to the famous Mall of America.

Who should attend: Educators, program administration, clinicians, and those involved in the accreditation process will benefit from the general sessions, breakout workshops, networking events, and the opportunity to meet CAAHEP leaders and members of the Committees on Accreditation (CoAs).

Attendees can expect to gain a greater understanding of the role CAAHEP accreditation plays in assisting your program to achieve excellence in health sciences education. Review the agenda for all of the Accreditation Workshop's activities.

For more information, click here.

** NOTE: This workshop is different from the Fundamentals of Accreditation Workshop for the EMS Professions presented by CoAEMSP, which is specific to Paramedic education. The CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop (presented by CAAHEP) does not count toward the attendance requirement for CoAEMSP. ** 


Daniel Brookshear, MEd, Program Director of the Paramedic Program sponsored by St. Anthony Hospitals, Lakewood, CO, earned the Master of Education degree conferred on December 17, 2022, by Colorado State University.

Marie Faulkner, MS, NRP, Program Director of the Paramedic Program sponsored by York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC, earned the Master of Science degree conferred on October 31, 2022, by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Lara Hardy, MS, LP, Program Director of the Paramedic Program sponsored by Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX, earned the Master of Science degree conferred on May 7, 2021, by Jacksonville State University, Alabama.

For a current list of CoAEMSP LoR and CAAHEP Accredited programs, visit

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