• CoAEMSP Establishes Program Directors Focus Group
  • Annual Reports
  • Research from CoAEMSP
  • Criteria Used to Determine Modality of Site Visit

Staff and guests enjoy an after-dinner photo opportunity during their annual retreat.

From left: Scott Warwick, Keith Orloff, Michelle Esquivel, Kathryn Crawford, Lynn Caruthers, Lydia Cook, Megan Napoli, David Collard, Jennifer Anderson Warwick, Lisa Collard, Mike Miller, Pat Tritt, George Hatch, Randy Kuykendall

CoAEMSP Establishes Program Directors Focus Group

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) Board of Directors recently approved the formation of a Program Directors Focus Group (PDFG).

The PDFG is a consultative group offering expertise and valuable input to the CoAEMSP Board of Directors. In doing so, the group offers feedback and perspective to the CoAEMSP Board, committees, and staff, especially relating to day-to-day operational aspects of CAAHEP accredited and CoAEMSP Letter of Review Paramedic programs. Members of the group are volunteers who will meet via web conference on a quarterly basis. The PDFG is not a governing body, does not set policy, and does not participate in accreditation decisions. Rather, the PDFG is a standing focus group providing a conduit of information flow from program directors responsible for operationalizing accreditation processes to the Board of Directors.

Program directors are invited to review the detailed application information and consider applying. The 24-member PDFG seeks program directors from each NASEMSO region, program director experience level, and type of program. For consideration, please return a completed application packet by March 24, 2023

Questions and additional information are available by contacting Mike Miller, Assistant Director,

Annual Reports

Submit by March 31 to enter a drawing for ACCREDITCON

Scott Corcoran, Program Director of the Paramedic program sponsored by Erie Community College, Orchard Park, NY, was the first program to submit their annual report - and within 24 hours of receiving the link! Way to go, Scott!

To incentivize early submission, for all programs that submit their annual report by March 31 at 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time, that program will be entered into a random drawing for one complimentary registration to ACCREDITCON-2023, a $525 value! Programs that have already submitted their Annual Report have been added to the drawing. The drawing will be on April 3, 2023, during CoAEMSP's weekly staff meeting. ACCREDITCON is June 2-3-4 at Omni Louisville.

Already registered for ACCREDITCON? Your registration fee will be refunded, or you can register a colleague from your program. The complimentary registration only applies to ACCREDITCON-2023.

Read what guests shared after participating last year in ACCREDITCON:


  • “New ideas. Refueled the flame!”

  • “I like the focus of the conference. It is targeted to accreditation only. Makes it nice as an attendee to know what I am in for.”

  • “I was able to network with peers that ran their Paramedic programs differently but effectively. I was able to learn from others across the country.” 

  • “I'm new to my role, and there was a tremendous amount of helpful information presented by extremely knowledgeable and experienced presenters.” 

  • “Every resource available for new Program Directors and putting faces to names."

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The CoAEMSP recognizes the value of data collected via the annual report, self-study report, site visit report, and other official data sources and realizes the importance of making such data available to researchers.

Read the latest research from CoAEMSP and its collaborators.

Virtual Site Visit or an On-Campus Site Visit?

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