Program Directors of CoAEMSP-Letter of Review (LoR) programs and CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic educational programs will receive an email in mid-January from
. 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 that were issued the LoR through 2018 will be required to submit the 2018 Annual Report. LoR programs that were 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.
Avoid the $500 late fee or probation! The CoAEMSP Board approved a $500 fee to be assessed to 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.
Two webinars will be offered to instruct program directors on completing the annual report. The webinars are scheduled for January 14 and February 10 at 12:30 p.m. Central Time. Registration will open in early January.