• Holiday Office Closings
  • Win a Free Airline Ticket
  • Seats Filling Up for January CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
  • Registration is Open for ACCREDITCON 2020
  • Your Annual Report is Due March 15, 2020
  • Milestones
  • Degree vs Non-Degree Programs
  • By the Numbers
  • Upcoming Events
  • Quick Links
Holiday Office Closings

The CoAEMSP office will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. The staff and board wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Please plan for these holiday office closings as well:

Christmas Eve & Christmas: December 24 and 25
New Years Eve & New Years: December 31 and January 1
Register Early for ACCREDITCON and You Could Win a Free Airline Ticket
Save when you register early for ACCREDITCON, AND be automatically entered into the Complimentary American Airlines Ticket Raffle!*

The drawing will take place February 8, 2020 for all guests who have registered and paid by the January 31, 2020 Early deadline.

Register now and you'll be set to benefit from the outstanding resources ACCREDITCON provides to help you achieve accreditation success.

ACCREDITCON is the most valuable investment you can make for the success of your educational program. Register today!

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Seats are Filling Up! Early Deadline is December 16
Register Now for the January 2020 CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop

January 9-10, 2020
Orlando, Florida

These workshops will focus on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the Self Study Report templates.

They are an invaluable resource for new program directors, lead instructors, and deans as well as seasoned program directors. Learn from those who know it best: CoAEMSP staff, including lead instructor, Executive Director Dr. George Hatch.
"Every tool you need to be successful is available."

Some of the important information you will learn by attending this accreditation workshop

  • Accreditation deal breakers
  • How to organize records for the site visit
  • How many students the SV team wants to interview
  • Tips and tricks for making the site visit efficient
  • Why it’s important to pay your medical director
  • Why you need to look at the CV of the scheduled site visitor
  • How many days a site visit typically consists of
  • How many site visitors typically come to a site visit

Can't Make the January 2020 Accreditation Workshop?

Attend the May 2020 workshop to be held at ACCREDITCON, May 27-31, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky!

Early Registration for ACCREDITCON is Now through January 31, 2020

The CoAEMSP is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2nd annual ACCREDITCON collaborative designed to support programs, carry out its mission “to advance the quality of EMS education through accreditation” and respond to the needs of nearly 700 Paramedic educational programs.

Early Registration ends January 31, 2020. Be sure to register now to secure your spot and save.
Attend One of the Instructional Webinars
Your 2018 Annual Report is Due March 15, 2020
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.
Greg Helmuth, MA, NRP, Program Director of the Paramedic Program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, earned the Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Waldorf University, conferred on October 29, 2019.

CoAEMSP applauds Greg for this outstanding academic accomplishment.
Degree vs Non-Degree Programs
The chart above illustrates the number of Paramedic programs that offer a degree versus those that offer a certificate.
By the Numbers
For a current list of LoR and accredited programs, visit
Upcoming Events
January 9-10, 2020
Orlando, FL
May 27-31, 2020
Louisville, KY
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