|Beginning in January 2017, site visits will be evaluated based on either the 2005 CAAHEP Standards – OR – the 2015 CAAHEP Standards. The determining factor is when the program submitted its self-study report. The CoAESMP staff will clearly communicate to the site visitor the set of Standards to use. Communication will occur the following methods:
What Site Visitors
Need to Know
Email Confirmation: The email confirming the site visit will state 2005 Standards or 2015 Standards.
Documents: The documents based on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards will have 2015 clearly stated on the document.
File Types: If the Self Study Report and SV Report are in
Word = 2005 CAAHEP Standards
Excel = 2015 CAAHEP Standards
Site Visit Report, CAAHEP Standards, CoAEMSP Interpretations
The 2015 Site Visit Report is designed to better streamline the site visit report stage. Each time a program is confirmed for its site visit, a unique Site Visit Report will be provided. It is crucial that the provided Site Visit Report is used. The new Site Visit Report, based in Excel, will include the Executive Analysis, the Site Visit Report, the Response to the Executive Analysis as well as the Interview Questions and Standards. A blank Site Visit Report is available; however, the intent is to provide a copy of what it looks like.
When evaluating a program, the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines is always the foundation on which the evaluation is based on. You will find the Standards, along with the Interpretations here:
Tools to Assist Site Visitors with the Transition
To assist site visitors with transitioning from the 2005 to the 2015 CAAHEP Standards, tools have been developed:
For site visits based on the old 2005 CAAHEP Standards, the CoAEMSP Executive Office will transition the findings from the 2005 to the 2015 CAAHEP Standards. The program will respond to the Site Visit Findings Letter based on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards.