“The only nationally recognized accreditation available for EMS education is through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)”
What is accreditation
and why is it important?
Accreditation is an effort to assess the quality of institutions, programs and services, measuring them against agreed-upon standards and thereby assuring that they meet those standards. In the case of post-secondary education and training, there are two kinds of accreditation: institutional and programmatic (or specialized). Institutional accreditation helps to assure potential students that a school is a sound institution and has met certain minimum standards in terms of administration, resources, faculty and facilities.