It’s impressive that the CoAEMSP is on the cutting edge of evidenced-based accreditation.”

–Paramedic Program Director

About the CoAEMSP

“The CoAEMSP will be the single, comprehensive National EMS education accreditation agency, as defined in the EMS Education Agenda for the Future.”

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.

Programmatic (or specialized) accreditation examines specific schools or programs within an educational institution (e.g., the law school, the medical school, the nursing program). The standards by which these programs are measured have generally been developed by the professionals involved in each discipline and are intended to reflect what a person needs to know and be able to do to function successfully within that profession. Accreditation in the health-related disciplines also serves a very important public interest. Along with certification and licensure, accreditation is a tool intended to help assure a well-prepared and qualified workforce providing health care services.

“It’s impressive that the CoAEMSP is on the cutting edge of evidenced-based accreditation.”

Paramedic Program Director

Strategic Plan 2017

Approved by the CoAEMSP Board of Directors August 2017

The Mission Statement of the CoAEMSP

The mission of the CoAEMSP is to advance the quality of EMS education through accreditation.

The Vision Statement of the CoAEMSP

CoAEMSP is recognized as the leader in evidence based standards for accreditation.

The Core Values of the CoAEMSP: CLARITY


Dedication of time, talent and resources toward the achievement of CoAEMSP’s mission.


Inspiring others to advance the vision and goals of the CoAEMSP.


Advancing the mission of the CoAEMSP with integrity, honesty, professionalism and high ethical standards.


Honoring the perspective of any individual or organization.


Carrying out the work of the CoAEMSP in collaboration with EMS stakeholders.


Consistently meeting or exceeding established standards and expectations in all CoAEMSP activities.

The Goals of the CoAEMSP


To conduct scholarly inquiry of relevant topics related to accreditation and EMS Education.


Foster diverse instructional methodologies.


Explore expanding scope of quality assurance / improvement activities to EMT and AEMT and internationally.


Continue to strengthen the engagement and effectiveness of the CoAEMSP Board of Directors.

The Collaborative
For Advancing Excellence
Through Accreditation

June 2 – 6, 2021

The Omni Louisville Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky