“These workshops are absolutely essential for anyone going through the accreditation process.”

2020 CAAHEP
Accreditation Workshops
for Paramedic Programs

Newly updated content and delivery!

The CAAHEP accreditation workshop has been updated and improved to make it more beneficial in assisting Paramedic education programs with the accreditation process

  • Use of small groups to increase collaboration and problem-solving
  • Structured networking to gain new ideas and knowledge
  • Increased opportunities for active guest
  • Reduced redundancy of course material
  • Opportunities to share best practices by guests
  • Multiple faculty to provide varied perspectives and improved course delivery
  • Less lecture and more interaction
  • Use of creative teaching methods to improve knowledge and retention

Why you should plan to attend

These workshops will focus on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the Self Study Report templates. They will serve as an invaluable resource for new program directors, lead instructors, and deans as well as the seasoned program directors.

“The workshop was presented in a way that not only provided excellent information as it pertained to the accreditation process, but also kept the attendee engaged. The opportunity to work with other individuals during the Q&A allowed us to network while focusing on the task/question being asked. The ‘parking lot’ allowed us to post questions that we might have thought of after the presentation.”

Orlando J. Dominguez, Jr., RPM, MBA, PD from Eastern Florida State College

Some of the Important Information You Will Learn By Attending an Accreditation Workshop

  • Accreditation deal breakers
  • Identify documentation to make available to the site visit team and methods to organize it
  • 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

“Although the workshop stuck to a lesson plan, I enjoyed the open-forum atmosphere and the opportunity to ask specific questions. The group quiz activity was fun and kept guests engaged.  I also liked the opportunity provided to network with other programs that are in similar stages of accreditation, as well as those re-accrediting.”

Ted Chialtas, Fire Captain/Paramedic, Paramedic Program Coordinator, City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Did You Know?

  • 98% of accredited programs are college based
  • CoAEMSP does the “heavy lifting” for CAAHEP, but CAAHEP awards the accreditation
  • If you submit a pile of forms and papers for the self study report without organizing them or following the directions, your program could be recommended for probation!
  • If you’ve submitted your self study report, you will be aware of your strengths and your weaknesses
  • Make sure you have the most recent reports when you start your self study
  • It’s all about documenting—everything!
  • Capstone experiences need to occur at the end of the program
  • Appendix G is the CoAEMSP’s attempt to make accreditation evidence-based (student-patient contact)
  • The executive analysis gives you the opportunity to fix problems before the team arrives
  • There are more than 100 site visitors
  • Site visitors are Program Directors and Medical Directors who have experienced the accreditation process at their own program

What Participants Say About the Updated and Improved CAAHEP Accreditation Workshops

Workshop Requirements

Virtual CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop

In advance of the workshop, you have a home study to complete. Allow four (4) hours to complete it, which can be done over a span of days.

Advance study includes:

    1. Watching six (6) webinars
      1. CAAHEP Overview [12 minutes]
      2. CoAEMSP Overview [45 minutes]
      3. Completing the Self-Study Report [52 minutes]
      4. Available Resources [24 minutes]
      5. Getting Started: An Action Plan for CAAHEP Accreditation [70 minutes]
      6. ASPA: The importance of programmatic accreditation [1 minute] 
    2. Completing the Scavenger Hunt (CAAHEP Standards, CoAEMSP Interpretations, policies, resources on the website) [allow 45 minutes]
    3. Completing the quiz here [allow 5 minutes]
    4. Downloading the Self-Study Report applicable to your program
    5. Writing three (3) burning questions you have regarding the accreditation process
Advance Homework

In preparation for the workshop, please watch these recorded webinars and complete the Scavenger Hunt and Quiz.

Workshop Descriptions & Objectives

CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop for Paramedic Programs

This workshop is designed to educate attendees on the CAAHEP accreditation process including the self study, site visit, and on-going issues.

The following will be addressed:

  • Overview of accreditation process
  • Resources
  • CoAEMSP Interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards
  • Annual Reports
  • Findings Letters & Progress Reports
  • Site Visits
  • Deal Breakers & Other Stumbling Blocks

The Collaborative
For Advancing Excellence
Through Accreditation

June 2 – 6, 2021

The Omni Louisville Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

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