Important Information About Annual Reports

All programs (CAAHEP-accredited and CoAEMSP-LoR) must annually publish their outcome results (e.g. National Registry or State Written Exam, Retention, and Positive Job Placement) from the calendar year two years prior verifiable by the latest annual report required. For example, outcomes data for 2017 was submitted in 2019 (as a reminder, the reason for reporting data two years prior is to allow programs time to gather a complete set of outcomes on their cohorts). The data published must be verifiable by the program’s Annual Report due by March 15 of each year. Since the Annual Report is based on the calendar year two years prior, the outcomes data is no longer reported as a 3-year average as previously required. Programs may choose to publish additional data, but at a minimum must indicate year by year results.

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. Programs must provide the direct link to the website location of the published outcomes in their Annual Report. The direct link will be forwarded to CAAHEP.

Annual Reports

Specialized and Professional Accreditation: What should I know?

Programs of instruction beginning after January 1, 2013 must be accredited. Learn more.

What you need to know when considering a career as a paramedic and evaluating programs for enrollment. Learn more.

The school you want to attend may be accredited, but what about the
EMS-Paramedic educational program itself? Watch the video “Specialized and Professional Accreditation: What should I know?” produced by the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

To find an accredited Paramedic program near you, search by state by clicking here.

Video Explains Importance of Accreditation

The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) has produced a short video on the importance of accreditation. The video also includes a description of the difference between institutional and programmatic accreditation.

ASPA is an association of organizations that evaluate the quality of programs in higher education for more than 100 different professions and specialized disciplines – from nursing to architecture, and physical therapy to engineering.

We encourage you to include this important video on your websites and in other forms of communication!