Students / Employers / Public

These Videos Explain the Importance of Accreditation

Students will want to understand the difference between programmatic accreditation and institutional accreditation before making the important decision about what Paramedic educational program to attend. Graduating from an accredited Paramedic educational program can make a significant difference in a student’s career. Watch the video to learn more.

A student’s education makes a big difference in their level of competence to enter the profession  as a Paramedic. Employers will want to invest in students who can add value to their organization as they care for the American public in their greatest time of need.
Watch the video to learn more.

U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics


WEBOccupational Outlook Handbook / EMS and Paramedics

U.S. Department of Education


Overview of Accreditation of Higher Education in the US
Nov-2020 Download

WEBInformation on Accredited Institutions

Attention Paramedic Candidates: Is your program CAAHEP accredited?


Is Your Program Accredited?
Aug-2012 Download

Potential Paramedic Students

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.

An opportunity For Minority, Low-income, and At-risk Youth to Become EMTs

The St. Paul Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy provides an opportunity for minority, low-income, and at-risk youth of St. Paul to be trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Tuition, textbooks, and uniforms are all provided by the Academy, and an hourly wage is typically included. The affiliated Ambulance Service provides invaluable work experience to Academy graduates. In addition to providing jobs, the Academy creates culturally aware and multi-lingual EMTs who reflect their community’s population and better serve the community.