For Initial Accreditation
After a program receives the LoR, the program will complete the Initial Accreditation Self-Study Report (ISSR). The ISSR is due no later than 6 months after graduation of that class of students that was first enrolled after the date of issue of the LoR.
The program will submit along with the ISSR the appropriate fees (i.e., evaluation and site visit). CoAEMSP will notify the program if there are exceptions to the flat site visit fee requiring additional payment. Supplemental ISSR appendices forms are available below should they be needed.
Accredited programs will be notified by the CoAEMSP Executive Office approximately 6 months prior to the due date of the self-study report.
The program will submit along with the CSSR the appropriate fees (i.e., evaluation and site visit). CoAEMSP will notify the program if there are exceptions to the flat site visit fee requiring additional payment. Supplemental CSSR appendices forms are available below should they be needed.
Self-Study Documents and Reports
Supplemental Self-Study Report (SSR) Forms
Supplemental forms that may be needed for completion of the SSRs are available on the Resource Library page.
Student Minimum Competency Matrix and CoAEMSP Recommended Competency Minimums (effective July 1, 2019)
Paramedic Programs seeking and maintaining accreditation awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) must demonstrate compliance with the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Critical components to this process are demonstrating the program is providing “adequate numbers of patients, proportionally distributed by age-range, chief complaint and interventions in the delivery of emergency care” [CAAHEP Standard III.A.2. Hospital/Clinical Affiliations and Field/Internship Affiliations]; showing progression of learning from the class to the lab to clinical to field to the capstone field internship [III.C.1. Curriculum (Sequencing)]; and establishing a minimum number of patient encounters [III.C.2. Curriculum] prior to program completion. One tool used to demonstrate meeting the CAAHEP Standards is commonly known as CoAEMSP’s Student Minimum Competency (SMC) Matrix [formerly known as Appendix G]. Read the complete document.
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