Karen Franks | | ext. 111 - or -
Lynn Caruthers | | ext. 115


Thursday, December 1, 2016
8 am to 5 pm and

Friday, December 2, 2016
8 am to 12 pm

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Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26 East
Grapevine, TX 76051-9641
817 481 8444

CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
for Paramedic Programs


There is no advance homework in preparation for the workshop; however, the attendee is encouraged to:

  1. Download the Self Study Report that is appropriate to your program.
  2. Review CAAHEP’s Your Accreditation Mentor.
    YAM is a free service from CAAHEP to all program directors, but especially to newly appointed program directors, to guide their understanding of the accreditation process and to advise them on good practices. It consists of narrative pages, video vignettes, reference readings, and links to various resources. "Your Accreditation Mentor" (YAM) is about succeeding at one of the key processes of a program director's job: accreditation--assuring that their program meets or exceeds standards and therefore serves its students and other stakeholders well.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the CoAEMSP website. CoAEMSP has a plethora of resources, many of which will aid you through the accreditation process and beyond.
  4. Review the articles and tools.
Please bring your laptop.

Space is limited:  We have a maximum capacity of 50 attendees, so please reserve your spot early!  Registration will automatically close when all seats are filled or on November 21, whichever comes first.


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


Hotel rooms are available at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center at a special rate of $172 per night plus tax for the accreditation workshop.  This rate is valid for one day prior to and one day following the workshop (November 30 through December 3). To make your hotel reservation and receive this special rate, please contact the hotel directly here.  Rate guaranteed through Wednesday, November 9, but may still be available on a space available basis after that date.

Reserve Your Room Now! 

Workshop participants are responsible for their hotel reservations and should cancellation be necessary, please contact the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in advance of your anticipated arrival date.

The workshop EARLY BIRD registration fee is $295 through November 1, 2016.  Registration beginning November 2, 2016 is $350.  This fee includes the cost of the workshop plus breakfast, lunch and breaks each day.  Registration will close automatically November 21, or when all seats have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Payment is requested by credit card via PayPal at the time of registration.  Should an institution need to submit payment by check, please mail the check to the CoAEMSP Executive Office (8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088) for manual processing.  Payment by check must be received within 30 days of the registration or by November 21, 2016, whichever comes first, in order to complete your reservation.  Registrations submitted after November 21, 2016 MUST be paid via PayPal.

Registrations cancelled will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.  If you need to cancel your registration you can elect to have your funds held as a credit toward a future workshop within one year.