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Thursday, June 15, 2017
8 am to 5 pm and

Friday, June 16, 2017
8 am to 12 pm

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Crowne Plaza AiRe-Mall of America
Three Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN 55425

CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
for Paramedic Programs


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

  1. Download the Self Study Report that is appropriate to their program.
  2. Review CAAHEP’s Your Accreditation Mentor (YAM).
    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 best 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 June 5, 2017, whichever comes first.


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

 The following will be addressed:

  • Overview of the accreditation process
  • Resources
  • CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines (2015)
  • CoAEMSP Interpretations of the 2015 CAAHEP Standards
  • Site Visits
  • Site Visit Findings Letters & Progress Reports
  • Annual Reports
  • Deal Breakers & Other Stumbling Blocks



The workshop EARLY BIRD registration deadline is May 15 and the fee is $350; from May 16-June 5, the workshop registration fee is $395. Registration closes automatically on June 5 or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and breaks each day.

Payment is requested by credit card (or PayPal account) via PayPal at the time of registration. You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to utilize this option.  Any payment made by check must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) no later than May 24; payments made after May 24 must be paid via PayPal. 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.  If you require a Purchase Order first, please contact Ruth Crump at ext. 116 as soon as possible after registration so that she can send you the required information. An invoice can also be sent to you from PayPal upon request. 

Registrations cancelled more than 7 days in advance of the workshop start date are subject to a $50 cancellation fee; atlernatively you can elect to have your funds held for a future workshop within one year and the $50 cancellation fee will be waived.  Any cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop will not be refunded, and can not be applied to a future workshop.  Any registrations not paid by June 5 will automatically be cancelled.


Crowne Plaza AiRe-Mall of America
Three Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN 55425



Discounted room rate is $129/night until May 24. When calling to make reservations, ask for the CoAEMSP group rate to receive the discounted rate. When reserving a room online, the discounted rate will automatically be applied.