Accreditation, Licensure & Certification

Accreditation Information

The Weber State University paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, CAAHEP (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, CoAEMSP (www.coaemsp.org).

Contact information for CAAHEP:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone:   727-210-2350

website: www.CAAHEP.org

Contact information for CoAEMSP:

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312     Rowlett, TX 75088

Phone: 214.703.8445
Fax:     214.703.8992

website:  www.CoAEMSP.org.

Paramedic Program Goals as Defined by CAAHEP/CoAEMSP

The WSU paramedic program will “prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains,” with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Advanced Intermediate levels.

Licensure & Certification Requirements

In order to be recommended for certification to the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, in addition to academic requirements, a graduate of the WSU program must meet these Paramedic Professional Requirements (or "terminal objectives") .  A background criminal investigation to include fingerprints and drug testing may be required by certification and clinical agencies.
 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

In order to be certified as an EMT in Utah, applicants must be in conformity with Utah Bureau of EMS regulations. The Utah regulations are available online at:

 http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r426/r426-012.htm

Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or treated for mental illness or substance abuse should discuss their eligibility status with the Utah State Bureau of EMS. The Utah Bureau of EMS makes final decisions on the issue of state certification. A background criminal investigation to include fingerprints and drug testing may be required by certification and clinical agencies.

Paramedic

Students graduating from the WSU paramedic program are eligible for certification by the Utah Bureau of EMS and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

In order to be recommended to test for the National Registy, the student must prove they have applied to the WSU Graduation department for either the Institutional Certificate or AAS Degree. No student will be cleared to test with the NREMT until proof of that requirement has been met.

In order to be certified as an Paramedic in Utah, applicants must be in conformity with Utah Bureau of EMS regulations. The Utah regulations are available online at:

http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r426/r426-012.htm. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or treated for mental illness or substance abuse should discuss their eligibility status with the Utah State Bureau of EMS. The Utah Bureau of EMS makes final decisions on the issue of state certification.

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is an independent, free-standing, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. The NREMT provides a mechanism to assure the protection of the public by verifying achievement of the minimal competencies of EMTs by establishing and implementing uniform requirements for emergency medical technicians, their training, examination, and continuing education.

In order to be certified as a National Registry EMT-Paramedic, applicants must be in conformity with the National Registry standards. The National Registry requirements are available online at:

http://www.nremt.org/EMTServices/reg_para_history.asp.

Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or treated for mental illness or substance abuse should discuss their eligibility status with the National Registry. The Registry makes final decisions on the issue of certification. You can contact the Registry at The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, Rocco V. Morando Building, 6610 Busch Blvd., P.O. Box 29233, Columbus, Ohio 43229, Phone: 614- 888-4484, Fax: 614-888-8920.

Recertification

Information about EMT and Paramedic re-certification for Utah is available on line from the Utah Bureau of EMS at http://www.health.utah.gov/ems/.


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