By Paul Bao, Fortis Vice President of Education
As of January 1, 2013, all students planning to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic exam must complete their paramedic education at an accredited program site. Programs must either be fully-accredited or have received a letter of review in order for its graduates to take the examination.
Program accreditation assures students the courses they are taking meet the stringent standards of paramedic education outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and recommended by the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The standards can be reviewed at www.caahep.org.
If you’re planning a career in EMS and are looking to take the first step, you may wish to consider the Emergency Medical Technician Program at Fortis. All Fortis campuses offering paramedic education are either accredited or possess a letter of review. Program information and a list of campuses are available at www.fortis.edu . Fortis campuses offer a curriculum that is fully compliant with the National Educational Standards and provides significant opportunities for review prior to taking the NREMT-EMT level examination. All instructors are qualified EMS instructors who are prepared to provide you the platinum standard in EMS Education.
If you’ve already completed your EMT or AEMT certification, Fortis can help you move to the next level. A Fortis paramedic education provides the tools and experiences needed to be confident during your clinical rotations, as an active care team member during your ambulance rotations, and fully-prepared to meet the challenges of the National Registry examination.
Whether you choose a diploma or degree program, at Fortis you’ll also be equipped with such employment-ready tools as interviewing skills and resume writing, so you can take that next step toward advancing your career and your life.