In 2010, the Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) adopted the national accreditation of the state’s paramedic training programs. National accreditation allows mobility and professional recognition, as well as comparability which improves emergency preparedness. The adoption requires all Ohio accredited paramedic training programs be nationally accredited through the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) by January 1, 2018. CoAEMSP have proposed a model that is a systematic approach to EMS education and licensure which is built on the concept of a national EMS education standard and national education program accreditation. EMS joins all other licensed health care professions in requiring graduation from a nationally accredited school. The examination recognized for Ohio certification will continue to be administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
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