NEMSMA Accreditation – General Application Instructions


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Step 1 – Download and review the NEMSMA Seven Pillars of National EMS Officer Competencies

Step 2 – Register with NEMSMA as a Registered Leadership Education Provider (RLEP)


Step 3 – Receive approval from NEMSMA as a RLEP and a secure link through which submit Accreditation Applications and materials

Step 4 – Download the applicable Accreditation Application materials

  • Conference Session Accreditation package:
    • Conference Accreditation Application (Form AA-1)
    • Accreditation Application Instructions (Conference Accreditation) (Form IA-1)
    • Conference Accreditation Spreadsheet (Form AA-2)
    • Accreditation Spreadsheet Instructions (Conference Accreditation Spreadsheet) (Form IA-2)
    • NEMSMA EMS Officer Competencies License Agreement
    • Accreditation Application Submission Portal Terms and Conditions of Use
    • Leadership Education Provider Evaluation of the NEMSMA Accreditation Application Process (Form CA-2)
  • Program Accreditation package:
    • Program Accreditation Application (Form AA-3)
    • Accreditation Application Instructions (Program Accreditation) (Form IA-3)
    • Program Accreditation Spreadsheet (Form AA-4)
    • Accreditation Spreadsheet Instructions (Program Accreditation Spreadsheet) (Form IA-4)
    • NEMSMA EMS Officer Competencies License Agreement
    • Accreditation Application Submission Portal Terms and Conditions of Use
    • Leadership Education Provider Evaluation of the NEMSMA Accreditation Application Process (Form CA-2)


Step 5 – Review ALL application materials and instructions carefully. Instructions for Forms AA-1 through AA-4 are located in Forms IA-1 through IA-4, respectively. 

NOTE: FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN ACCREDITATION BEING DELAYED OR DENIED. NEMSMA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCREDITATION DELAYS OR DENIALS RESULTING FROM A FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.

REMINDER: Application Processing and Rush Processing Fees are all Non-Refundable, and in the event of a denial of accreditation will NOT be applied to future applications

Step 6 – Complete all applicable Accreditation Application materials

Step 7 – Complete the Leadership Education Provider Evaluation of the NEMSMA Accreditation Application Process Survey Form (Form CA-2)

Step 8 – Submit completed Accreditation Application materials and required attachments using the secure link provided

Step 8A – If paying Accreditation Fees by check, send payment to NEMSMA as provided in the Application instructions (see Forms IA-1 or IA-2)

Step 9 – Respond timely to any communications from the CoA regarding requests for additional information

Step 10 – Receive notification regarding NEMSMA accreditation

Step 11 – If accreditation is awarded, you may begin using the applicable NEMSMA Accreditation marks (which will be provided) on conference- or program- related materials

Step 12 – Check the Committee on Accreditation page on the NEMSMA website frequently for updates to NEMSMA Accreditation policies, procedures, rules, etc.

Step 13 – Keep your RLEP registration up-to-date by paying your annual RLEP renewal or Strategic Partner or Sponsorship fees timely

Step 14 – If you received Program accreditation:

  • Update the CoA about any Program offerings or cancelations in accordance with CoA policies
  • Notify the Committee on Accreditation of any significant substantive content changes in the Program during the period of Accreditation
  • File your Accreditation Renewal Application timely and prior to the expiration of the Accreditation period to avoid a lapse in accreditation

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