National Registry Paramedic Program Frequently Asked Questions
This is a selective admissions program with the following requirements for acceptance and continued enrollment in the program:
- Current EMT-B certification
- Current affiliation with a fire station
- Completion of any required transitional work (ENG A-F/ELL-095, MAT-099, READ A-F)
All 100-level courses must be completed prior to any 200-level courses. There may be other requisites; see course descriptions for information. Students must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA and earn a minimum grade of C in all math, science and clinical courses.
Paramedic Program with Outcomes
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2019.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 85.7%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 87.5%.