Educational & Professional Standards Council
The Educational & Professional Standards Council formulates recommendations on policies and positions specific to EMS training, education, licensure and certification matters. These recommendations are considered by the NASEMSO Executive Committee, and positions are taken by the association as a whole to represent consensus of all state and territorial EMS offices, nationwide.
Vision: The vision of the Educational & Professional Standards Council is to be a national leader in developing and maintaining a fully-integrated and functioning EMS education and credentialing system that assures public protection in all states and territories.
Mission: The mission of the Educational & Professional Standards Council is to continually develop and improve research-driven education and training; standardize credentialing and accreditation to improve the quality and availability of emergency medical services; and to promote public health.
Scope: The Educational & Professional Standards Council provides a forum for communication, interaction and networking between peers, other national organizations and federal agencies with similar missions. This forum allows for the sharing of best practices; developing and encouraging mentoring programs; the joint resolution of obstacles and challenges; and the nationwide promotion of evidence-based decision making.