Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Student Minimum Competency Model Guideline

August 17, 2023

NASEMSO has released a model guidance document that provides recommendations to state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and territory Emergency Medical Services (EMS) offices and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Program Directors for verification of student minimum competencies (SMC). To the extent possible, this document was created to provide recommendations for the verification of AEMT student minimum competencies in a manner that is consistent with the Paramedic Student Minimum Competencies as established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). EMS programmatic accreditation is overseen by its Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). It is important to note that state EMS offices are responsible for the approval and standards for initial AEMT programs. As such, the state EMS office is the approving organization, and state EMS office requirements supersede any recommendations in this document. Please consult your state EMS office for specific requirements in your jurisdiction.

Model Guidance Document