Paramedic Accreditation


"The Peoria Area EMS/ St. Francis Medical Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.


To contact the CoAEMSP:



In order to qualify for the Paramedic program the student must:

Be 18 years of age or older

Not have a felony record

Agree to complete a background check and drug screen within the first 30 days of the course

Have a minimum of 1 year field experience (1500+ hours) as an EMT or higher licensure

Have a current and in good standing EMT or higher license along with a current CPR card


Transfer of credits earned through another Paramedic course, experiential learning, and/ or advanced placement of students previously enrolled in another program who did not complete that course and wish to transfer into a PAEMS program will be at the discretion of the EMS Medical Director.


Click on the Contact tab above and to the left to locate the program director or a specific educator if you have questions about the Paramedic Program.


Peoria Area EMS OSF St. Francis Medical Paramedic Program utilizes a module format. 

The course is divided into 10 Modules as to separate similar information.  The student must satisfactorily complete all Modules.  Below are a list of the individual modules:
  • Paramedic 100- Anatomy and Physiology- 5 weeks
  • Paramedic 110- Basic Competency Skills- 2 weeks
  • Paramedic 200- EMS Systems- 5 weeks
  • Paramedic 201- Paramedic Foundations- 4 weeks
  • Paramedic 202- Airway Management and Respiratory Emergencies- 2 weeks
  • Paramedic 203- Medical Emergencies- 7 weeks
  • Paramedic 204- Special Populations- 8 weeks
  • Paramedic 205- Trauma Emergencies- 8 weeks
  • Paramedic 300- Hospital Clinical and Field Internship- Approximately 476 hours
  • Paramedic 400- Capstone Field Internship- Approximately 86 hours

The definition of satisfactorily completing a Module is maintaining >80% grades, including all summative and formative exams, quizzes, assignments, and master all CoAEMSP required skills.  The student must score >80% on all summative exams.  Each module is 1 credit and the student must attain all 10 credits to complete this course. Upon completion of all required course work and approval from the medical director the student may then be elligible to sit for the NREMT Paramedic exam.


Specific Policies for the Paramedic Student

PAEMS Accreditation LoR Status Report (PDF - 21.1 KB)

CoAEMSP Accreditation Glossary of Terms.pdf (PDF - 145.5 KB)

PAEMS Faculty Grievance Policy (DOCX - 16.6 KB)

Paramedic Standards (PDF - 218.3 KB)

PAEMS student progression of learning (DOCX - 13.6 KB)

Program Curriculum & Admission Guidelines (PDF - 408.8 KB)

Withdrawals-Dismissal-Refund-Appeals Process Policies (PDF - 410.2 KB)


Student Handbook (PDF - 1.9 MB)


PAEMS Paramedic Student Outcome

The most recent reporting cohort was 2021.  The data for that cohort shows that 86% of students who challenged the NREMT exam passed on the first attempt.