NEMSMA’s Paramedic Officer Credentialing
The National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) has built a new initiative to develop the next generation of EMS leaders. NEMSMA has identified the core competencies needed for leaders in the EMS environment and three distinct levels of leadership, each one a building block for the next:
- Supervising Paramedic Officer
- Managing Paramedic Officer
- Executive Paramedic Officer (Fellow of the College of Paramedic Executives)
The three professional credentialing exams were created to measure the attributes and skills individuals needed to be EMS officers, at the supervisory, manager and executive levels. These courses offer a way for individuals to test and validate their abilities to lead EMS organizations. While credentialing provides motivation to pursue additional education, it also provides recognition and differentiation for those wishing to advance in their careers.
Partnered with Avesta’s software, NEMSMA has initiated the credentialing program to vet, validate, and credential leaders within EMS organizations.
Check out the video below for the Seven Steps to become a Credentialed Paramedic Officer: