Program Accreditation

Accredited though the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsThe VCU Health Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

As part of our annual report, we submit data in regards to the program's National Registry's Cognitive and Psychomotor Test Results.  This annual report is based on outcomes for 2022 enrollment:

  • National Registry Cognitive Pass rate is 91.1%
  • Retention Rate for the Period is 82.1%
  • Positive Placement is 100%

To Contact CAAHEP:

9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992

Program Sponsorship

The Paramedic Program is sponsored by the VCU Health System, effective Jan 1, 2022.  This does not change our Accreditation. 


  • Paramedic students no longer enroll in the university. 
  • This affords greater flexibility in offering courses as we are no longer on the academic semester schedule.


  • Paramedic courses are no longer awarded college credit through the University. However, we have an agreement with Reynolds Community College to award comparable credits upon completion of the National Registry Paramedic certification. 

Paramedic Training

Prospective Students - check out information about our program, how to apply, and qualifications for application.  There is some information listed about our program, including some Frequently Asked Questions.  Be sure to check out an upcoming information session or add your name to the Interest List to be notified when applications are being accepted.

Program Preceptors - We thank you for your dedication to providing quality EMS education to paramedics in our region!  We have information for those serving as Preceptors for our EMS programs.