The District of Columbia is committed to providing high-grade emergency medical services (EMS) to its residents. This is made possible by fostering and preserving academic institutions prepared to train and qualify upcoming EMS professionals. Recognition as a DC EMS educational institution requires compliance with certain norms and guidelines.
In order to receive approval as a DC EMS educational institution, a few steps must be followed. Initially, express your application intentions to the EMS program via email at [email protected]. This engagement allows for a discussion about your application, helping resolve any questions or uncertainties. The program will then guide you toward the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC), which monitors postsecondary educational establishments in the District of Columbia. This establishes assurance that your institution meets the requisite standards and has permission to operate. You need to secure a license from HELC at this stage.
After obtaining the HELC license, the next move is to email your application package to the EMS program at [email protected]. This package should encompass all the essential documents and information necessary for the application procedure.
Soon after, the EMS program will execute an initial assessment of your EMS Educational Institute This involves an extensive examination of the entity's functions at its principal business location, in preparation for its operations in DC.
Successful completion of these stages leads to your accreditation as a DC EMS Educational Institute. If you have any further inquiries about this procedure, don't hesitate to contact [email protected] for assistance.