10/15/2007 12:00 AM
TEEX's Emergency Services Training Institute WMD/EMS Program has been approved for Organizational Accreditation by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). Of some 80 training providers recognized by the board, TEEX is one of only 25 providers nationwide approved for CECBEMS Organizational Accreditation.
"We can now use this accreditation to review and approve both online and hands-on EMS and other TEEX courses for continuing education credit," said Kathy Wall, TEEX Associate Training Specialist. "We are approved to review a course and see if it meets the standards, and then assign continuing education credits and hours." Any TEEX rescue and disaster medical course may be eligible for continuing education credit, she added.
CECBEMS is a national accrediting body for EMS continuing education courses and course providers. To be approved, TEEX had to meet or exceed criteria established by CECBEMS for educational planning, implementation and evaluation as well as demonstrate a commitment to excellence in EMS continuing education.