In 2005, the National EMS Academy received the Lantern Award from the Louisiana Department of Economic Development for its work in alleviating the ongoing shortage of EMTs. The following year, the Academy achieved Organizational Accreditation status with the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS; this accreditation confirms gold standard content material and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs. NEMSA is also one of only six schools in Louisiana to have its paramedic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Online Continuing Education
Since its inception, NEMSA has remained on the forefront of cutting-edge technology. In 2010, Online NEMSA was introduced giving medics around the world access to first-class, EMS continuing education, via the Internet. The Academy is part of a select few of EMS training providers in the U.S. that are accredited to present online content for recertification that is accepted by state and national regulatory agencies as live training credit hours. Managed by virtual instructor-led training, students and instructors are able to simultaneously view content and communicate in real-time, allowing medics to obtain all required continuing education credits from any location.