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Paramedicine Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing is an option for currently certified and practicing paramedics to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in EMS Paramedicine at Central Washington University.  This option is made available only for currently certified paramedics who reside in a state that participates in online instruction with Washington State and who received their education from an accredited institution (CoAEMSP).  To determine if your state of residence is a participating state, please visit:

The following information is the procedure for applying for and participating in the Advanced Standing option.  For more information, please contact the Program Office at (509)963-1098 or our Program Coordinator via email at

Student Procedure:

Students seeking Advanced Standing with the EMS Paramedicine Program should complete each of the following steps in their prescribed sequence:

1. The prospective student shall apply for admission to Central Washington University and satisfy all necessary paperwork, transcripts, fees, and requirements for admission

2: The admitted student should complete all orientations, establish all necessary accounts, and satisfy all transfer requirements, if applicable

3. To be eligible for matriculation in the Advanced Standing Program major, the admitted student must complete the General Education requirements prior to enrolling into courses of the major.   General Education Requirements may also be satisfied with the appropriate Associates Degree for transfer. PLEASE NOTE: Fulfillment of the General Education requirements is necessary for graduation and falls under the review by the Office of Admissions and not the EMS Paramedicine Program. For more information on the General Education requirements, please go to: 

4. The admitted student shall then apply to the EMS Paramedicine Program for acceptance into the Advanced Standing status and satisfy all requirements, documentation, and fees to the Program.  Please note: failure to attain acceptance into the Advanced Standing status of the EMS Paramedicine Program does not preclude the student from seeking an alternative major nor will it result in a refund of any admission fees or incurred costs from the University.

     To download the advanced standing application, please click the following links-

                      Advanced Standing Application Packet (doc)
                      Advanced Standing Application Packet (PDF)

8. To be awarded credits in the EMS Paramedicine major as an Advanced Standing student, the student must be a currently certified paramedic (state or national certification) with evidence of completion of education from a CoAEMSP-accredited institution (certificate or letter of completion).

9. The breakdown of credits awarded and credits earned are illustrated below.


Quarter Course Credits
Summer EMS 490 -  EMS Cooperative Educational Internship 12
  EMS 444 -  12 lead Cardilogy 4
  EMS 440 -  Medical math & Terminology 2
  UNIV 401 - Culminating Exerperience 1
Fall EMS 430 - Problem-based Learning - I 4
  EMS 455 - Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
  EMS 460 - Research in EMS - I 3
  EMS 465 - Educational Methodoligies in EMS 3
  EMS 445 - Advanced 12 lead cardiology 4
  EMS 498 - Study Abroad Australia 4
Winter EMS 431 - Problem-based Learning - II 4
  EMS 456 -  Pathophisology II 3
  EMS 444-  12 lead cardiology 4
  EMS 461 - Research in EMS II 3
  EMS 471 -  Advanced Topic & Lab Values 3
  EMS 470 - Current Topics in Emergency Medicine 3
  EMS 481 - Quality Improvement and Administration in EMS 3
  EMS 475 - EMS & Terrorism 3
Spring EMS 465 - Educational Methodologies in EMS 3
  EMS 482 - System Analysis of EMS 4
  EMS 485 - Strategic Planning for EMS 3
  EMS 457 - Pathophysiology III 3
  EMS 445 - Advanced 12 lead Cardiology 4
  EMS 488 - Health Policy in EMS 3
  EMS 489 - Leadership in EMS 3
  Total Credits in Major Earned: 64
  Total Credits in Major: 105

*Note: EMS 490 – Cooperative Education Internship is intended for Advanced Standing students only. 

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