The Global Paramedic Higher Education Council (GPHEC) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of community health. GPHEC ensures the quality and integrity of the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and other post-graduate programs in Paramedicine, Community Paramedicine, and Critical Care Transport.

GPHEC serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, GPHEC accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by Paramedicine programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education programs.

We are committed to serving developing countries and improving life for the poorest and most vulnerable. Accreditated higher education offers instrumental benefits for both the individual and the entire educational system, by reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. GPHEC accreditation is vital for producing the caliber and diversity of Paramedicine graduates needed for both the economy today and tomorrow, to which a nation aspires, offering limitless avenues for social mobility and economic development.

Enormous advances in education have been made, however, most middle- and lower-income countries are struggling. Financing and governance of quality assurance are the central steering elements for sustainability of accredited higher education, imperative for expanding wealth inequality among nations. In the interest of continuous development and support of accredited global education, GPHEC offers a welcoming fee schedule, in accordance with wealth classification sectors, as defined by the World Bank.

GPHEC Accreditation Process

GPHEC offers accreditation and endorsement for specialty paramedicine curriculum and continuing professional development throughout the world. Those interested in gaining accreditation or endorsement may start the process by submitting an application. Once the application is approved, a program review will take place and a site visit will be scheduled to complete the process.
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GPHEC is the accreditation body for Community Paramedicine, Critical Care Transport, and other Paramedicine specialty education curricula. Higher Education institutions and professional organizations awarded GPHEC accreditation demonstrate that they have been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards.

GPHEC Endorsements

The following organizations are committed to supporting the work and mission of GPHEC and the development of global education standards.

The Paramedic Foundation

International Round Table on Community Paramedicine

International Board of Specialty Certification

Paramedic Network

Paramedic Network
Paramedic Foundation