CEMSO Designation Program Overview

The Chief EMS Officer (CEMSO) Designation Program recognizes emergency medical services leaders of fire, private, hospital and third-service providers who have demonstrated excellence throughout their careers. The designation verifies past accomplishments and represents a launching point for continued achievement.

The program specifies minimum academic achievements and practical experience required for eligibility, and assesses contributions to the emergency services field through professional articles, public speaking, teaching, and research as well as professional memberships and community and civic involvement.