Advancing the EMS profession


General Board Election Information

NAEMT encourages those who are interested in committing their time and talents to run for a position on the NAEMT Board of Directors. The NAEMT bylaws provide for five (5) officers and ten (10) directors elected by the active members of the association. View Board Qualifications and Minimum Requirements Checklist here. View NAEMT's Operational Policy on Candidacy and Election of Officers and Directors here.

Directors who represent a region must reside within the territorial boundaries of that region. There are ten (10) NAEMT Regions. Each year, Directors from five (5) regions will be up for election for a two-year term.

Open positions on the NAEMT Board of Directors for the 2024 election include: President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Director in each of the following regions: Northeast, Gulf Coast, Great Plains, South Central and Mountain.

Candidate SubmissionsAccepted between July 15 and August 15
NAEMT members interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors who are eligible as defined by the NAEMT Bylaws shall submit the following documentation (hereinafter referred to as "candidacy materials" between July 15th and August 15th as described below:  

  • For each election, a member may only submit candidacy documents for one open position.
  • Candidate must provide supporting documentation to verify claims and statements included in the candidacy materials submitted.
  • Candidate materials are published as submitted. Personal information that a candidate does not want published should not be included in the candidacy materials.

Candidates are required to submit the following candidacy materials to

1. Statement of Candidacy shall be a maximum of 500 words and shall include:

  • the position being sought;
  • why the candidate is seeking the position;
  • what the candidate’s goals will be if elected;
  • the key challenges and opportunities that the candidate feels that NAEMT and EMS are facing;
  • how the candidate believes that the association should address these issues
  • why the candidate is the best person to fill this position.

2. Candidate’s Background Information shall not exceed 2,000 words and shall include:

  • educational and professional accomplishments - please provide copies of certificates, including EMS certifications
  • awards and recognition - please provide copies of certificates or articles;
  • involvement in NAEMT activities and positions held with other EMS organizations - please provide copies of membership cards and/or letter or statement from organization verifying position(s);
  • Employment and/or volunteer service with EMS agency - include agency contact information and letter from agency verifying service;
  • any other information that may be relevant to the position being sought - include contact information for verification purposes.
3. Letter of Support from another Active member of the association supporting the candidate. Letter of Support will be posted on NAEMT website. (An Active member is defined as an individual certified as an EMS practitioner by one of the states or territories of the USA, or by the NREMT, and pays annual NAEMT membership dues.) 

4. Written verification from the candidate’s EMS agency or educational institution confirming that the candidate serves as an EMS practitioner, EMS manager or EMS instructor (as defined in policy) for an average minimum of 15 hours/week; the candidate’s level of commitment to the profession; and the employer’s support for the time commitment required for the position being sought.

a. If the employer is different from the EMS agency or educational institution, a letter from the candidate’s employer confirming their support for the time commitment required for the position being sought;  

b. If the candidate is self-employed, a written recommendation from an EMS colleague who is an NAEMT active member confirming the candidate’s level of commitment to the profession and the candidate’s ability to meet the time commitment required for the position being sought.

5. Signed Statement of Acknowledgement that candidate will abide by NAEMT candidacy and elections policies. Click here for statement.

6. Signed Code of Conduct Statement. Click here for statement.   

7. Valid email address, phone number and state of residency.

8. Photo of the candidate in electronic format.

Responses to Questions: Qualified candidates will be required to respond to questions posed by the Candidacy and Elections Committee.  Candidates' responses to these questions will be posted on the website for review by NAEMT members two weeks prior to the commencement of voting. 
Endorsements of candidates by individual, dues-paying Active or Associate members in good standing will be accepted until October 1, two weeks prior to the commencement of voting. Endorsements may be received either as emails, signed faxes or signed letters. Endorsements shall be limited to one endorsement per member for each open position. Up to 20 names of members endorsing each candidate will be posted on the website in the order in which they are received.

Voting will commence on October 15 and close at midnight EDT on October 28. 

Candidate Guidelines:

1. All candidates will conduct themselves in an honest and ethical manner, and will respect the rights and privileges of fellow candidates. It is expected that information provided by candidates be factual and truthful. The Candidacy and Elections Committee shall report to the Board any and all instances in which a candidate has made, supported or induced others to make untruthful, defamatory, disparaging, inaccurate or inappropriate statements regarding fellow candidates, NAEMT or its members, Board or staff. The Board shall evaluate this information and, in its sole judgment, may vote to disqualify a candidate prior to an election, or refuse to seat an elected candidate.

2. Candidates may address their goals for seeking office with other members on an individual basis.

3. Candidacy materials submitted to NAEMT on behalf of the candidate and responses to questions posed by the NAEMT Candidacy and Elections Committee will be posted only on the NAEMT website.

4. Candidates may not:
  • use the NAEMT membership list for distribution of candidacy information or materials;
  • distribute candidacy information or materials at the NAEMT Annual Meeting;
  • refer to other websites, blogs or social media in any candidacy materials submitted to NAEMT or  responses to questions posed by the NAEMT Candidacy and Elections Committee.
  • post, in whole or in part, any candidacy materials submitted to NAEMT, or responses to questions posed by the NAEMT Candidacy and Elections Committee on any other websites, blogs or social media.
5. Candidates attending other EMS meetings or conferences at NAEMT's expense shall not distribute
    candidacy information or materials at these events.