Student Minimum Competency (SMC)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the new Student Minimum Competency (SMC) Recommendations (2023) is available in Competency Tracker. However, it is NOT available in Skills Tracker.

Programs will use the goal set template that is specific to the new SMC. Instructors will have the option to edit the number of repetitions (if program requirements differ from CoAEMSP) for Tables 1-5. Once the goal set is complete, instructors can use the goal set to run a SMC report for their students. At this time, Tables 1-5 can only be run for one student at a time. Summary Tracking Report can be run for all the students in your cohort.

Yes, Tables 1-5 and the Summary Tracking Report will be available to download as an Excel document.

You’ll need to transition out of Skills Tracker before we retire the platform, likely by 2024. If your program is planning to use the new Student Minimum Competency (SMC) Recommendations (2023), you’ll need to transition all cohorts starting on or after 1/1/23.

The best time to make this change will be with a new cohort. If your program is planning to use the new Student Minimum Competency (SMC) Recommendations (2023), you’ll need to transition for any cohort starting on or after 1/1/23. Beyond completing the Competency Tracker Request form to get started, there is nothing you'll need to prepare. The only option you would have is to decide which of your students you’d like to switch to the Competency Tracker. Again, you do not need to transition all the students in your program. You can switch one, all, or anywhere in between.

We do not recommend switching students with Skills Tracker data to the Competency Tracker, as the data will not be accessible in the Competency Tracker. To avoid this, make sure any cohort that is starting on or after 1/1/23 is using the Competency Tracker. If you have a cohort starting prior to that date, but you think you may want to use the new Student Minimum Competency (SMC), we recommend making the transition to the Competency Tracker.

Here is a list of key features and benefits of the Competency Tracker: Competency Tracker Guide. In addition to the improved features and functionality, if your program is planning to use the Student Minimum Competency (SMC) Recommendations (2023), you’ll need to use the Competency Tracker.