"The National EMS [Emergency Medical Services] Education Standards (the Standards) represent another step toward realizing the vision of the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as articulated in the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. The National EMS Education Standards outline the minimal terminal objectives for entry-level EMS personnel to achieve within the parameters outlined in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Although educational programs must adhere to the Standards, its format will allow diverse implementation methods to meet local needs and evolving educational practices. The less prescriptive format of the Standards will also allow for ongoing revision of content consistent with scientific evidence and community standards of care. In implementing the Standards, EMS instructors and educational programs will have the freedom to develop their own curricula or use any of the wide variety of publishers' lesson plans and instructional resources that are available at each licensure level. Consistent with the EMS Education Agenda, EMS accreditation authorities will use the Standards as the framework for evaluation of program curricula."