Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education


Welcome to the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) web site. CAPCE is an accrediting body charged with the review and accreditation of EMS continuing education (CE). We are not a provider of EMS CE. However, you can use this site to find CAPCE accredited educational providers and CAPCE accredited courses including on-line courses, live courses and Virtual Instructor lead Training (F5) refresher classes.

If you are an individual or company that provides EMS continuing education programs, you can use this site to complete and submit your application for CAPCE accreditation. Information about CACPE and its accreditation standards can be found in the CAPCE Accreditation Manual. Most of your accreditation questions can be answered by reading the CAPCE Accreditation Manual. Please feel free to contact us in the office at any time if you have additional questions.


New CAPCE Accreditation Manual:

We've been working to compile all of the accreditation documents, reference material and policies in one Accreditation Manual. The CAPCE Standards and Requirements, Item Writing Standards, CEH Assignment Guidance and all other application related material are now indexed within the manual. All of the documents you may need are now in one place.

Winners of the Richard S. Beebe/CAPCE EMS Educators Memorial Symposium Instructor Course 1 2017 Scholarship have been announced.

The Commission on Accreditation For Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) in collaboration with the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) recently created an annual scholarship for NAEMSE's Level One Instructor Course at the NAEMSE Symposium in memory of Rich Beebe, past NAEMSE Board of Director.

Rich Beebe was a nationally known author, renowned EMS educator and an icon in New York State EMS. Rich was a member of the State EMS Education and Training Committee and Board Member of NAEMSE as well as NAEMSE's appointed Liaison to the CAPCE Board of Directors. He was well known for his vibrant persona, teaching style, knowledge and professionalism. His efforts on behalf of NAEMSE and CAPCE were of great benefit to EMS providers across the nation.

It is with great pleasure that CAPCE and NAEMSE announce the first winners of the annual scholarship fund

Chris Shade
Fire/EMS Instructor
Iowa Speedway LLC
Ankeny, IA

Jessica Edwards
Paramedic and EMS Instructor
Suburban EMS
Bethlehem, PA 18018

The annual fund is established to pay the tuition/course fee for EMS providers to take the NAEMSE Level One Instructor Course annually at the NAEMSE Symposium.

Juan March, MD, FACEP, Chair of CAPCE added "CAPCE is honored to provide the funding for this scholarship. We hope that by providing funding for this program, we honor Rich's legacy in a way that would make him and his family proud."

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