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 CAPCE 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.


CAPCE announces Organizational Accreditation Application Fee Increase

The Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) Board of Directors had voted to increase the application fee for Organizational Accreditation. The rate increase, our first in eighteen years, will only effect application fees for Organizational Accreditation.

As a non-profit organization, CAPCE strives to keep the costs for accreditation to a minimum. However, over eighteen years we have seen our costs increase. These costs are directly related to our continuing need to protect digital information from compromise.

As of July 1, 2018, Organizational Accreditation Application fees will increase from $2200.00 for the three year accreditation cycle to $2500.00. Organizations that are CoAEMSP accredited will see a similar rate increase from $1100.00 for the three year accreditation cycle to $1250.00. Applications received before July 1, 2018 will be invoiced at our current application fee.

Thank you again for your commitment to excellence in pre-hospital continuing education. Please contact Executive Director, Jay Scott with any questions you might have at

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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.

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CAPCE represents only that its accredited programs have met CAPCE standards for accreditation. These standards require sound educational offerings determined by a review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and program evaluation process. CAPCE does not endorse or support the actual teachings, opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization. CAPCE accreditation does not represent that the content conforms to any national, state or local standard or best practice of any nature. No student shall have any course of action against CAPCE based on the accreditation of the material.