Thank you all again for your dedication to excellence in EMS continuing education.

This will serve as a notice of a fee structure change for CAPCE. This is NOT a fee increase. As of May 1, 2019, CAPCE will initiate a $100 administrative fee for all Applications for Organizational Accreditation. The administrative fee will be due when the applicant requests an on-line application key. The balance of the Organizational Accreditation fee, or $2400, will be due upon completion of the application.

The administrative fee will help us cover our administrative costs for applications that are started but go unfinished. Please contact me if you have any questions at jscott@capce.org

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.


EMS World

New Web Tool Streamlines Recertification Process for EMS Personnel

July 09—A new web tool will save time and increase the accuracy of the continuing education records submitted to the National Registry during the recertification process. The National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) and the Commission on Accreditation For Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) today announced a partnership that allows EMS personnel to import CAPCE approved continuing education course records directly into their National Registry account. The website integration not only saves time and eliminates duplicate data entry, but it also increases the accuracy of information submitted to the National Registry during the recertification process...
Read the full Press Release on EMSWorld New Web Tool Streamlines Recertification Process for EMS Personnel .
Read the full Article on EMSWorld Five Questions With: NREMT and CAPCE .

What EMS Leaders, Educators Can
Learn from Continuing Education Data

An analysis of 8.7 million CAPCE continuing education records show how and when paramedics and EMTs earn CE for state and National Registry recertification ... (Continued on ems1.com).

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.

National EMS Museum

CECBEMS.Org CAPCE is pleased to support the National EMS Museum project.

Click the icon for information about this effort dedicated to memorializing and commemorating the history of EMS and the individuals and organizations that provide emergency care.

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If you want to apply for accreditation, click here for an online application key.


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.