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.

NREMT Seeks Visionary Leader to Serve as Next Executive Director

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is searching for an individual with exceptional vision and outstanding management and leadership skills to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for guiding the NREMT in its mission to serve as The Nation’s EMS Certification organization.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by October 16, 2017. Learn more by clicking here.

This position requires relocation to Columbus, Ohio. Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and based, in part, on a market analysis of executive positions of similar organizations.

After September 4, questions concerning this position should be directed to Drew Dawson, Interim Executive Director, at 614-888-4484 ext. 116.

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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Application Key

Online Application Key
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.