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.


Staff changes:

As some of you already know, Mindy Millage has resigned from her position as CAPCE's Review Coordinator. Mindy is leaving the State of Texas to pursue other opportunities. Mindy's last day will be November 30, 2017. Mindy has worked hard to support CAPCE's mission and we all wish her the best her new career has to offer.

Maria Garcia has been hired to replace Mindy as our Review Coordinator. Maria comes to CACPE from Baylor Scott and White with over 20 years of experience in healthcare services. During her tenure at Baylor Scott and White she has held positions in the Accreditation Office as well as, Quality Assurance, Patient Satisfaction, Nursing Administration and Infection Control. Serving as an Executive Assistant to senior executives within in Baylor Scott and White for the last 7 years. We look forward to Maria applying her knowledge and skills as a trusted as an indispensable part of the CAPCE team.

Please feel free to tell Mindy "best of luck" at and to welcome Maria to CAPCE at

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

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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Application Key

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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.