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)
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
CAPCE Elects New Officers
At the annual meeting of the Commission on Accreditation
for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education Board of Directors (CAPCE),
held February 28, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, new officers were elected.
Please join us in congratulating our new officers:
Andy Gienapp: Chair
Andy Gienapp is the current EMS Manager for the Wyoming
Office of Emergency Medical Services. A paramedic with
over 28 years of emergency medical services experience,
Andy has functioned in a variety of clinical and out-of-hospital
settings. As the Wyoming EMS Manager, Andy is an active member
of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO),
serving as the Western Plains Region Representative, the Chair
of the Rural and Frontier EMS Committee, and as the Chairperson
of CAPCE. In addition, he serves on the Senior Advisory Committee
for the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, and is a gubernatorial
appointee to the Serve Wyoming Commission. He is a 27-year veteran
of the US Army Medical Department and has served in numerous
assignments, to include two tours of duty in the Iraqi theatre.
Andy holds a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services from
the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. Andy is also on the
Expert Panel for the EMS 2050 project.
Susan Bailey: Vice Chair
Susan Bailey, BA, NRP, NCEE, is the Director of the Louisiana Bureau
of Emergency Medical Services. She has been in EMS for over 25 years
and has worked for hospital-based, private and municipal EMS agencies
in rural and urban Louisiana.
Susan represents the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered EMTs
on the NAEMT Affiliate Advisory Council, serves on NAEMT’s Advocacy Committee,
and is the NAEMT representative on the CAPCE Board of Directors. She is an
NAEMT Affiliate Faculty for multiple disciplines and teaches numerous NAEMT
and American Heart Association (AHA) courses, including PHTLS, AMLS, PEPL, EMS
Safety, GEMS, CPR, ACLS and PALS. She has provided leadership and patient advocacy
presentations at conferences in the south-central region. Susan was the 2014
recipient of the NAEMT/Nasco Paramedic of the Year Award.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) in Management from Southeastern
Louisiana University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management
from Millersville University. She is a lifetime member and former board member of the
Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered EMTs.
Robert Wales: Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Wales is a paramedic and has been the International Program Development Manager
for the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2010. In his role at the AHA, he leads
a team that manages the quality of training and development of the AHA’s International
Emergency Cardiovascular Care programs and consults on the development of the AHA’s
training materials. Prior to working for the AHA, Mr. Wales was the Training Officer
and a Critical Care Paramedic for Pickens County EMS in South Carolina. He has spoken
at conferences around the world and has consulted on publications for critical care
transport and emergency medical care. He also serves on the Board of Directors for
CAPCE, helping to advance quality continuing education for prehospital providers and
promote the EMS profession.
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
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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
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.