New Web Tool Streamlines Recertification Process for EMS Personnel

July 09, 2018

COLUMBUS, OH – 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.

“This system was designed and built by CAPCE and the National Registry with the goal of relieving the demands on our nation’s paramedics, AEMTs, EMTs, and emergency medical responders,” said Jay Scott, Executive Director of CAPCE. “We’re happy to provide validated continuing education data that will make the recertification process faster and easier.”

The new website functionality allows Nationally Certified EMS personnel to import CAPCE accredited electronic transcripts – complete with the course name, completion date, and course sponsor – direct from the secure CAPCE database into their personal National Registry transcript.

“We’re excited to provide a major time savings to our EMS personnel,” said Donnie Woodyard, Chief Operations Officer at the National Registry. “This also provides immediate validation to National Registry staff that the imported CAPCE courses are compliant during random and routine audits that we conduct.”

CAPCE’s Accreditation Management System (AMS) currently holds around 10 million records and is growing at a rate 1.2 million records per year.


CAPCE, by its charter, maintains the standards for the delivery of EMS continuing education. Those standards include requirements for active medical direction, valid post-tests, quality infrastructure, sound educational design including delivery methodology, marketing, fees, evaluation, student record keeping and data reporting. CAPCE accreditation exists so that EMS providers have access to high quality, standard-driven continuing education activities and are awarded credit for participating in such activities. CAPCE’s Board of Directors is comprised of liaisons from AHA, NAEMSP, NAEMSE, NAEMT, ACEP, ACOEP, NASEMSO, and NREMT.

About the National Registry
Since its founding in 1970, the National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) has offered the nation assurance that the men and women providing emergency treatment in the out-of-hospital setting are capable of providing the care that patients and their loved ones deserve. As the Nation’s EMS Certification organization, the National Registry provides psychometrically-valid proof of entry-level competence for Nationally Certified EMS personnel through rigorous cognitive and psychomotor examinations. National EMS Certification is offered at four levels and must be maintained biennially by demonstrating continued education and skills competence. To date, the National Registry has certified more than 1.8 million EMS professionals. Please visit National Registry to learn more.


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