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.
“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.
To learn more about the new functionality, read EMS World's interview with Jay Scott and Donnie Woodyard.