Acceptance of CE Approved by Other Accrediting Agencies

EMS certificants may use CE approved by outside agencies recognized by the Office as having the authority to accredit CE. Below is a list of recognized accrediting agencies. Agencies not listed may be recognized after a review by the Education Program.

Currently Recognized CE Accrediting Agencies

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Association for Respiratory Care(AARC)/Texas Society for Respiratory Care(TSRC)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American College of Nurse Midwives
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)/American Nurses Association
  • CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education) – formerly CECBEMS (Continuing Education Coordinator Board for Emergency Medical Services)
  • National Association of EMS Educators
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • State EMS offices
  • Texas Board of Medical Examiners
  • Texas Board of Nursing Examiners
  • Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management
  • Texas Nurses Association

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CE Approved by Other Accrediting Agencies

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This policy was originally approved by Gene Weatherall, Bureau Chief, on February 1, 1995.  It has been updated to include additional accrediting agencies.


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