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The Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS) will now operate as the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). The CECBEMS Board feel the new name and identity more accurately represent the organization’s mission.

“We had been considering a change for many years and felt that the name and logo change were important to better illustrate our purpose and our mission,” said Dr. March, MD FACEP, Chairman of the Board.

The commission focuses on accreditation, not coordination. This designation prompted the re-brand. After hiring a marketing partner to guide the process, the Board has adopted CAPCE as its new moniker and has made some exciting updates to the logo and overall aesthetic.

The new logo incorporates the Torch of Knowledge with the Star of Life. The addition of CAPCE’s founding year preserves and builds upon the CAPCE legacy. A brighter color palette was used to symbolize CAPCE’s mission of upholding industry standards for Continuing Educa-tion:

Founded in 1992, CAPCE serves as the recognized leader for continuing education in EMS, promoting its evolution and growth through development of continuing education standards, en-couragement of innovative learning solutions, the support of continuous learning opportunities and the assurance of optimal learning experiences to prepare all EMS providers for their profes-sional challenges.

The change will officially take effect July 1, 2016.