Host an APCO course in your area

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Owning/Managing Organization: Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

Program Description: The APCO partners with public safety agencies to deliver training courses that meet the needs of a particular community. Agencies can register to co-host an APCO course by promoting the class, providing a classroom and accommodating to students' needs. Agencies can co-host any APCO class. Training disciplines include:

-Public Safety Telecommunicator
-Emergency Medical Dispatch
-Fire Service Communications
-Law Enforcement Communications
-Leadership & Supervision
-Communications Training Officer

APCO also offers recertification courses and specialized, call-specific classes that allow workers to earn Continuing Dispatch Education credits. Agencies receive one complimentary registration for each class they host. In addition, participating agencies who schedule and host a course before June 30, 2017 will earn two complimentary registrations for eight-hour online courses.

Objectives of Program: The APCO Institute's instructors work directly in their respective fields and strive to educate students about current industry issues and standards.

How to Participate: 
Visit APCO online at to complete the APCO Institute Co-host Application form.
APCO requires 3 to 4 months advance notice to prepare and market the class.
APCO Institute will provide the instructor, training materials and promotional course flyers to your agency at no cost.
APCO requires at least 16 to 20 participants to register for the course.