APCO Membership Benefits

APCO is member-built and member-driven organization. In order to serve our membership and work with them to improve the state of the public safety communications industry, we offer the following benefits.

Not all benefits are available to all membership types.



Compare benefits available to specific membership types:


  • Committee Membership: Members can join one of APCO’s influential committees that shape our industry.
  • Awards and Recognition: Designations and awards recognizing the industry’s top achievers for their hard work and dedication.
  • Chapter Membership: Connects you with other members in your area. Included with APCO membership.
  • Advocacy: Keeps you informed of developments on cutting edge issues, advocates for important regulations and legislation promoting emergency communications, and fosters awareness of public safety’s unique issues.
  • Voting: Full APCO members vote annually on leadership and association-wide issues.
  • Affinity Programs: APCO partners providing members with discounts include LegalShield (legal services / identity theft)


  • PSC Magazine: APCO International’s bi-monthly print and digital magazine; the authoritative source of information on public safety communications worldwide. Online members receive only the electronic version.
  • PSC eNews: Weekly electronic newsletter with industry updates and APCO news to keep you connected and up-to-date.
  • Membership Minute: Members-only monthly email with updates and news about APCO and the industry.
  • PSConnect: 24/7 access to a forum where you can share ideas and connect with your peers.


  • APCO Institute: Real-world training with online, virtual classroom and in-person courses taught by the industry’s best. Members receive a discount.
  • Webinars: Live and on-demand webinars on current issues.  Members receive free or discounted access.
  • Scholarships: Funds for APCO Institute courses, as well as the Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) and Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) programs. Full and Associate Member only.
  • Training Central: Stores all of your CDE and recertification information in one place for easy viewing and retrieval.


  • Radio Frequency Management: Comprehensive radio frequency management for ECCs. Full members get a 10% discount.
  • APCO Consulting Services: Unbiased, vendor-neutral, comprehensive professional review of an agency’s emergency communications needs and programs
  • RETAINS Toolkit: Subscription service designed to help ECCs determine staffing needs, retention and employee satisfaction. Special pricing for APCO members.
  • Project RETAINS Report:  Survey-based study addressing understaffing and turnover within the field of emergency communications. Free to APCO members and those who purchase the RETAINS Toolkit 3.0.
  • Career Services:  Includes Executive Search, Resume Review and Career Center. Members get discounts on all services. 


  • APCO Annual Conference & Expo: The premier event for public safety communications officials. Members can receive up to $300 off full registration.
  • Training Events: Intensive one and two-day events on emerging technologies, Next Generation 9-1-1, cybersecurity and more. Members receive a discount on most events.

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