APCO Seeks Working Group Members to Revise a Training Standard

Alexandria, VA – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has filed a Project Initiation with the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) to revise APCO American National Standard (ANS) Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Instructor. The revision seeks to identify the fundamental skills and minimum training prerequisites for those tasked with instructing personnel in the emergency communications center (ECC). A working group will be established and subject matter experts with training, technical, and operational knowledge are encouraged to join.

“As we begin this update for instructors, we take pride in providing a modern standard in the landscape of emergency communications centers,” said Becky Neugent, President of APCO International. “Engaging in the standards development process is a priceless endeavor that mirrors our dedication to excellence.”

All interested persons, including producers, users and those with general interest, should complete the online application indicating their preference for this working group at Join a Working Group.  The working group will meet twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Individuals accepted as a member of the working group will have the opportunity to leverage their participation toward their Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) recertification.

The deadline to sign up is April 7, 2024. Selections will be made within a few weeks of the deadline date, and all will be notified of their status via email. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Standards Program Manager at [email protected] or by calling (469) 424-7599. For more information regarding the APCO standards program and activities, please visit our website.

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