Read, review and comment on candidate industry standards.

As an ANSI-Accredited Standards Development Organization, APCO maintains an openness in our standards development process that allows anyone to participate. The standards development that APCO adheres to uses due process through consensus-based, open and balanced procedures. There is a 45-day period when a draft candidate standard is open for public review and comment. Any person (e.g., organization, company, government agency, individual, etc.) with a direct and material interest has a right to participate by:

  • Expressing a position and its basis
  • Having that position considered, and
  • Having the right to appeal.

All comments will be addressed by the standards working group.

Standards Currently Available for Public Review & Comment

No standards currently available for review & comment.

Candidate Standard for Detecting Early Warning Symptoms of Stress in PST

Comment & Review Period: September 2 – October 17, 2022
This standard has been designed to serve as best practice guidelines for public safety communication personnel in identifying symptoms of stress and provide tools to assist in mitigating the effects of stress. As emergency communications centers (ECCs) continue to evolve, the stress for these professionals increases, in part due to exposure to videos, pictures and text messaging.

Candidate Standard for Wireless 9-1-1 Deployment and Management Effective Practices Guide

Comment & Review Period: September 1 – October 17, 2022
This revision ensures the standard continues to provide Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) managers, directors and other leadership with a better understanding of the wireless 9-1-1 technology application and the ability to better manage wireless calls as well as responder expectations.  

How to Comment

When there are candidate standards, you will see a form below that you can use to comment on them.

Standards Comment & Review Form

Standards Comment & Review Form

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You may also submit comments to [email protected]. Please ensure that you include the below information related to your comment(s) if submitting directly to the APCO Standards email address:

First and last name
Email address
Phone number
Name of candidate standard
Page number
Section number
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Proposed resolution

Please continue to check this page for further updates. If you are aware of any current standards activities that may impact public safety communications, please email information to [email protected].

Questions and Suggestions?

If you have any questions, suggestions, or need for specific standards, please submit them for APCO’s review to [email protected] or call the Standards Program Manager at (469) 424-7599.