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Standards Review & Comment

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

After you have downloaded and read the candidate standard, submit your comments using the Standards Comment Form.

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
  • Line number
  • Comment
  • 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].

Resources and Reference

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 (571) 289-7402.