Illuminations CDE Programs

General Illuminations

The General Illuminations Program provides at-your-desk continuing education for telecommunicators and other public safety communications professionals. The program is offered as an annual subscription-based service.

Each month, Illuminations instructors present timely, relevant topics that can be accessed online, anytime during the month, from any computer with Internet access. Topic selections change each year. APCO also offers EMD IlluminationsCTO Illuminations and Instructor Illuminations, each of which features a different series of topics.

Each month-long course allows participants to earn one CDE, for a total of 12 CDEs per subscription year. Participants must submit copies of Illuminations certificates of completion to the Institute to receive CDEs.

General Illuminations Topics for 2018

Topics are subject to change.

  • Public Protesting
  • Empathy in the Workplace/Aging in the Workplace/Generational Tenure
  • Risks of Sitting/Health (Wellness)
  • Aftermath of a Tragedy
  • Improving the Relationship between PSTs and First Responders
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Community Service/Public Education
  • Team Building
  • Intent to Kill
  • Robotics in Public Safety
  • Protecting the Vulnerable
  • Human Trafficking

Purchase General Illuminations

  • Go to the Illumination registration page, where you will see a list of topics by date.
  • Select the topic and month for the version of Illuminations you want to take
  • Click Register next to that topic and month.
  • Follow the instructions to complete registration for this track.

You will be subscribed to General Illuminations for 12 months starting with the month and topic you selected.