Get Certified to Teach APCO Courses at Your Agency

Save training and travel costs by getting staff members trained to teach various APCO courses in your own ECC. Through APCO’s Instructor Course, agency instructors can get certified to teach one of the disciplines below.

  • Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • Communications Training Officer
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
  • Fire Service Communications
  • Law Enforcement Communications

The first part of the Instructor Course focuses on the skills needed to be informative and effective instructors. The second part includes discipline-specific training needed for certification to teach that class.

Participants should register for the discipline in which they’re seeking instructor certification. All instructor candidates must have successfully completed the student course in the discipline in which they are seeking certification.

Having an in-house instructor may reduce new-hire and in-service training and travel.

Upgrade Your Agency Instructor Certification

Become Certified to Teach Multiple Disciplines

If you are certified in one discipline, you can upgrade to an additional discipline by completing one of the following courses, in the discipline which you would like to teach.

  • Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • Communications Training Officer
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • Fire Service Communications
  • Law Enforcement Communications

Update to the Second Edition of Agency Instructor Courses

If you are trained in the first edition of one of APCO’s instructor courses, you can update to the second edition of the course – and earn three CDEs – by enrolling in the Instructor Techniques Enrichment Course.