The NC Chapter of APCO is proud to provide the following training opportunities:

Communications Training Officer Certification

December 15-17, 2017 - Guilford Metro 911 (Greensboro, NC)
COURSE FULL - Additional CTO opportunities will be posted soon

APCO Institute’s Communications Training Officer (CTO) Course focuses on the development and maintenance of an agency’s one-on-one training program and provides the training necessary to foster levels of consistency for CTOs as they provide on-the-job training to new hires. 

Performance Based Training; Preparing, Motivating and Communicating with Trainees; Customer Service in Public Safety Communications; Counseling; Stress Management; Meeting the Needs of the Adult Learner; Training Strategies; Performance Evaluations; Record Keeping and Documentation Total Quality Management; and Liability and Standards.

Students will receive a CTO Workbook and Reference Guide filled with sample forms, templates and best practices to use in creating their own CTO program or enhancing an existing program. 

Students must have successfully completed a formal, 40-hour basic Telecommunicator training program. 

APCO CTOs must provide proof every two years of 24 hours (12 hours per certification year) of Continuing Dispatch Education (CDE) and must pass the CTO recertification exam.

$175 per student

To register, send an email with the student's name, agency, email address and phone number to

North Carolina APCO is pleased to now accept registration payments by check or credit card, using PayPal.  If you register for a class and would like to pay using PayPal, please submit your registration online and then email NC APCO Treasurer Tammy Watson to request a digital invoice be sent to you.