Training

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


Communications Training Officer Certification

COURSE SCHEDULES
May 25-27, 2018
Cornelius Police Department
21440 Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031
Course Full

June 29-July 1, 2018
Scotland County Emergency Communications
400 Plaza Road
Laurinburg, NC 28352

COURSE DESCRIPTION 
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. 

TOPICS INCLUDE 
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. 

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

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
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.

COST
$175 per student

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