Basic Communications Officer Training Course

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is intended for new communications officers of state and local governmental agencies who receive, process, or transmit public safety information and dispatch law enforcement, firefighters, medical or emergency management personnel. Topics include emergency telephone answering techniques, handling text telephone calls, radio broadcast techniques, and emergency management procedures.

Prerequisites

Communications officers in Georgia must complete an approved communications officer application with GA POST before being accepted in the GPSTC Basic Communications Officer Training Program. Students must be in good standing with GA POST and eligible to complete certification training. Additionally, active agency sponsorship is required. 


Agencies are not required to wait for notification from POST that the communications officer application is approved before applying for the course. However, the student will not be accepted into a class unless their communications officer application is approved. 

Applicants employed for more than six months must pay tuition to attend the course and will only be accepted on a space availability basis. 

Who Should Attend

On or after July 1, 1995, any person employed as a communications officer shall satisfactorily complete a basic training course approved by the council. A communications officer is defined as any person employed by the state or a local governmental agency to receive, process, or transmit public safety information and dispatch law enforcement officers, firefighters, medical personnel, or emergency management personnel.

Special Notes

This course meets the training requirements for GA P.O.S.T. Communications Officer certification.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
10/18/2021 10/22/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ITCB21414 Register
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11/29/2021 12/03/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ITCB21533 Register
12/13/2021 12/17/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ITCB21548 Register
01/10/2022 01/14/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ITCB22001 Register
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