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Basic Telecommunications Officer Training Program

The mission of the Basic Telecommunications Officer Training program is to provide an instructional program that is designed to expedite and maximize the safe and efficient public safety response to the emergency needs of the community.
  • The Basic Telecommunications Officer training program is currently an 80-hour program, 2 weeks in duration.

  • Basic Telecommunications Rules and Regulations Handbook

    Student/Candidate Requirements

    To be eligible for training and/or certification approved by the Law Enforcement Training Council and provided/accepted by the Academy, an applicant must:
  • must be employed with a public safety answering system within the state of South Carolina
  • pass a NCIC and SCCH criminal history check showing no crimes carrying a sentence of more than one year
  • provide a legible copy of his/her birth certificate(verified by department)
  • must be at least 18 years of age
  • provide a legible copy of his/her high school diploma or equivalent (verified by department)
  • provide a legible certificate, transcript, or confirmation of having successfully completed a NIMS ICS-100 level course
  • actively participate during the Spanish language training and demonstrate his/her proficiency through participation, homework, and quizzes
  • NOTE: Sworn law enforcement officers and/or criminal justice personnel must meet state requirements for a law enforcement officer as set forth in the Training Act.
    The above minimum standards are requirements for training only. The employing entity and professional accrediting bodies may require employment standards and professional standards beyond these. The legislation requires agencies to reimburse the Academy for the cost of Telecommunications training. The Academy has set the tuition at $700.00, a fee covering the costs of meals, dormitory rooms, student material, and instruction for the ten-day course.

    Registration/Enrollment Procedures

    Registration is held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am-3:30pm.
    Basic Telecommunications candidates must bring the required documentation to registration for review by personnel from the Registration Unit. Any questions concerning documentation or eligibility should be directed to the Registration Unit at (803) 896-7836. Once the required documentation is approved, the candidate’s eligibility to attend a Basic Telecommunications Operator Training Session will be confirmed.

    Cancellation Procedures

    If a candidate cannot attend scheduled training the agency’s Training Officer should contact Registration at (803) 896-7836 or to reschedule.

    All Documents should be mailed to:

    SC Criminal Justice Academy
    Attn: Registration
    5400 Broad River Rd.
    Columbia, SC 29212


    Email: Registration@sccja.sc.gov
    Fax: 803-896-8360

    BTOT Training Schedule
    Basic Class # Dates of Training
    212 04/02/2017 - 04/14/2017
    213 05/14/2017 - 05/26/2017
    214 06/04/2017 - 06/16/2017
    215 07/23/2017 - 08/04/2017
    216 08/13/2017 - 08/25/2017
    217 09/24/2017 - 10/06/2017
    218 10/15/2017 - 10/27/2017
    219 11/06/2017 - 11/17/2017
    220 12/03/2017 - 12/15/2017