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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.


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 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.


Cancellation Procedures

If a candidate cannot attend scheduled training the agency’s Training Officer should contact Registration at (803) 896-9912 or to reschedule.

All Documents should be mailed to:

SC Criminal Justice Academy
Attn: Registration                         Or                   Email:
5400 Broad River Rd.                                          Fax: (803) 896 - 8360
Columbia, SC 29212



Basic Class #Training DatesCompletion Date
221January 7 - 19, 2018January 19, 2018
222February 18, 2018 - March 2, 2018March 2, 2018
223April 1 - 13, 2018April 13, 2018
224May 13 - 25, 2018May 25, 2018
225June 3 - 15, 2018June 15, 2018