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Basic Telecommunications

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 a 36.75-hour program, 1 week 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 point 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

 

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 $350.00, 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: registration@sccja.sc.gov
5400 Broad River Rd.                                          
Columbia, SC 29212

 

Basic Class # Training Dates Completion Date
248 September 1 - 6, 2019 September 6, 2019
249 September 22 - 27, 2019 September 27, 2019
250 October 13 - 19, 2019 October 19, 2019
251 October 20 - 25, 2019 October 25, 2019
252 November 3 - 8, 2019 November 8, 2019
253 November 10 - 15, 2019 November 15, 2019
254 December 8 - 13, 2019 December 13, 2019
255 January 5 - 10, 2019 January 10, 2019
256 January 26 - 31, 2019 January 31, 2019
257 February 2 - 7, 2019 February 7, 2019
258 February 16 - 21, 2019 February 21, 2019
259 February 23 - 28, 2019 February 28, 2019
260 March 16 - 20, 2019 March 20, 2019