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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 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: registration@sccja.sc.gov
5400 Broad River Rd.                                          Fax: (803) 896 - 8360
Columbia, SC 29212

 

Basic Class # Training Dates Completion Date
225 June 3 - June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018
226 July 23 - August 3, 2018 August 3, 2018
227 August 13 - August 24, 2018 August 24, 2018
228 September 2 - September 14, 2018 September 14, 2018
229 September 23 - October 5, 2018 October 5, 2018
230 October 14 - October 26, 2018 October 26, 2018
231 November 4 - November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018
232 December 2 - December 14, 2018 December 14, 2018
233 January 6 - January 18, 2019 January 18, 2019
234 January 27 - February 8, 2019 February 8, 2019
235 February 17 - March 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
236 March 10 - March 22, 2019 March 22, 2019
237 March 31 - April 12, 2019 April 12, 2019
238 April 22 - May 3, 2019 May 3, 2019