Telecommunicator (911) Last updated 01/04/2021

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Fees

License Fee Description Exemptions
None

Description

A telecommunicator is any person employed as an emergency telephone worker or a public safety dispatcher whose primary duties are receiving, processing and transmitting public safety information received through a 9-1-1 emergency report system.

Duration

Lapses 1 year/Expires 5 years after employment.

Renewal Information

None

Duplicate License Requirements

None

Processing Time

Processing Time Description
2-6 Months Because employment as a telecommunicator is required for certification, processing time is dependent on hiring agency.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

Pre-employment: High school diploma or GED; Meet minimum physical standards; Completion of an agency-defined academic proficiency test; Meet moral fitness standards.

Pre-certification: Is employed by a public safety agencies; Holds current first aid/CPR certification; Successful completion of a DPSST Basic Telecommunictors Course; Successful completion of required Field Training; Completion of a Code of Ethics.

Required Documentation

Fingerprint card on file with FBI.

Examination Information

None

Continuing Education Requirements

12 hours of training annually, including 1 hour of ethics training.

Bonding Requirements

NONE

Insurance Requirements

NONE

Additional Information

Other Information

Contact CJ Certification Program for specific certification level information at 503-378-4411 or schedulecert@state.or.us.

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