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Communications Training Officer, Course #0739

The Communications Training Officer is course giving students the knowledge, skills and abilities to train and evaluate new telecommunicators in a one-on-one setting.  This class focuses on the trainer.

CTO is a class recommended for new trainers who will train within a structured program.  CTO is a 32 hour course that includes some pre-course reading.  Student must pass the post-course exam with 70% or higher to pass.  Non-renewable certificates are given for passing this class.

Topics covered in CTO:

  • Goal of  one-on-one training
  • The pivotal role of the CTO within an agency, agency training program and culture of the organization
  • Comparison of two models:  San Jose and the Adult Training Model (foundation in the Reno Model)
  • Role modeling
  • Adult learning principles
    • Adult learning principles – Knowles
    • Evidence-based adult learning methods – Grounded Brain-based teaching
    • Learning Domains
  • Matching teaching methods to tasks and learners
  • Techniques and methods to use with different types of learners and for different types of tasks
  • Use of Socratic questioning techniques
  • Evaluating Performance and Skills
  • Use of feedback and feedback model
  • Evaluation methods
  • Documentation
  • Liability

Methods of teaching included:

  • Tell-Show-Do
  • Role-playing/simulations
  • Drills
  • Case studies
  • Guided discussion
  • Games

Pre-Course readings and assignments:

  • Pre-course reading sent by email with acceptance letter


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Persons with T1 and T2 certifications will be given selection preference in order to assist them in meeting their continuing education requirements.

  • Currently employed as a telecommunicator at a recognized PSAP in the State of Washington

Who can attend our classes?

  • Public safety telecommunicators employed at a recognized PSAP in the State of Washington.
  • Employees from other call centers, government agencies or security departments will not be accepted.


  • None


  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Dates and locations listed below.

Cancelation policy:

  • If you are canceling your employee from the class, we need at least (2) two week’s notice before the start of class
  • Student no-shows or cancelations with less than (2) two weeks from the start of class will be billed $125
  • Materials must be returned from canceled student registrations
  • The Telecommunicator Program will cancel a class due to low enrollment 4 weeks out from the class


If the student fails, they must retake the class. There is no retesting for this class.

Priority of Acceptance

If submitting more than one application, mark each one in the order you’d like them accepted.

Application Form

CJTC Telecom Application (WORD)

CJTC Telecom Application (PDF)

Submit Applications, Course, Program

or Policy Questions

Gayle Pond, Administrative Assistant
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Fax: 206-835-7959

Student Guild


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Session Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
0739-4 April 23 -26, 2018 SNOPAC

Everett WA
Open  / None  

0739-6 June 04 -07, 2018 TBD
Spokane WA
Open  / None