In 2011 the Executive Board of the PAC voted to explore the possibility of creating an independent accreditation program for the telecommunications profession. This was in response to a recognized need which had been frequently expressed by our membership.
The Board appointed a panel of subject matter experts, and charged them with the responsibility of designing a program solely for communications centers, incorporating Florida law and standard professional business practices into the accreditation process.
The panel was composed of representatives from law enforcement, fire-rescue and emergency medical services. The panel worked diligently for a year and designed a standards manual and the accreditation process. The resulting program contains 117 standards and is designed to accommodate both large and small centers. Administration and management of the program will be through a commission appointed by the FLA-PAC Executive Board.
At the September meeting in Sarasota, the Executive Board will ask the membership to vote on formalizing this program. If approved, test sites will be established so the standards can be validated. We hope to accredit the first agencies in 2013.
Click on the below links to view the brochure with a brief overview of the program, course information and Standards Manual.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Executive Director Bob Brongel at (941) 313-4047 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailing address is: Post Office Box 51208, Sarasota, Florida 34232.