Where to get 911 Dispatcher Training/Certifications

So after a long consideration of the facts, you have planned to become a 911 Dispatcher and enrol with an organisation which can provide you all the necessary training and certifications. But wait, before you do that, this post is worth reading and can save you a lot of money. The organisations providing 911 Dispatcher training programs also have hefty fees and you know what, the fee they charge for can be learned online for free. Yep, you heard it right. Following is the blog post with Study.com talking about the free courses that you can seek and will be helpful for making you eligible for the job.

List of Free Online Dispatcher Training Programs

While students may not be able to find many free online emergency medical dispatch (EMD) training programs through public and not-for-profit schools, there are a number of resources provided by emergency response organisations. Students can access these educational materials on their own time, though college credit isn’t awarded for completing them. Additionally, these materials won’t qualify someone for a job in this field. Read more..


After going through the mandatory training and achieving all the certifications, next comes the interview. Make sure you prepare for the interview questions by doing some research or seeking help from a known person who works as a 911 Dispatcher. Read the following post with Glassdoor.com which have a set of popular questions that may be asked in the interview.

Dispatcher Interview Questions and Answers

Before you step into an office for a professional interview, you should do a significant amount of preparation. Start with research regarding standard company polices and practices. Next, look at the original job posting and compare it to standard industry requirements. Try to understand what your prospective employer needs from an ideal prospect. Continue reading…


If you do both training and interview preparation, your chances of getting selected are increased upto 80%, rest depends upon your skills and knowledge. For more info, you can also visit

911dispatcherprograms.org that has all the information related to the 911 Dispatcher job profile.

Also have a look at the video that show the top asked interview questions.

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