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Emergency Dispatch Training

Earn Your Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification in Just 6-7 Weeks

Choose PLCC in Uniontown for accredited 911 dispatcher training, and get a career that’s fast-paced, full of variety, and–above all else–rewarding. In only 96 hours, you’ll learn the essentials required for medical dispatcher jobs, earning your:

  1. NIMS (National Incident Management System) 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications.
  2. NECI 9-1-1 (National Emergency Communications Institute) certification.

Is an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) Certification Course Right for You?

It takes a remarkable person to do the work of an emergency dispatcher. As the first point of contact in emergency situations, a dispatcher must not only gather key information quickly from someone who could be acting indecisive, stunned, or confused, but also care for that person until help arrives. In addition, dispatchers act as the eyes and ears of first responders, preparing police, fire, and EMTs for what awaits them. 


People who typically excel on the job as an emergency services dispatcher:

  • Are looking for a career where they get to help in crisis situations
  • Want to be a valuable resource to their community
  • Thrive on multitasking, listening, problem-solving, and teamwork
  • Tend to be curious and need daily challenges to stay engaged with their work


If this describes you, then 911 dispatch training might be the perfect fit.

About PLCC’s Emergency Dispatcher Training Program

Our 96-hour EMD certification course will give you a jump start on an incredibly rewarding career where you can take pride in what you do and make a difference in your community.

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Admissions Policy Statement

Students looking to enroll in our 911 dispatcher training must submit an official high school or GED transcript for review. PLCC team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining if it meets all criteria for admission.


Class size is limited to 10 students.






Monday – Thursday

5 pm – 9 pm


October & March Starts




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