PER TCOLE IRG Students must be licensed telecommunicators. This excludes temporary telecommunicators. The student will need to take hands on CPR before taking the 1080, the CPR course must be reported to TCOLE. The completion of the 1080 will meet the requirements of 786 for their first cycle. (1080 has the 786 built into the curriculum.) This course is designed to meet the legislative mandate in HB 786 passed by the 87th Texas Legislature that amends Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1701. Cardiac Emergency Communication is designed to teach all telecommunicators how to identify when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is needed and how to talk a caller through the process. In order to do this, a telecommunicator must first be certified in CPR training. This course does not certify a telecommunicator in CPR. Cardiac Emergency Communication meets the legislative mandate and continuing education requirements to ensure all telecommunicators are trained in responding to a caller in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA).
TCOLE Training Mandates
Telecommunicators: 20 hours of continuing education every 2-yr training unit to include a TCOLE approved Telecommunicator – CPR course.