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APCO Silent Key and CAC Scholarship Application for CPE Program

Welcome to the APCO Online CPE Scholarship Program

  1. Log in with your APCO username and password.
  2. Read the instructions carefully and completely fill out the form.
  3. You will be required to upload your resume and one professional letter of reference.

APPLICATIONS OPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2020. Any applications received prior to JANUARY 1, 2020 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

PLEASE NOTE that applications close February 15, 2020 6:59 PM Eastern Time. Please have your application submitted by then!

Current server time: November 15, 2019 10:47 AM

Before applying for a scholarship for the CPE Program, please ensure that you meet the qualifications to apply for the CPE Program itself, and that you are able to make the necessary commitment to successfully complete the program. There is a separate application process for the CPE Program. Receiving a CPE scholarship does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Please note that scholarship awards may not be used for the CPE Program deposit.

This application form is for CPE scholarships only.

To apply for all other scholarships, click here.


A CPE applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Possess an associate’s degree or higher OR
  • Be a graduate of APCO’s Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) Program OR
  • Have a high-school diploma AND a minimum of 10 years’ experience in public safety communications at the supervisor, manager or director level.


The CPE Program is a rigorous, demanding endeavor that requires significant commitment by each participant. Students should be prepared to devote a considerable amount of time to coursework, including individual and group assignments and discussions. In addition to the time required to complete the two CPE online courses, the program includes a mandatory, live, nine-day capstone seminar at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Visit www.apcointl.org/cpe for more information.

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