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Standards Review & Comment

Read, review and comment on candidate industry standards.

As an ANSI-Accredited Standards Development Organization, APCO maintains an openness in our standards development process that allows anyone to participate. The standards development that APCO adheres to uses due process through consensus-based, open and balanced procedures. There is a 45-day period when a draft candidate standard is open for public review and comment. Any person (e.g., organization, company, government agency, individual, etc.) with a direct and material interest has a right to participate by:

  • Expressing a position and its basis
  • Having that position considered, and
  • Having the right to appeal.

All comments will be addressed by the standards working group.

Standards currently available for public review & comment

After you have downloaded and read the candidate standard, submit your comments using the Standards Comment Form.

You may also submit comments to Please ensure that you include the below information related to your comment(s) if submitting directly to the APCO Standards email address:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Name of candidate standard
  • Page number
  • Section number
  • Line number
  • Comment
  • Proposed resolution

Please continue to check this page for further updates. If you are aware of any current standards activities that may impact public safety communications, please email information to

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Questions and Suggestions

If you have any questions, suggestions, or need for specific standards, please submit them for APCO's review to or call the Standards Program Manager at (571) 289-7402.