RPL Program

The APCO Institute Leadership Certificate Program is a comprehensive 12 month online program leading to the professional designation of Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL). RPL recipients receive a certificate of acceptance into the APCO Institute Registry of Public-Safety Leaders, a formal and prestigious acknowledgment of excellence within our industry.

Whether you are the leader of a work team in your agency, a volunteer task force or committee, or an entire organization, there are certain things you need to know and skills you need to develop to be successful. If you are willing to work at developing your leadership potential, this program will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of leadership.

Through a series of online courses offered by APCO Institute, in cooperation with Flexstudy.com, the American Management Association’s e-learning provider, you’ll learn how to:

Communicate with Authority – Successful leaders know how to get their message out. The more effective you are as a speaker and a writer, the more effective you will be as a leader.

Build and Manage High-Performance Teams – Successful leaders are able to get people to work together for the common good.

Break Down the Barriers to solid Interpersonal Negotiations – Successful leaders are able to employ a negotiation framework that encourages a positive outcome for both parties.

Enhance Team Performance – Successful leaders take time to provide their team members with a realistic assessment of their performance. They know that a realistic assessment of performance is critical to motivation and morale.

Lead with Confidence and Integrity – Successful leaders provide direction, lead by example, enable others, share power and seek a better way.

Make a Difference Within our Association and our Industry – Successful leaders need to have a broad knowledge of their industry, as well as a broad knowledge of how to lead our Association in facing the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Apply the Skill Sets Learned for the Betterment of Our Association and Our Industry – The completion of industry-specific course assignments and a service project at the state, regional or national level.

A list of Texas RPLs can be found on the TX APCO Accolades page.

For more information on the RPL program go to: APCO RPL Program