Virtual Academy ™, one of the nation’s most comprehensive training, compliance, and communication platforms for public safety professionals, is pleased to announce our expanded educational partnership with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, NENA is a renowned 9-1-1 association serving the public safety community as the only professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. NENA currently provides specialized training to public safety professionals. A partnership with the powerful Virtual Academy platform will make cutting-edge Call-Taking & Dispatch Core Competencies for the Emergency Communications Specialist training available at any time from anywhere.

Dr. Nassar Nassar, CEO and founder of Virtual Academy, stated, “We are excited about continuing our partnership with an industry association leader like NENA in this new avenue. The foundational level of this Core Competencies course allows for a strong, dynamic, and engaging foundation of knowledge that 9-1-1 professionals need and deserve as they begin their careers.” Dr. Nassar indicated, “This is part of Virtual Academy’s mission to provide elite training and a commitment to serve those who serve our communities with the highest level of support and training.”

“This course sets a new standard for excellence in introductory training for 9-1-1 professionals,” said NENA’s CEO, Brian Fontes. “NENA is proud that through our partnership with Virtual Academy, we’ve been able to create an invaluable resource for individuals, trainers, and 9-1-1 centers. Now more than ever it is imperative everyone handling 9-1-1 requests for service to receives the best possible training from day one on the job. NENA’s Call-Taking & Dispatch Core Competencies for the Emergency Communications Specialist program makes that possible at a price everyone can afford.”

About Virtual Academy:  Virtual Academy Advanced Training Solutions is the leader in elite training, compliance, and communication for law enforcement, telecommunicators, and other public safety sectors. The company is proudly based in Martin, Tennessee, and committed to serving those who serve with the highest level of support and training because they deserve more. Learn more about Virtual Academy and NENA by visiting our website or contacting Kelly via email [email protected].