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If you are interested in working as a dispatcher, here are some steps you can take:
There are a number of skills that make a good dispatcher. They include:
The certification programs available to you will differ according to the type of dispatcher you are. For example, you can take an aircraft dispatcher certification through the ATP Flight School, or online through Sheffield School of Aeronautics. If you are an emergency dispatcher, you can take certifications through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.
Yes, you need good typing skills to become a dispatcher. You might even be tested on your typing ability as part of the interview process. If you are an emergency dispatcher, it is especially important that you type accurately and quickly. The typical typing speed for an emergency dispatcher is around 90 words per minute.