Training & Education

WSCJTC holds a variety of courses for those in the law enforcement, corrections, public safety and the criminal justice field. Many of these courses have prerequisistes that must be met, and may only be open to certain individuals. Click any course below for more information on availability and requirements.

Disclaimer: The courses labeled as WSCJTC are fully supported by Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, all registration, curriculum, and instructors are managed by Commission. Courses labeled with Vendor are being advertised as a courtesy to the stakeholder agency hosting the course. WSCJTC has not evaluated the content or presentation for these courses – these listings are merely a convenience to our stakeholders and should not be interpreted as an endorsement by WSCJTC.

Title Training Number Location Description Training Type
1st Responder Mental Health and Wellness Conference

This course is hosted by the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

Our  two-day  multifaceted  training  and  networking  events  are  for  all  1st Responders, Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatchers, Military/Veterans, Corrections, Coroners,  Chaplains,  Retired  First  Responders,  Spouses,  Professional staff, Clinicians, and all those who work in or around the Public Safety field.

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21st Century Police Leadership (21 CPL) 4250 Virtual

21st Century Police Leadership (21 CPL)  is an intensive course designed to foster, train and empower law enforcement leaders.  Selected applicants will be assigned to a cohort that will receive this training during a 3-month period.  The primary courses embedded within this curriculum are Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communications and Cultivating Culture.  The delivery method for this curriculum will involve pre-course self-study work, 3 days in class a month (totaling 9 days of actual class time) followed by assignments and peer learning calls between courses.

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870 Remington Shotgun Armorer Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Training

This course is hosted by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.

Students attending this class will receive in-depth and hands-on introduction to the 870.

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A Public Safety Guide to Handling the Emerging Threat of Xylazine in the Drug Supply 8027 Virtual

The substance use disorder program is excited to announce a new virtual training (in partnership with The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative -PAARI), Course #8027 - A public safety guide to handling the emerging threat of xylazine in the drug supply.

This is a free course offered to Law Enforcement and Corrections personnel as a guide to handling the emerging threat of xylazine in the drug supply.

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Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission has been accepted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, Georgetown University Law Center. This is a national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.  By demonstrating agency commitment to transformational reform with support from local community groups and elected leaders, The Commission joins a select group of 30 other law enforcement agencies and statewide and regional training academies chosen to participate in the ABLE Project’s national rollout. To date, hundreds of agencies across the country have expressed interest in participating. 

Additional Training Resources

On this page you will find various online training courses and supplemental training resources available for law enforcement, corrections, and other public safety personnel.

Advanced Crime Scene Investigations Kitsap Readiness Center – Washington National Guard

This course is hosted by Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

This three-day (24-hour) course is designed for crime scene investigators, technicians, and detectives who have a moderate level of experience working in the field of crime scene investigations.

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Advanced Criminal Investigations Richland Police Department

This course is hosted by Richland Police Department.

This comprehensive training program is designed to equip officers with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate even the most complex search and seizure scenarios. We’ll dive deep into case law to learn how to respond legally and effectively to undercover operations, anonymous tips, constructive possession issues, and more.

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Advanced Firearms Instructor Certification Course Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Training

This course is hosted by the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.

This 3-day / 24-hour instructor certification course is designed to challenge firearms instructors to take a critical look at traditional training philosophies and methodologies, and to take the firearms instructor to the next level of instruction and presentation to enhance their training programs. This course will show instructors how to design and conduct advanced drills that not only pushes their student’s skills to the next level but also maximizes their training time and ammunition allotment. Creativity and thinking outside the "ammo can” are heavily emphasized in this course. The concepts taught in this course apply to ALL weapon disciplines for creating better training.

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Advanced FTO Lake Stevens Police Department

This course is hosted by the Lake Stevens Police Department.

Created specifically to address the needs of experienced FTO's, this class will re-energize and focus Field Training Officers that have experience training and evaluating trainees in the fields of Patrol, Corrections, and Communications. This course is not designed as a basic certification, but offers advanced remedial training techniques, insights into human behavior, discussions on leadership vs management, the FTO's role on socialization and the importance of proper documentation.

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Advanced Medicolegal Forensic Investigation Training 2600

The Advanced Medicolegal Forensic Investigation training course is designed for coroners, medical examiners, and medicolegal investigative personnel and is intended to provide continuing education. Topics will vary and will focus on advanced death investigative concepts, new trends, and best practices. This course may be used to maintain Washington State Certification.

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Advanced Police Motorcycle Training Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

This course is hosted by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Course Objectives:

  1. To acquaint the experienced police motorcycle rider with evasive riding, collision avoidance techniques, and curve negotiation when operating a motorcycle at above normal speeds.
  2. To measure and evaluate the ability of the police motorcycle rider to operate and control their motorcycle under stress while making enforcement/tactical decisions.
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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

16 hour instruction in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) is intended to assist law enforcement officers to enhance proficiency in detecting, apprehending, testing and prosecuting impaired drivers.

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to recognize that an individual may be under the influence of a drug or drugs, other than alcohol, or under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs, or suffering from some injury or illness that produces signs similar to alcohol/drug impairment.

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Advanced Search and Seizure Richland Police Department

This course is hosted by Richland Police Department.

This comprehensive training is designed for all law enforcement professionals who want to be proactive and legally defensible in their actions. Our fast-paced instruction uses real-world case law to explain the legal aspects of searches and seizures in federal and state-specific jurisdictions.

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Alice Active Shooter Response Training

This course is hosted by the Monroe School District.

This 2-Day Instructor training course is designed to teach participants the skills and strategies to increase survivability during the gap between the time a violent event occurs, and law enforcement arrives. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a Certified ALICE Instructor and will have the knowledge and resources to train others in your community.

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Alternate Light Source Workshop Chapel Hill Church and Event Center

This course is hosted by the Gig Harbor Police Department.

Alternate Light Sources (ALS) are tools that can permit investigators to locate, process, and photograph otherwise invisible evidence. Understanding how these devices work is helpful in applying them correctly at the crime scene or in the laboratory. This course begins with a discussion of the properties of light and luminescence and culminates in the use of the ALS to visualize and photograph items of evidence. A review of basic photography and the use more advanced photographic techniques to optimize image quality will be included.

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Animal Control Officer Academy 2390 WSCJTC

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) and Washington Animal Control Association (WACA) have partnered together to offer the Animal Control Officer Academy. This 80-hour intensive course is held at the WSCJTC center in Burien, Washington and is specifically designed for Animal Control Officers. Instructors consist of WACA personnel who will cover a variety of topics to satisfy Washington state’s Animal Control Officer requirements.

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AR15/M4 (unbranded) Armorer Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Training

This course is hosted by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.

Our AR15/M4 Armorer’s School uses detailed disassembly and reassembly to emphasize operation and the actual function of a direct impingement weapon. The class is 90% hands on from start to finish, with consistent emphasis on inspection of parts and the diagnostics associated with wear and failure.

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Background Investigations and Recruiting for Law Enforcement Puyallup Police Department Training Center

This course is hosted by the Puyallup Police Department.

  • The importance of a recruiting plan
  • Assessment of your organization
  • What type of employees do you want
  • Marketing and selling your organization
  • Professional standards model for backgrounds
  • Why background investigations are necessary
  • Sources of information Investigative techniques
  • Online data bases/social networking sites
  • Web sites and additional sources of information
  • Polygraph questions/usage
  • Psychological & behavioral testing
  • Candidate interview techniques
  • Reference interview techniques
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Background Investigations for Police Applicants Mount Vernon Police Department

This course is hosted by the Mount Vernon Police Department.

Taught nationally, this 12-hour course will enable investigators to uncover more about an applicant's past. Through a systematic approach to the investigation, you will become better prepared to spot important discrepancies.

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Basic Correctional Operations Training

This course is hosted by various departments (see attached postings)

This training includes:

  • Use of Force Law
  • Restraint Application
  • Search Training
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Communication
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Basic Field Training Officer Academy WSU Police Department

This course is hosted by the WSU Police Department.

This class is designed for officers, deputies, troopers, and detention officers who have attended a Basic FTO Academy with a focus on the San Jose Model of FTO. This course will review Adult Learning methodologies as well as review the evaluation rules, the importance of ethical evaluations, issues related to improper documentation, and the importance of like-kind training.

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Basic FTO Academy

This course is hosted by various police departments (see attached postings).

This course is prepares attendees for the assignment of Field Training Officers. This class is specific to agencies who utilize the San Jose Model (SJM) for field training. Upon class completion, attendees will be trained to evaluate student officer performance, rate the performance utilizing the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines (SEGs), and properly document the observed performance.

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Basic Law Enforcement Academy 0100

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) is Washington’s mandated training academy for all city and county entry-level peace officers in the state. Through a centralized training model, Washington ensures all officers are equipped with the same base-level understanding of their responsibility to the communities they serve, standards to uphold, and education for effective community-oriented policing . To facilitate this training, WSCJTC hires exceptional training officers from agencies throughout the state and current subject matter experts.

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Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy 0090 WSCJTC

As specified in WAC 139-05-210, a Law Enforcement agency hiring a lateral entry officer is required to complete the equivalency certification process . This includes the successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy [BLEEA]. In compliance with the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act and education about current laws and patrol tactics, the BLEEA provides instruction on the Washington Model of Policing.

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Basic S.W.A.T Officer 0521

This course is directed toward Law Enforcement Officers recently assigned to a specialized SWAT or emergency response team. This course will provide the participants with an understanding of contemporary theories and concepts used during Law Enforcement tactical operations. Participants will gain practical experience operating as a member of a team during practical and scenario-based field exercises designed to develop both individual and team tactics. Participants will gain practical experience planning, developing & executing missions.

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Basic Sniper Course

This course is hosted by various departments (see attached postings).

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Basic Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Spokane County Sheriff's Office Training Center

This course is hosted by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Training Center.

This course is structured for Street Crimes Units, Undercover Units, or any other Investigative Unit that relies upon warrant service, vehicle takedown, or covert tactics, techniques, and procedures as part of their mission.

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Becoming a Leader in Law Enforcement Spokane County Sheriff's Office Training Center

This course is hosted by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Training Center.

This 1-day course is facilitated and structured to provide guidance, growth, and development of leaders within the Law Enforcement community. Its primary focus is on patrol officers and Field Training Officers; however, all personnel are welcome. It has been developed from over 30 years of combined Federal, Local, and Private Sector experience in leadership positions.

Blue Courage Workshop - Law Enforcement 1993

Blue Courage is a two-day leadership development workshop designed for all levels of an organization. The workshop will cover a variety of topics such as:

  • self-improvement
  • stress-management
  • Instilling commitment to the purpose and nobility of policing
  • developing mental toughness
  • igniting a culture of learning, critical thinking and open-mindedness
  • improving overall health and well-being
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Blue Line Leadership

This course is hosted by various departments (see attached postings).

This Track I course will deepen a student’s understanding of leadership, followership, and self to improve their work and personal relationships with others. Information and skills developed in this course will assist students in gaining a broader perspective of the law enforcement profession, the personalities that exist in it, teams, culture, history, followership responsibilities, and leadership from wherever they’re at within the police organization. Broaden your perspective, your impact, your happiness, and your Blue Line Leadership!

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Broadening our Understanding of Public Safety: How the LEAD Model Can Strengthen Stability 8022

First Responders and Communities agree that we cannot arrest our way out of the consequences of unaddressed behavioral health issues. Research shows us that well resourced people and communities are more stable. This training will explore how the collaboration between entities in a LEAD initiative can bring resources into a community to further grow your response to poverty and behavioral health related law violations.

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C.R.I.M.E. 123 Walla Walla Police Department

This course is hosted by the Walla Walla Police Department.

With the growing conflict between interview and interrogation companies and concerns with using their specific multi-step method or structured technique, we deliver the solution with C.R.I.M.E. 123. Our main objective is to provide today’s professional interviewers with a simple, proven and effective “approach” to the ever-changing and complex world of truth seeking and custodial interrogation.

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Chaos 2 Courage

This course is hosted by the Pullman Police Department. 

Workshop Goals:

  • Understand the impact of trauma on criminal justice employees (officers/deputies, corrections, support staff, evidence technicians, executive assistants, crime analysts, dispatchers, and prosecutors).
  • Explore evidence-based approaches to managing stress and healing our minds and bodies.
  • Foster healing, resilience, and insights for criminal justice employees facing similar challenges.
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Child Abduction Response Team Training

This course is hosted by the Marysville Police Department.

Take steps toward implementing a successful CART by bringing together a team of experts whose knowledge, skills, and abilities will be beneficial in a child abduction case. Join us to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary CART for responding to endangered, missing, or abducted children. Hear about the impact a child abduction has on the family and learn the fundamentals of developing an effective responsive CART team. Examine incident command considerations, search and canvassing operations, CART activation, and resources to improve the response, investigation, search, and canvass activities associated with missing children investigations.

Child Abuse Interviewing & Assessment - Webcourse 5358

This is a 4 day (32 hour) multidisciplinary online course for WA State law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, and specialized child interviewers. The training is co-sponsored by the WA State CJTC and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence. There are 30 hours of classroom and self-study with 2 hours of pre-course work.

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Child Death Investigations

This course is hosted by various departments (see attached postings).

Because communication is key to any death investigation, this training has a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration. Professionals from a variety of agencies are encouraged to attend.

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CIT - 2-HR Annual Online Training

Notice: The 2024 CIT 2-HR Online Annual Training Course, to be completed by all law enforcement, will close by 3:00 pm on December 31, 2024. Click here to access the Acadis Portal.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team - Youth 8076

Crisis Intervention Team-Youth Mental Health, is an 8-hour class designed to educated police officers on current crisis trends juveniles are experiencing, the resources King County has available for juveniles and their families, as well as best practices for de-escalation and interactions with juveniles in crisis. This course will use the new youth-focused curriculum and add valuable tools to the CIT trained personnel at your department. CIT was developed by law enforcement for law enforcement.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 40hr - King County 8070

The course will cover the legal aspects of mental health commitments; liability issues; mental disorders; indicators of mental illness; understanding mental illness; documentation; the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system; and intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high-risk situations.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 40hr - Statewide 8062

This 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team Training class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. The CIT training is designed to provide tools and resources to criminal justice personnel to respond more effectively to individuals in behavioral health crisis. Officer and first responder safety is priority. This training provides tools to increase safety for both criminal justice personnel and those in crisis.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 8hr - Corrections In-Service 8069

This 8 hour Corrections Crisis Intervention Training (CCIT) course is designed to inform, educate and/or reiterate the best practices for dealing with detainees that may go through a crisis while in custody. The intent of this course is to understand, recognize, and discuss the techniques and skills needed for dealing with detainees and subjects in mental health crisis. Communication and de-escalation techniques will be presented for positive and favorable outcomes.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 8hr - In-Service Fire/EMS - King County 8068

This program is funded by the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) 2 Initiative PRI-08: Crisis Intervention Training – First Responders for King County Sheriff, Police, Jail Staff, Fire/EMS, and Other First Responders. In collaboration with the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division.

This is an 8-hour class to educate fire/EMS personnel on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to responding to individuals in behavioral health crisis.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 8hr In-Service - King County 8071

This program is funded by the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) 2 Initiative PRI-08: Crisis Intervention Training – First Responders for King County Sheriff, Police, Jail Staff, Fire/EMS, and Other First Responders. In collaboration with the King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division.

This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to dealing with mentally ill individuals while on duty.

CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 8hr In-Service - Statewide 5509

This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on Crisis Intervention. This course will provide up to date materials, skills, and public relations information on dealing with mentally ill individuals.

CIT - Force Options 8080

This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. The course is designed to provide training to law enforcement professionals to use appropriate force options when dealing with someone in behavioral health crisis. This class will combine hands-on physical force options training and classroom lecture.

Collision Investigation - Advanced 0202

This class is 80 hours in length and expands on the teaching of the Basic course, and provides new material. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand advanced vehicle accident concepts of pre and post-accident vehicle speeds and paths
  • Vehicle conditions related to accidents
  • Demonstrate use of appropriate formula applied to specific accident situations
Collision Investigation - Basic 0201

This class is 40 hours in length and teaches basic techniques to investigate collisions. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and collect at-scene accident evidence such as tire marks, vehicle damage, roadway condition and vehicle and driver condition
  • Accurately complete the standardized Accident Investigation Report
  • Perform basic math and formulas for calculating a vehicle's speed prior to collision
  • Understand the most effective interviewing techniques for drivers, occupants and witnesses
  • Organize and prepare for court use the evidence collected from the accident scene
Collision Investigation - Technical 0203

This class is 120 hours in length and will provide students working knowledge of all skills gained in both the Basic and Advanced courses.

Collision Investigation Advanced - WSP Washington State Patrol Academy

This course is hosted by the Washington State Patrol.

This 80 hour course expands upon concepts learned during Basic Collision Investigation, and introduces new material to aid in collision investigation cause analysis. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Detail the Human, Vehicle, Environmental (HVE) model during pre-collision, collision, and post-collision analysis.
  • Understand basics in articulated vehicle collisions, motorcycle collisions, and car vs. pedestrian collisions.
  • Apply appropriate mathematical formulas in determining speed based on tire friction marks, critical speed scuffs, momentum analysis, vehicle vaults, and vehicle falls.
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