Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy

The Basic Equivalency process is 80 hours in length, and represents an alternative challenge to the regular Academy program.  It is available to previously certified officers upon the request of the respective agency head.  The academy is classroom based, and will cover the following topics:

  • Criminal procedures
  • Criminal law
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Defensive tactics (classroom presentations only)
  • Traffic
  • Ethics

Upon successful completion of the academy, the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency certificate places the recipient in the same stead as if he/she had successfully completed the regular academy program. 

IMPORTANT:  The Basic Training Division has moved to online registration through the WSCJTC Acadis Portal by agency authorized personnel. For technical questions regarding the WSCJTC Acadis Portal please email For registration questions please email


The BLEEA is free for mandated agencies.

View our full cost share sheet for mandated and non mandated agencies here.

Serena Anastasio (Basic Training Registrar)

(206) 835-7299

Who can attend our classes?

This academy is open to previously certified law enforcement officers that meet the requirements of WAC 139-05-210.

Dress Code

Attendees are expected to attend in their agency’s regular-issue patrol/duty uniform (including duty belt and weapon).


Upon hire, officers of mandated agencies who qualify for equivalency must attend the first available session following their date of hire per WAC 139-05-210.  

  • Mandated agencies consist of: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad
  • Non mandated agencies include: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Typically, the BLEEA is attended by:

  • Fully commissioned peace officers who have attained commissioned law enforcement status by completing a basic training program in this or another state
  • Persons whose peace officer certification has lapsed because of a break in service for more than twenty-four months but less than sixty months.
  • To read the full list of who qualifies for equivalency, see WAC 139-05-210.

The CJTC Equivalency Reciprocity Summary outlines the recognized academies of other states, and the conditions that must be met.  In addition, it also includes information on recognized Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC).



BLEEA classes are typically held 0800 to 1630 Monday through Friday. 

The number of BLEEA classes held per year will vary each year depending on legislative decisions and funding.  The schedules below outline all classes approved for the specified fiscal year.  

Please note: These schedules are subject to change without notice.  Training Officers must read selection notices carefully to ensure they have the correct dates.


Agency's wishing to cancel an applicant must notify the registrar via phone or email.


IMPORTANT: The Basic Training Division has moved to online registration through the WSCJTC Acadis Portal by agency authorized personnel. For technical questions regarding the WSCJTC Acadis Portal please email For registration questions please email

To register an applicant for the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy, the following attachments must be included: 

  • Copy of certificate from previous basic training program completed
  • CJ-1262 Firearms Proficiency Test
  • CJ-1251 Statement of Fitness- including Physician Statement
  • CJ-1253 Student Liability Release

All forms are available for download below. Note: The below application document is for your reference only.

Effective May 1st, 2021:

Submitting an incomplete registration request through the Acadis Portal is allowed. However, the request will not be processed until it is completed- it will remain in the queue (Application List) until all prerequisites are attached. Doing this only guarantees a spot in the queue, incomplete requests will not secure a spot in any specific class. Complete registrations are processed into open seats daily on a first-come/first-served basis. Therefore, it is best to submit only complete registration requests, confirming all aspects of the prerequisites are completed, to secure a seat in a class.

Once a request has been submitted through the Acadis Portal, complete or incomplete, only CJTC may make changes to it. Therefore, any prerequisites needing to be attached must be submitted to


Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date Dates & Hours Location Status
107 BLEEA 7/15/2021 7/26/2021 - 8/6/2021 TBD
108 BLEEA 9/15/2021 9/27/2021 - 10/8/2021 TBD