Basic Law Enforcement Academy

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.

With a focus on a guardian model of policing, students attend a wide array of courses throughout the 720 academy hours.  A description of the courses covered is available on our Core Block Descriptions page and in our syllabus.  WSCJTC is committed to developing new officers to high standards and providing exceptional training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively protect the life, liberty and property of the people they serve.

Syllabi for past and present academies are available for download on our Curricula page. These will provide a complete breakdown of academy hours.

Washington State does not allow for self-sponsorship to attend BLEA. All students must first be hired by a law enforcement agency who will submit application materials on their behalf. Training must be commenced within six months of hire. For more information, please review RCW 43.101.220 and WAC 193-05-210.

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 lms@cjtc.wa.gov. For registration questions please email basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov

 

 

The Legislature has continued the mandated 25%, plus ammunition, cost share for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Agencies will be billed post the first day of class and payment is expected prior to graduation per RCW 43.101.200.

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

Serena Anastasio (Assistant to the Commander)

(206) 835-7299

Who can attend our classes?

This academy is open to recruits who have been hired by a recognized Washington State law enforcement agency. Sponsoring agencies will submit application materials on the recruits' behalf.

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy must be completed by fully commissioned law enforcement officers of a city, county, or political subdivision of the state of Washington per WAC 139-05-200 and RCW 43.101.200.

Mandated agencies: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad

Non mandated agencies: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Required Equipment

Equipment and attire requirements have recently been updated. Read our message from Executive Director Alexander regarding this change here.

Please review the latest equipment and attire requirements

Pre-Course work

Pre-course work for this class is required.  Upon successful completion of the PAT, recruits will receive the pre-academy assignment from their TAC Officers.

Agencies, recruits, and prospective applicants can view UPDATED PAT requirements here. See new PAT scoring sheet here.

Training Officers:  Pre-academy assignments will be emailed directly to the training officer listed on the recruit's BLEA application.

Regulation

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy must be completed by fully commissioned law enforcement officers of a city, county, or political subdivision of the state of Washington per WAC 139-05-200 and RCW 43.101.200.

Mandated agencies: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad

Non mandated agencies: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Schedule

BLEA classes are typically held 0700 to 1700 Monday through Thursday.  There will be some evening training required.

The number of BLEA 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.

BLEA Fiscal Year 2023 Schedule

Cancellation

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

REQUIRED FORMS

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 lms@cjtc.wa.gov. For registration questions please email basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov

To register an applicant for this Academy, the following attachments must be included: 

  • CJ-1251 Statement of Fitness
  • 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.

Agencies wishing to cancel an applicant must notify the registrar via phone or email. 

 

Notices of Hire and Separation can be found on the Certification Information information page. 

 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date PAT Test Date Instructor(s) Dates & Hours Location Status Downloads
868 BLEA WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
870 BLEA WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
869 BLEA WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
867 BLEA WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
866 BLEA WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
848 BLEA 7/19/2022 8/2/2022 Smith / Russey 8/16/2022 - 12/21/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 848 Schedule
849 BLEA 8/9/2022 8/23/2022 Cheeseman/ Hunt 9/7/2022 - 1/17/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 849 Schedule
850 BLEA 8/30/2022 9/13/2022 Russey / Christman 9/27/2022 - 2/6/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 850 Schedule
851 BLEA 9/14/2022 9/27/2022 Woodard / Heavener 10/11/2022 - 2/21/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 851 Schedule
852 BLEA 9/28/2022 10/11/2022 Cheeseman / Babcock 10/25/2022 - 3/7/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In- Session BLEA 852 Schedule
853 BLEA 10/5/2022 10/19/2022 Chung / Woodard 11/1/2022 - 3/14/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 853 Schedule
854 BLEA 10/20/2022 11/2/2022 Smith / Miller 11/15/2022 - 3/28/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 854 Schedule
855 BLEA 11/16/2022 11/29/2022 Cornmesser / Cheeseman 12/13/2022 - 4/24/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Closed
856 BLEA 12/14/2022 12/27/2022 Razey / Lyons 1/10/2023 - 5/17/2023 Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
Full
857 BLEA 12/28/2022 1/11/2023 1/24/2023 - 5/31/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
858 BLEA 1/12/2023 1/25/2023 2/8/2023 - 6/15/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
859 BLEA 1/26/2023 2/7/2023 2/22/2023 - 6/29/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
860 BLEA 2/8/2023 2/21/2023 3/7/2023 - 7/13/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
861 BLEA 2/22/2023 3/8/2023 3/21/2023 - 7/27/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
862 BLEA 3/14/2023 3/28/2023 4/11/2023 - 8/17/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
863 BLEA 3/29/2023 4/11/2023 4/25/2023 - 8/31/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
864 BLEA 4/3/2023 4/17/2023 5/1/2023 - 9/7/2023 Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
Full
865 BLEA 4/12/2023 4/26/2023 5/10/2023 - 9/19/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
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