CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 40hr - Statewide

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.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • The legal aspects of mental health commitments
  • Liability issues
  • Mental disorders ( including indicators of mental illness)
  • Understanding mental illness
  • Documentation
  • The interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill and their families
  • The mental health system
  • Intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations.

Students may participate in role playing scenarios during this class. Each training class will contain specific details related to training in the student instructions.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via LMS.

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

Bob Graham (CIT Statewide Manager), Glenda Coms (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7340

Who can attend our classes?

This class is primarily for Law enforcement officers and deputies within the state of Washington.  Criminal justice, fire, mental health providers, and other emergency responders will be admitted into the class if space is available.


Reimbursement is available for this class.  For more information, please review this information sheet.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Crisis Intervention Training is required by all full-time Washington peace officers.  Please review RCW 43.101.427 for more details on training requirements. 


Classes are typically held 0800 - 1700 Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted.

Locations vary by session.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$50 no show or late cancellation fee

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost Downloads
8062-13 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 6/22/2020 - 6/26/2020 Vancouver Police Department
521 Southeast Chkalov Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683
Open None Student Instructions
8062-14 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 6/22/2020 - 6/26/2020 Spokane Fire Training Center
1608 North Rebecca
Spokane, WA 99207
Cancelled None
8062-3 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 8/11/2020 - 8/14/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1800
Moses Lake Civic Center
401 South Balsam Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Cancelled None
8062-4 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 9/21/2020 - 9/25/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Readiness Center, Room 224
1211 Carver Street West
Bremerton, WA 98312
Open None
8062-2 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 10/5/2020 - 10/9/2020 Spokane Fire Training Center
1608 North Rebecca
Spokane, WA 99207
Open None Student Instructions
8062-5 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 11/2/2020 - 11/6/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Kennewick Police Department
211 West 6th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Open None
8062-1 Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hr) Statewide 11/16/2020 - 11/20/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1630
Everett Police Department (South Precinct)
1121 Southeast Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA 98208
Open None