Master Instructor

Welcome to the 2021 Master Instructor Program!

To the Stakeholders: As a Chief Law Enforcement Executive, you should expect that your commitment to the Master Instructor program will enrich your connection between the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Basic Law Enforcement Academy, and regional partners as it pertains to the integration of control and defensive tactics and field application. 

The Master instructor Program should serve the stakeholders as a regional resource.

Each Master Instructor is a subject matter expert in:

  • Violence De-Escalation
  • Use of Force applications
  • Control and Defensive Tactics training

Here are the new and current requirements of the Master Instructor Program

Submit an endorsement letter from the Chief LE executive of the agency


Complete steps to become a certified master instructor (hosted by regional partners and sites)


Here is the new path:

               80 hours Instructor Course

                              200 hours of Guided instruction to their Region

               80 Lead Instructor Course

                              200 hours of Guided instruction to their Region

               40 hours of Master Instructor Training (hosted in Burien only)

                              200 hours of Guided instructor to their Region

               40 hours of annual recertification, statewide collaboration and regional report-out

                              (Participate in one quarterly 2 hour online workshop)

The Instructor and Lead Instructor courses can be taught by local MI’s.

Master Instructor Class is taught by CJTC cadre and MI’s from across the state.


Click here to learn more about our updated 2021 Master Instructor Program. 

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via our Learning Management System (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.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.

Who can attend our classes?

Class is only open to active law enforcemen officers who meet the prerequisites.

Required Equipment

  • Fully equipped duty belt
  • Riot baton
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Impact resistant suit
  • Inert firearm
  • Athletic tape
  • Video recorder
  • Tripod
  • Power cord
  • Past manuals
    • Be prepared to engage in the full spectrum of C/DT training

In accordance with OSHA standards, participants must have clean activity clothes daily.  Long-legged pants and long-sleeved shirts or rash guard should be available for class use.

Pre-Course work

Participants are required to read and answer questions for each chapter in the text:

Due to the physical nature of the class participants should be able to pass a physical ability test.  

  • 30 6-count Burpees in 3 minutes or less
  • 30 Sit-ups in 60 seconds or less
  • View PAT Details

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency ID badge while on campus.  

Visitors not wearing agency identification will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Students must complete Master Recertification Instructor Course #2170 every year to maintain their Master Instructor Certification.


Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations will vary by session.


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

$300 no show or late cancellation fee