Handgun Instructor Recertification

This class serves as a recertification of Firearms Handgun Instructor for Level 1, Level 2 and Handgun Optics Instructor. It is 24 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification. This course will provide the current firearms instructor with the contemporary techniques and theories as well as a review of motor learning and feedback principles, along with updates on RDS technology and training standards. In addition, this course will provide a review of federal and state laws and contemporary legal standards relating to the use of deadly force.

Course topics are as follows:

  • Review of state & federal laws concerning use of deadly force
  • Handgun Instructor Manual review
  • Review principles of the Enoka and Heim studies
  • Review handgun manipulation Techniques
  • ACMLP (Sport Skills Instruction for Coaches book) review and application
  • Handgun marksmanship qualification
  • Current marksmanship and combat shooting techniques
  • Aiming principles to include red dot sight discussion and application

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

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.

Successful completion of Handgun Instructor Level 1, course #2011.

An Entry-Level Shooting Test and Manipulation Skill Test will be administered the morning of class.  A passing score is required to continue on with the class. 

Todd Brophy (Firearms Specialist/Instructor), Trina Ragaza (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7341

Who can attend our classes?

This class is open to active law enforcement personnel who meet the prerequisites.

Required Equipment

  • Department approved handgun w/ three magazines
  • Duty belt with agency approved holster and magazine pouches
  • Duty flashlight w/backup light recommended
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • BDU Type pants w/cargo pockets
  • Body armor will be worn while on range
  • Laptop and Flash drive

Required Ammunition

  • Handgun - 1,200 rounds of handgun ammunition, 25 inert training rounds, (dummy rounds)

Other Required Materials

Students are responsible for the content of the Sport Skill Instruction for Coaches book.  A review of the book based on the Level 1 handout will be conducted over the three days:

Students are required to have access to a copy of the manual that they received in Level 1.

Dress Code

Students attending should wear range appropriate clothing and come prepared for all weather conditions.  They should possess agency identification.


Class hours are 0800-1700, Monday – Friday, with the exception of State and Federal Holidays. 


To cancel registration, send email to appliedskills@cjtc.wa.gov . Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to class. 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
2015-14 Firearms Handgun Recertification 12/14/2021 - 12/16/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
100 North Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Open $350
2015-15 Handgun Instructor Recertification 2/7/2022 - 2/9/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $350
2015-16 Handgun Instructor Recertification 4/11/2022 - 4/13/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
Open $350
2015-17 Handgun Instructor Recertification 6/6/2022 - 6/8/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
5233 Malaga Alcoa Highway
Malaga, WA 98828
Open $350
2015-18 Handgun Instructor Recertification 6/13/2022 - 6/15/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Clark County Sheriff's Range
902 Northeast 192 Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Open $350
2015-1 Handgun Instructor Recertification 8/8/2022 - 8/10/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
3230 Twin Bridges Road
3230 Twin Bridges Road
Richland, WA 99354
Open $350
2015-2 Handgun Instructor Recertification 9/12/2022 - 9/14/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
North Whidbey Sportsman’s Association
848 Gun Club Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Open $350
2015-3 Handgun Instructor Recertification 10/3/2022 - 10/5/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office Range
247-B, B and O North Road
Okanogan, WA 98840
Open $350