Shotgun Instructor Recertification

This class is a recertification of Shotgun Instructor Course #2018 and is now a 16 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification. This course will provide the current shotgun instructor with the contemporary techniques and theories. The course topics are as follows:

  • Shotgun Instructor Manual Review
  • Shotgun deployment & manipulation exercises
  • Shotgun Marksmanship Qualifications
  • Introduce participants to contemporary techniques & theories for instruction

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.

Successful completion of Patrol Shotgun, course #2043 and Handgun Instructor Recertification, course #2015.

A shooting test will be administered the morning of class.  A passing score is required to continue on with the class.  Please review the 25 yard range and the skills test documents under "Required Forms" for regulations.

Doug Tangen (Firearms Program Manager), Kena Champion (Office Assistant)

(206) 835-7341

Who can attend our classes?

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

Required Equipment

  • Agency-issued/approved shotgun pump or semi-auto, with sling and side saddle or other spare ammunition storage device capable of being attached to the weapon.  All applicants should bring a duplicate spare shotgun and a less lethal shotgun.
  • Duty handgun and Patrol duty belt with minimum of 3 magazines
  • Dummy training shotgun with sling (red or blue-ASP or Ring's)
  • Eye protection (including clear glasses for night firing)
  • Hearing protection - electronic headphones and earplugs
  • Copy of your agency's firearms and less lethal policies
  • One duty flashlight and one backup
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • BDU type pants with cargo pockets
  • Baseball cap
  • Body armor
  • Laptop and flashdrive
  • The following are not required, but recommended
    • Rain poncho/parka
    • Water bottle
    • Knee pads
    • Elbow pads

Required Ammunition

  • 10 dummy shotgun rounds.
  • 250 rounds of 00 Buckshot (reduced recoil recommended for pumps)
  • 100 slug rounds
  • 50 rounds of practice ammo for duty pistol
  • 50 rounds of less lethal ammunition

Other Required Materials

Students must read and be prepared to identity the components of the following book:

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.


Classes will be held 0800 – 1700.

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.

Failure to pass the entrance firearms qualification will result in removal of the course and charge of the full course fee.

Instructors reserve the right to send any student home for safety violations.  The full course fee will be charged.


Students are required to submit the following information with your application (either on-line or on the paper application).

  • Make of patrol shotgun
  • Model of patrol shotgun

Review the documents below for requirements of the entrance qualification test.

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
2028-3 Shotgun Recertification 4/16/2021 Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks
Spokane, WA 99212
Open $150
2028-4 Shotgun Recertification 6/18/2021 Clark County Sheriff's Range
902 Northeast 192 Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Open $150
2028-1 Shotgun Recertification 7/23/2021 Okanogan County Central Landfill
247-B, B and O North Road
Okanogan, WA 98840
Open $150
2028-2 Shotgun Recertification 9/17/2021 3230 Twin Bridges Road
Richland, WA 99354
Open $150