VirTra Operators

This 16 hour course is intended to train instructors on the correct usage of the VirTra Training Simulators.  During this course, participants will:

  • Start and shutdown the VirTra system using the directions provided in class using all the steps in the correct order
  • Trouble shoot problems with the VirTra system using the directions provided in class
  • Develop a 30 minute instruction session using the VirTra system to meet the criteria provided by the instructor
  • Participate in VirTra Training Sessions

VirTra Judgmental Use of Force & De-Escalation Scenario Training Simulators dramatically improve: 

  • Judgmental use of force
  • Situational & scenario awareness
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making under stress
  • Reading body language and threat cues
  • Use of de-escalation techniques
  • Public and officer safety

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. 


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

(206) 835-7341

Who can attend our classes?

This course is geared towards:

  • Agencies who want to use the VirTra system for in-service training
  • Firearms Instructors who will implement the virtual training as part of their program or who assist with Firearms instruction
  • TAC Officers and Instructors in Patrol Tactics, Force Options, Active Shooter and Patrol Procedure instruction at their Agency or for WSCJTC

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 will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Class will be held 0800 to 1700 for two days.

Exact dates will vary by session.


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

$200 no show or late cancellation fee. 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
2026-1 VirTra Operators 7/15/2021 - 7/16/2021 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $200