About Instructor Certification

The WSCJTC Instructor Certification Program is an internal program to prepare a person to teach our curriculum.  We only certify instructors who we chose and mentor to teach our classes.  WSCJTC’s ICP program is NOT for outside instructors, mock scene raters, private security firearms instructors, reserve academy instructors and those teaching in-service, agency or regionally specific training.

As of March 1, 2015, the Instructor Certification Program is being evaluated and rewritten align with the practices of WSCJTC.  In the interim, the agency will use the CALEA monitoring and evaluation standard as certification criteria.  That is:

  1. Program Managers or Supervisors will monitor and document current academy instructors
  2. Program Managers, Supervisors, or Experienced Instructors will evaluate and document new instructor certification applicants for:
    • Instructor preparedness
    • Instructor knowledge of course material
    • Instructor presentation
    • Students’ responses to the instructor
    • Instructor cadre team assessment
  3. ICP applicants will need to pass Instructor Development I or ask for a waiver because they have attended an equivalent, in order to complete their certification process.
  4. As of September 1, 2015, ICP applicants will need to attend Blue Courage Workshop, Course #1993.

Applying for ICP

To apply for Instructor Certification, follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Program Manager of the program you are interested in instructing.
  2. Submit an application to the Program Manager, who, if applicable, will send you program specific documents.
  3. All program managers arrange apprenticeships and evaluations.
  4. ICP support will issue your approved certification.


If you have any questions regarding Instructor Certification, please contact the following staff:

Bob Graham, Program Manager
(206) 786-4401

Application Documents

The following application is to be submitted to the Program Manager of the of program you are interested in instructing.
ICP-Instructor Application