Private Security Certified Shotgun Instructor (Certification/Recertification)

This course series is designed for Private Security and Bail Bond Firearms Instructors.  It will introduce participants to contemporary techniques & theories for firearms instruction.  Course topics will include:

  • Instructor manual review
  • Deployment and manipulation exercises
  • Marksmanship qualification

Participants will receive Instructor Certification upon successful completion of the course.

The initial certification course is required for all Private Security and Bail Bond employees seeking firearms certification to become instructors.  Afterwards, instructors can maintain their instructor certification by attending the recertification course every three years. 

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.

Participants will take a shooting qualification test and a manipulative skills test on the first day of class.  A passing score on both tests is required in order to complete the class.  Participants that do not pass will be removed from the class.  We strongly suggest students practice before attending the course to ensure a passing score. 

Review all forms under "Required Forms" for more information on testing requirements.

Costs will vary by session.  Please see class dates below for more information.
Tisha Jones (LEOSA & Firearms Certificate Program Manager)

Who can attend our classes?

These clases are available to individuals who currently are employed by security companies and/or law enforcement agencies.

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.
  • Duty handgun and Patrol duty belt with minimum of 3 magazines
  • Eye protection (including clear glasses for night firing)
  • Hearing protection - electronic headphones and earplugs
  • Copy of your agency's firearms policies
  • One duty flashlight and one backup
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • BDU type pants with cargo pockets
  • Baseball cap
  • Body armor
  • Laptop

Recommended equipment

  • Rain poncho/parka
  • Water bottle
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads

Required ammunition for recertification course

  • 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

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 can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


The WSCJTC is mandated to issue Firearms Instructor Certification per WAC 139-37-005.

Please note: Applicants will be subject to a background check.


Class times, dates and locations will vary by session.


To register for this course, applicants will need to submit the following forms:

  • WSCJTC Application
  • List of instructor credentials or copy of certificates for all courses- list name of credential, date of credentialing and the state in which it was received.
  • Letter of interest for the course
    • If employed by a company, please provide the owner's contact information.

Application packets should be submitted to  Incomplete application packets or packets missing signatures will not be processed.


Applications are on a first come, first served basis.

Classes will be cancelled if enrollment is low.  To ensure the class is not cancelled, please submit your application materials in as far advance as possible.  Fees are non-refundable.