Field Training Officer Academy

This 40 hour course presents the FTO model (sometimes called the San Jose Model program) to field trainers engaged in training those who have recently completed the BLEA, Corrections or Equivalency academies.  Classroom topics will include:

  • The composition and components of the FTO program
  • Adult learning theories, principles and styles
  • Developing and presenting lesson materials
  • The Coach-Pupil Method of instruction
  • Duties and responsibilities of program personnel
  • Use of evaluation tools (DOR, SEG)

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

Active employment as a Field Training Officer.
Tom Hill (FTO, PTO, Reserve Academies Program Manager), Sacheie Coaxum (Division Administrator)

(206) 835-7329

Who can attend our classes?

This course is available to those that are actively employed as a Field Training Officer.

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.

Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.


Class will be held Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations are listed below.


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

$95 no show or late cancellation fee

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
0681-22 FTO Academy 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Chapel Hill Church
7700 Skansie Avenue
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Full $95
0681-23 FTO Academy 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Richland Police Department
871 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99352
Full $95
0681-26 FTO Academy 7/26/2021 - 7/30/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Pierce County S.O.
465 Shandon Wright Way S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
Full $95
0681-1 FTO Academy 8/23/2021 - 8/27/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Grace City Church
277 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Full $95
0681-2 FTO Academy 11/1/2021 - 11/5/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1800
Grant County Sheriff's Office
35 C Street Northwest
Ephrata, WA 98823
Open $95