"Training the Guardians of Democracy"
Establish high standards and exceptional training to ensure that criminal justice professionals in Washington State have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively protect the life, liberty, and property of the people they serve.

On 2/12/16, WSCJTC phone lines will be temporary offline for testing purposes.  The following numbers will be available in case of any emergencies

Facilities Emergency Line : 206-321-0043 Bob Sanchez : 206-255-6877
David Bales : 425-754-8190 Ron Napenias : 425-785-0272

Course Description:

Oleoresin Spray Instructor class is a 16 hour class that is designed to promote safe and efficacious selection and use of OC spray. The participant will learn and understand:

  • The situations that allow for the proper use OC
  • Tactics and techniques of OC application
  • Proper means of instruction and testing
  • Theoretical background to analyze OC Products in order to make recommendations to agency administrators
  • Additionally the Participant will be aware of the probable medical implications associated with the use of OC spray

The areas specifically covered are:

  • History
  • Composition
  • Anatomy of The Eye, Lungs, and Skin
  • Delivery Systems
  • Effects of OC
  • Use of Force issues
  • Tactics of standing and grounded OC application
  • Control Tactics Follow-Up Procedures
  • Clean-Up Procedures
  • OC Spray Selection
  • Practical Exercises

Prerequisite:     Control Tactics Level One Instructor Course #2071—OC Spray is a control tactic and it must be integrated with

other physical control level tactics

Dress Code & Identification:

  • Visitors attending training at WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus.  If you are not wearing agency identification, you will be asked to check in at the front desk and will be provided with a clip-on visitor's identification card. 

Recertification: OC Spray Tactics Instructor Recertification Course #2179 is an on-line course and should be

attended  within 3 years of last certification. It does not require exposure to OC.

Cost: $100

Cancellation/No Show:

  • Deadline: If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to cancel the application, you must notify the Registrar via email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 7 Days prior to class.
  • Fee: $50 or course fee, whichever is greater.

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.

Application Form:

WSCJTC Application Form (Word)


WSCJTC Application Form (PDF)

(The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for the PDF version)

Submit Applications to:

Valerie Jenkins, Registrar


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Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg


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Phone: 206.835.7350



Revised 1/10/2013