This class is: Sponsored (What does this mean?)
Per WAC 139-10-215, equivalency applicants are required to take the 40-hour Corrections Officers Equivalency Academy. Applicants that pass will receive a certificate of completion. Applicants who do not pass will be required to attend 160-hour Corrections Officers Academy. The core areas of instruction include: Professionalism, Communication, Behavior Management, Legal Issues, Security Management, Use of Force, and Control Tactics. Testing will include: Mock Scene Testing - Mentally Ill Inmate, Suicidal/Depressed Inmate, Cell Search; Control/Defensive Tactics - Level One Techniques and Combative Handcuffing; Practical Skills Testing - PAT/Frisk Search, Use of Restraints; and Final Written Exam.
Application Packet: Included with the forms listed below, a certificate of completion from an accepted Corrections Officer Academy (in or out of state), Letter of qualification along with any applicable training records (supporting the qualifications). Please state the recruit's separation date from their prior employer/agency and include a copy of a current Basic First Aid/CPR card.
Notice of Corrections Officer Hire Form CJ-2100 (Word)
Academy Application Form CJ-1250 (Word)
COA Equivalency Statement of Fitness Form CJ-1251 (PDF)
***Physical Ability Test (PAT) now required for all Equivalency applicants. Please review the PAT Guidelines below***
COA PAT Guidelines - Revised Aug 2013.pdf
Submit Application Packet: Amy Mosley, Registrar - Fax: 206.835.7922 /
Questions: Brandon Rogel, Assistant Commander – 206.835.7349