"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.


Overtime/Backfill Reimbursement: NEW!

This 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team Training class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.

The course will cover the legal aspects of mental health commitments; liability issues; mental disorders; indicators of mental illness; understanding mental illness; documentation; the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system; and intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations.

Students may participate in role playing scenarios during this class. Each training class will contain specific details related to training in the student instructions.

Prerequisites: None

Who can attend our classes?

  • Law enforcement officers and deputies within the state of Washington.
  • Criminal justice, fire, mental health providers, and other emergency responders if space is available.

Dress Code and Identification:

  • Uniform, agency logo clothing, or business casual attire is appropriate for attending a WSCJTC class.
  • Visible official ID is recommended (badges/agency IDs) while on campus.
  • Off Campus classes may have dress requirements in the student instructions.

Cost: None

  • Overtime/Backfill Reimbursement is available for CIT 40-HR Statewide Basic classes. Please use the instructions and reimbursement form for details and submission of a reimbursement request.
  • OT/Backfill Reimbursement for Statewide CIT Training: Instructions
  • OT/Backfill Reimbursement for Statewide CIT Training : Reimbursement Form


  • Monday-Friday
  • 0800-1700
  • Dates Vary, Check Schedule

Cancellation Policy:

  • 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 seven (7) days prior to class.
  • Fee: $50 for late cancellations and no shows

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest SurveyPlease 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.



There is no test for this class.

How to Apply:

Law Enforcement: Online Registration-LMS (Only agency authorized personnel can access this tool. Contact your Training Manager on your local procedures).
Questions: Contact LMS Help Desk |   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Non Law Enforcement: Application



Reimbursement Form Instructions


Course, Program or Policy Questions

CIT Registrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Rev Oct 2015

Session Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
8062-10 December 07 -11, 2015 WSCJTC
19010 1st. Ave., Burien
WA 98148
Open  / None