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K9 Forms, Information & Training

In June 2016, the WSCJTC adopted new language regarding the requirements of training and certification of canine teams, you may review this language by clicking on WAC 139-05-915.

Information regarding I-502: (PDF)

CJTC Policy for Canine Certification Requirements (PDF)

Contact List for CJTC Certified Canine Evaluators (PDF)

Performance Standards:
  • Patrol Dog Team Performance Standards (Word)
  • Explosive Detection Dog Team Standards (Word)
  • Narcotics Detection Dog Team Standards (Word)

Application forms:
  • CJTC Form 1950 - Application for Canine Team Certification (Word) (PDF)
  • CJTC Form 1951 - Application for Canine Team Re-Certification (Word) (PDF)
  • CJTC Form 1953 - Application for Certified Canine Team Evaluator (Word)
  • CJTC Form 1952 - Canine Team Disband Notification (Word)

Interested in becoming a Certified CJTC Canine Evaluator?

Download the application from above and submit your packet prior to the dates listed below. Mailed in packets will not be accepted, packets must be either emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or faxed to (206) 835-7923.
  • November 27, 2017 to be heard before the Commission on December 13, 2017
WAC updates: None at this time.


DOC Narcotic Dog Academy

For other K-9 Training, please view the Training home page under K.

Visit the K-9 Memorial

The memorial is located at the Burien WSCJTC campus. Dedicated January 31, 2003, it was sculpted by Zachary James Adam,

Troop 360 Lake Burien Presbyterian Eagle Scout Project.

View the names on the K-9 Memorial

K9 Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the requirements for certifying canine teams?
These requirements are set forth in WAC 139-05-915 and CJTC Policy, see above link.

Who is authorized to evaluate a canine team?
The criteria to be an evaluator is set forth in CJTC Policy, see above link.

What training/performance standards must be meet for state recognition?
The training standards are listed above. Please click on the specific standard you in the WAC, and the performance standards are available in PDF format.

How often must the team be certified?
CJTC Policy sets this standard.

Are Police Canine's exempt from quarantine?
Please review RCW 16.08.040 and RCW 4.24.410.



Additional Questions:

Please contact the Certification Manager.