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First Level Supervision, Course #4127

Course Description:

The job of a First Level Supervisor is perhaps the most challenging position in the organization and clearly critical to its success. Based upon a comprehensive Job Task Analysis conducted jointly with its stakeholders, the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has re-designed the First Level Supervision Training program.

  • The revised offering will focus on adult critical thinking and development of higher levels of problem solving.
  • The new-found knowledge, skills and abilities will then be applied to resolving real world supervisory situations.
  • This class will provide the framework for developing strong leaders in support of your Department’s mission and values.
  • Students will be presented with a comprehensive ill-structured problem and confronted with seven product specifications that were identified in the Job Task Analysis. These seven areas include:

o Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills

o Coach and mentor employees

o Generate and manage documentation

o Identify and manage department resources

o Manage critical incidences

o Evaluate employee performance

o Demonstrate an understanding of progressive discipline practices and "just cause" protocol

  • Students will work in teams to develop presentations throughout the week related to the seven specification areas.
  • The teams will be compelled to examine leadership situations that require them to be self-directed and self-motivated in order to be successful.
  • A final presentation will be made at the end of the week demonstrating how participants incorporated the product specifications into their examination of the problem and development of a well-researched solution.
  • The teams will be required to develop a facilitator’s guide for their final presentation.
  • This guide will be used to assist in the facilitation of on-site training.


Prerequisite: This course is limited to first-level supervisors only

Required Equipment:  Laptop, extra battery, flashdrive, and extension cord.


Dress Code & Identification:

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus.



  • 8:00 am to 5:00pm (40 hour class)
  • Monday-Friday
  • Dates and locations listed below


  • No Tuition cost for those individuals who meet the following:


RCW 43.101.010(5)

RCW 43.101.220

WAC 139-10-310--Requirement of corrections supervisory training. (1) As provided in RCW 43.101.220

WAC 139-25-110


Law Enforcement

RCW 43.101.350

RCW 43.101.010 (4)

WAC 139-25-110


  • As of January 1, 2005, those students who do not meet the definition listed above will be billed $200. This fee covers materials and instructor cost.

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:

First Level Supervision Application Word


First Level Supervision Application PDF


Submit Applications to:

Brandon Li, Registrar


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Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Leanna Bidinger, Program Manager


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Phone: 206.835.7307


Revised 1/10/2013