Course Description:

Control Tactics Instructor is an 80-hour comprehensive control tactics course designed to promote safe and efficacious use of control level force. This course is the prerequisite for all other physical force tactics classes and contains theory and techniques for motor skill instruction.

Within this class the participant learns:

  • The components of Control Tactics application
  • Instruction and testing
  • The participant also identifies situations that allow for the application of reasonable physical force.
  • Emphasis is placed:
    • On proper psychomotor skills involved in Control Level force employment
    • Proper means of instruction
    • Theoretical background to analyze and develop agency specific programs which serves as a basis for subsequent physical force tactics classes.

Specific areas covered in this course:

  • Control Point Tactics
  • Joint Manipulation Control Tactics
  • Hair-hold Control Tactics
  • Handcuff Application Tactics
  • Basic principles of information reception and processing styles
  • Motor performance motor learning as they relate to skill instruction and testing
  • Appropriate method of safe class conduct including awareness of environmental conditions relative to the specific class content of a PMS training session
  • Components of learning goals and performance objectives and the appropriate use of each
  • The ADDIE process and basic concepts of program development and implementation.

Pre-Course Requirements:

  • Students must read and answer questions for each chapter in the text:
    • Sport Skill Instruction
  • Students will need to pass a physical ability test. The requirements have changed, please click here for the new requirements.
    • 30 6-count Burpees in 3 minutes or less

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: Level One Instructor Recertification Course #2171, is 32 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.

Cost: $700


  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Two weeks Monday-Friday
  • Dates and locations listed below

***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

How To Apply:

Online Registration-LMS (Only agency authorized personnel can access this tool. Contact your Training Manager on your local procedures).
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Registration Questions:

Sacheie Coaxum

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Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg

Phone: 206.835.7350 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Revised June 2018

Session Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
2071-1 Sep 17 -Oct 05, 2018 WS CJTC
19010 1st Avenue S
Burien WA 98148
Open  / $700  

WEEK 1 - 9/17-21; WEEK 2 - 10/1-5