"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.



Course Description:


The motor skills acquired in the Ground Survival Tactics arena are perishable and ever-changing. GST-Instructor recertification is an 8-hour course designed to update those skills for a “grounded” assault on the officer.  Within this class the participant will be instructed and tested on all changes to the curriculum both for the basic academies and instructor courses in particular:

  • The principles of Ground Survival Tactics
  • Targeting principles
  • Proper psychomotor skills involved in their employment
  • How the various components of Level Two and Three Tactics are applied to these serious and potentially life threatening situations.


As with all recertification courses, the participant will be tested on:

  • Both the cognitive and motor skills for the use of this level of force
  • Proper means of instruction
  • Testing and theoretical background to analyze other similar programs in order to develop agency specific programs.


Subjects Covered:

  • Overview GST Tactics principles and concepts
  • Supine Striking Tactics and Drills
  • Physiology of a ground fight with assaultive violator
  • Training equipment needs
  • Gun Retention and Disarming in a ground fight
  • Disarm attempts and Use Of Force
  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy curriculum

Prerequisite: Ground Survival Tactics Instructor Course #2187


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.  


Cost: $100

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.



  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thursday
  • Dates and locations listed below


***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:

WSCJTC Application Form (Word)


WSCJTC Application Form (PDF)

(The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for the PDF version)

Submit Applications to:

Valerie Jenkins, Registrar


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Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg


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Phone: 206.835.7350




Session Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
2287-1 March 03, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave S
Burien WA
Open  / $100