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Per WAC 139-10-215, equivalency applicants are required to take the 40-hour Corrections Officers Equivalency Academy. Applicants that pass will receive a certificate of completion. Applicants who do not pass will be required to attend 160-hour Corrections Officers Academy.  The core areas of instruction include: Professionalism, Communication, Behavior Management, Legal Issues, Security Management, Use of Force, and Control Tactics. Testing will include: Mock Scene Testing - Mentally Ill Inmate, Suicidal/Depressed Inmate, Cell Search; Control/Defensive Tactics - Level One Techniques and Combative Handcuffing; Practical Skills Testing - PAT/Frisk Search, Use of Restraints; and Final Written Exam.

Application Packet: Included with the forms listed below, a certificate of completion from an accepted Corrections Officer Academy (in or out of state), Letter of qualification along with any applicable training records (supporting the qualifications).  Please state the recruit's separation date from their prior employer/agency and include a copy of a current Basic First Aid/CPR card.

Notice of Corrections Officer Hire Form CJ-2100 (Word)

Basic Academy Application Form CJ-1250 (Word)

COA Equivalency Statement of Fitness Form CJ-1251 (PDF)

Submit application packets to Amy Mosley, Registrar at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*Effective July 1, 2014 WSCJTC was mandated by legislature to bill a 25% cost-share to our stakeholders for each academy student. The cost-per-student varies based on total program cost. A memorandum (PDF) explaining the cost-share implementation was distributed via email on March 30, 2014. Private Contractors & Tribal Agencies will be billed the full-cost of Academy services. For questions, please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

***Physical Ability Test (PAT) now required for all Equivalency applicants. Please review the PAT Guidelines below***

The WSCJTC requires applicants to pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to entry into the academy. The PAT is conducted prior to the start of the Academy. All academy recruits must be physically able to actively and fully participate in the defensive tactics and other required physical activities in accordance with WAC 139-10-212. Failure to demonstrate a requisite level of fitness within the overall assessment will result in ineligibility for academy attendance. The Statement of Fitness Form needs to be completed six (6) months prior to attending an Academy and submitted prior to the PAT.

COA PAT Guidelines - Revised Aug 2013.pdf

PAT Uniform: Navy blue gym shorts or sweatpants (no more than 3 inches above the knee), white crew neck t-shirt and/or navy blue sweatshirt. Apply 2.5” block letters with the student’s last name across the front chest and between the back shoulder blades.

(Per Commission standards, participants in other attire will not be allowed to participate in the PAT)

Eastside PAT:
Spokane Police Training Center at 10:00am Map - Spokane Police Training Center.pdf

Westside PAT: WSCJTC Campus, Burien at 1:00pm CJTC Map.pdf

Session Session
PT Test
Tac/Asst. Tac Type Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
1012-2 COEA (Equiv) 02/05/2016 02/24/2016 @ 1:00pm (Burien campus only) B. Anderson/T. Brophy WSCJTC Feb 29 -Mar 04, 2016 19010 1st Avenue S.

Burien WA 98148
Open  / None  

COEA Student Rules & Regulations Manual
COEA 1012-2 Student Instructions
*PAT date & time changed 12.11.15*