This class is: Sponsored (What does this mean?)
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)
Academy Application Form CJ-1250 (Word)
COA Equivalency Statement of Fitness Form CJ-1251 (PDF)
1. Agency sends in completed registration packet to the Registrar at
or fax 206.835.7922.
2. Registrar processes application and sends Registration Letters to the applicant’s Training Manager, Agency Administrator and Supervisor listed on the application.
3. Following the PAT, and contingent upon passing, Acceptance Letters are sent to the Training Manager, Agency Administrator and Supervisor listed on the application.
4. Billing is completed once the Academy session is complete. Please see below for details;
*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
***Physical Ability Test (PAT) now required for all Equivalency applicants. Please review the PAT Guidelines below***
COA PAT Guidelines - Revised Aug 2013.pdf
Submit Application Packet: Amy Mosley, Registrar - Fax: 206.835.7922 /
Questions: Brandon Rogel, Assistant Commander – 206.835.7349