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Current Schedule

Corrections Academy Schedule FY 2018 PDF

Course Information

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.

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.

Application Information

Along with the forms listed below, a certificate of completion from an accepted Corrections Officers Academy (in or out of state), and a copy of the curriculum/transcript from previous academy must be submitted with the application.

Application Forms:

COA - COEA Application Form CJ-1252 *Updated 10/09/2017
Student Liability Release Form CJ-1253 *Updated 10/18/2017
Corrections - Notice of Hire Form CJ-2100 (Word)

Additional Forms:
Corrections - Notice of Separation Form CJ-2101 (Word)


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Revised 11/07/2017

Session Selection
Tac/Asst. Tac Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
20 11/13/2017 Ian Edwards December 04 -08, 2017 19010 1st Avenue South

Burien WA 98148
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