Frequently Asked Questions
2013 Audit Declaration Form
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When did WAC 139-05-300 go into effect?
Effective January 1, 2006 ever peace officer certified under RCW 43.101.095 is required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of In-Service training annually.
What Training courses will be eligible for In-Service credit?
All sponsored and recognized courses offered by the WSCJTC - Training provided in Washington State by federal partners, i.e., FBI, FLETC, IACP, as well as WASPC’s training day. Agency training on Defensive Tactics, Blood borne Pathogens, EVOC, Firearms, First Aid etc. - Training which currently meets the core and elective requirements for Career Level Certification.
What training is not eligible for in-service credit?
Training on agency policy and equipment purchases will not be eligible for in-service credits.
Who is required to maintain records of In-Service training?
All records for training required for WAC 139-05-300 must be maintained by the employing agency and be available for review upon request by an authorized commission representative.
How should I document our training?
We have created a training record template to assist you. This document can be modified to suit your needs. Download the template here.
Is my new officer required to have 24 hours of In-service training?
No, if your officer graduated from BLEA in the calendar year you are auditing then they do not have to have the additional 24 hours of in-service until the next calendar year.
I have a new officer that came from out of state. They went through the Equivalency Academy this year and they are doing an in-house FTO program at our agency. Do they have to have an additional 24 hours of training to meet this mandate?
No, if they went through the Equivalency Academy during the calendar year that you are auditing then they do not need an additional