How to become a Private Security Certified Firearms Instructor:
Private Security Certified Firearms Instructors (PS) are made up of a cadre of individuals that currently work for security companies and/or law enforcement agencies. To become an instructor, individuals must meet the mission and values of the WSCJTC and uphold the rules set forth in WAC 139-37. Instructors that are unable to meet these program policies and WAC 139-37 will be removed from the instructor cadre.
PS Certified Firearms Instructors follow a set curriculum created by the WSCJTC and any instructor not following the Firearms Certificate Training Process can be reported to WSCJTC at
PS Instructor Program Policies 2014
Individuals are welcome to apply to become a PS Certified Firearms Instructor if they are currently working for a security or enforcement agency, currently working for a firearms training company, or other entity firearms instructor (e.g. NRA, Oregon DPSST, Idaho POST).
Current PS Certified Handgun Instructor Class Schedule
Current PS Rifle Instructor Class Schedule
Current PS Shotgun Instructor Class Schedule
Blended Security Instructor/Law Enforcement Classes: Please check back if no classes are scheduled at this time.
Current Private Security Firearms Instructors Only:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective July 1, 2014 - Click Here for Program Update
Added 7/2013 - Off-Duty Law Enforcement for Private Security
Does your agency use or is looking to use off-duty law enforcement for Private Security company work? If so, read the Off-Duty Private Security Agency Work In Washington (and Sworn Officer Flow Chart 7/2013) for information regarding rules.
Instructors – Completed qualification test forms are to be given to the students or their agencies. Do not mail in student forms to the WSCJTC.
**ALL training attendance rosters are to be submitted to
within 10 days of completion of firearms certificate training.
Licensees – All guards, investigators, and bail bond recovery agents that hold current firearms certificates with their armed licenses must recertify on all firearms they use in the course of their duties annually prior to license expiration.
2320 & 2322 Firearms Instructor Initial & Recert Class Shooting Forms
(Forms are all in Microsoft Word or PDF format, click on the form you wish to download)
2323 & 2321 Shotgun Instructor Initial & Recert Class Shooting Forms
2324 & 2325 Rifle Instructor Initial & Recert Class Shooting Forms
Instructor Update Form (View PDF File) (Updated 07/01/2010)
Links for Firearms Instructors (Materials & Training):
For Instructors: Qualification targets can be obtained in the full and half size from the following companies:
Law Enforcement Targets: This company stocks the standard, half, and quarter size targets to accommodate your range environment if you do not see the product you want in the online catalog, call them and they will produce the target for you.
WA State Dept. of Printing General Store: Create new user account, an assortment of targets can be found under the Criminal Justice Training Commission agency link in the store.
Crisis Intervention Team Training: www.cithappens.com
Washington State Patrol’s Criminal History Unit provides the following training:
RAP Sheet Training
Livescan Operations-Fingerprint Training
Ink Fingerprint Training
CrossMatch LiveScan Operations-Fingerprint Training
Washington State Department of Licensing / Phone: 360-664-6611
Additional Training Opportunities: The agency information listed below is a listing only and not endorsed, supported, or funded by the WSCJTC.
Washington State Department of Licensing Bail Bond Recovery Agent Training Referrals from the WA DOL
Pierce County Security, Inc.
Olympic Tactical Instruction, Olympic Tactical & Investigations
Black Tiger Tactical
Fort Discovery Training Center
Survival Systems Ltd.
Instructor Update Form (rev. 07/01/2010)
727 Instructor Roster Fill-In Final.pdf or use the Word version: 727 Instructor Roster 2015.doc (Revised 1/20/2015)