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Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy, Course #0090

This course is 80 hours in length, completed over a 2-week period at the Burien campus of the WSCJTC. The Basic Equivalency process represents an alternative challenge to the regular Academy program, and is available to previously certified officers upon the request of the respective agency head.  Typically, an equivalency applicant is an officer who must re-certify due to a substantial break in law enforcement employment (60 months or more), or an officer who has attained basic law enforcement certification through successful completion of another state's training academy program.

A Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency certificate places the recipient in the same stead as if he/she had successfully completed the regular academy program.  Such certification requires the fulfillment of certain prerequisites and successful completion of the 80-hour Equivalency Academy consisting of written examinations, practical exercises and orientation training. Please view the WAC 139-05-210 (in PDF format).

NEW CJTC Equivalency Reciprocity Summary (rev 1-2016)

Equivalency Academy Schedule FY'2016 (PDF) *Updated 1.5.2016*

Prerequisite: This course is designed for Law Enforcement personnel only.
Cost: The Training Commission assumes responsibility for all direct training costs for mandatory attendees. Academy students whose home agency is in excess of forty (40) miles, as computed by the Commission, from the Criminal Justice Training Center are considered non-commuting attendees. These students are therefore eligible to receive full meal service and lodging as provided by the WSCJTC, as outlined in RCW 43.101.200 (2).
Application Form: Download the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Application here: Form CJ-1260 BLEA Equivalency Application.doc. This form is also available in the packet at the bottom of the page.
Training Manager's Only: Acceptance packets are available at the bottom of this page.
To Register or for Questions: Contact Amy Mosley
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 206.835.7299
Fax: 206.835.7921
Address: Criminal Justice Training Commission
19010 1st Ave. South  
Burien, WA 98148
Front Desk: 206.835.7300
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Equivalency Registration Packet


The contents of the Equivalency Academy application packet are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the BLEA Registrar, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone: 206.835.7299, Fax: 206.835.7921.

The following forms must be submitted before the registration packet will be considered complete:

Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Application Form CJ-1260 (

Request for Medical Evaluation Form CJ-1261 (Word

Criminal Records Check Form CJ-1252 (Word)
Student Liability Release Form CJ-1253 (Word)
Firearms Proficiency Test Form CJ-1262 (PDF)
Notice of Peace Officer Hire Form CJ-1903 (Word)

Notice of Peace Officer Separation Form CJ-1902 (Word)


Session Session
PT Test
Tac/Asst. Tac Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
0090-3 EQUIV 12/18/2015 N/A R. Hicks February 01 -12, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue S.
Burien WA 98148
In Progress  / None  

BLEA Equivalency Pre-Academy Assignment Instructions
BLEA Recruit Rules and Regulations
***SESSION DATES REVISED 12/07/15*** Please contact Registrar for questions
0090-4 03/08/2016 N/A R. Hicks Apr 25 -May 06, 2016 WSCJTC
19010 1st Ave. S.
Burien WA 98148
Open  / None