"Training the Guardians of Democracy"
Establish high standards and exceptional training to ensure that criminal justice professionals in Washington State have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively protect the life, liberty, and property of the people they serve.

SWAT Basic, Course #0510

This class is 65 hours in length.  Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: Function as part of an entry team or containment team on special, high-risk assignments.  Understand tactics, individual and team movements.

Equipment Needs:

  • At least one handgun
  • At least one semi-automatic rifle (.223 or 9mm)
  • Three magazines per attendee.

Ammunition per person:

  • Handgun—500 rounds
  • Intermediate rifle/sub gun—500 rounds
  • Additional 3 magazines

***Please download and review: Preparing for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission SWAT Physical Ability Test. Choose PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Unlike years past, students will be required to make their own accommodations.


  • Member of SWAT Team
  • Proficient operator with assigned intermediate rifle or (SMG) and handgun
  • Applicants must possess a level of physical fitness which will allow them to fully, actively, & safely participate in this physically demanding course.  It is stongly suggested that applicants meet or exceed the WASPC Physical Fitness Standards of:
    • 35 pushups
    • 35 situps
    • 6 pull-ups
    • 1.5 mile run in 12:30 or less

The WASPC Physical Fitness test will be administered to applicants as an assessment to determine their ability to fully and activiely participate.

Dress Code & Identification:

Visitors attending training at WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus.  If you are not wearing agency identification, you will be asked to check in at the front desk and will be provided with a clip-on visitor's identification card.    

Cost: $600, Non-cancelled no-shows OR students failing the PAT will be charged the full course fee.

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.


Download Firearms Application

Submit Applications to:


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Course, Program, or Policy Questions:

Mike O’Neill

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Phone: 206.835.7375