Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy

New Requirements for Equivalency Academies

Notice to Stakeholders- Changes to Equivalency Academy Process

Notice to Stakeholders- Changes to Equivalency Academy

As specified in WAC 139-05-210, a Law Enforcement agency hiring a lateral entry officer is required to complete the equivalency certification process . This includes the successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy [BLEEA]. In compliance with the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act and education about current laws and patrol tactics, the BLEEA provides instruction on the Washington Model of Policing.

In preparing for the academy, BLEEA participants will be required to complete pre-work prior to arrival to the academy session. The materials will be available electronically when the student registration process is completed by your agency. The pre-course materials include:

  • Mandatory reading material such as Criminal Procedures and related Case Law materials necessary for extensive in-class discussion.
  • Optional reading material to reinforce the classroom learning process.

Class Topics:

(*BLEEA classes that satisfy several post-academy in-service training requirements)

  1. *Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE)
  2. *Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
  3. *Patrol Tactics In-Service (PTI-S)
  4. Criminal Procedures
  5. Criminal Law
  6. Use of Force (HB1310 legal update)
  7. *History of Race and Policing
  8. Peace Officer Certification/Revocation
  9. The Philosophical Warrior

Upon successful completion of the academy, the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency certificate places the recipient in the same stead as if he/she had successfully completed the regular academy program. 

IMPORTANT:  The Basic Training Division has moved to online registration through the WSCJTC Acadis Portal by agency authorized personnel. For technical questions regarding the WSCJTC Acadis Portal please email lms@cjtc.wa.gov. For registration questions please email basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov

 

 

The BLEEA is free for mandated agencies.

View our full cost share sheet for mandated and non mandated agencies here.

Serena Anastasio (Assistant to the Commander)

(206) 835-7299

Who can attend our classes?

This academy is open to previously certified law enforcement officers that meet the requirements of WAC 139-05-210.

Dress Code

Attendees are expected to attend in their agency’s regular-issue patrol/duty uniform (including duty belt and weapon).

Regulation

Upon hire, officers of mandated agencies who qualify for equivalency must attend the first available session following their date of hire per WAC 139-05-210.  

  • Mandated agencies consist of: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad
  • Non mandated agencies include: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Typically, the BLEEA is attended by:

  • Fully commissioned peace officers who have attained commissioned law enforcement status by completing a basic training program in this or another state
  • Persons whose peace officer certification has lapsed because of a break in service for more than twenty-four months but less than sixty months.
  • To read the full list of who qualifies for equivalency, see WAC 139-05-210.

Schedule

BLEEA classes are typically held 0700 to 1700 Monday through Thursday. 

The number of BLEEA classes held per year will vary each year depending on legislative decisions and funding.  The schedules below outline all classes approved for the specified fiscal year.  

Please note: These schedules are subject to change without notice.  Training Officers must read selection notices carefully to ensure they have the correct dates.

BLEEA Fiscal Year 2023 Schedule

Cancellation

Agency's wishing to cancel an applicant must notify the registrar via phone or email.

REQUIRED FORMS

IMPORTANT: The Basic Training Division has moved to online registration through the WSCJTC Acadis Portal by agency authorized personnel. For technical questions regarding the WSCJTC Acadis Portal please email lms@cjtc.wa.gov. For registration questions please email basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov.

To register an applicant for the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy, the following attachments must be included: 

  • Copy of certificate from previous basic training program completed
  • CJ-1262 Firearms Proficiency Test
  • CJ-1251 Statement of Fitness- including Physician Statement
  • CJ-1253 Student Liability Release

All forms are available for download below. Note: The below application document is for your reference only.

Effective May 1st, 2021:

Submitting an incomplete registration request through the Acadis Portal is allowed. However, the request will not be processed until it is completed- it will remain in the queue (Application List) until all prerequisites are attached. Doing this only guarantees a spot in the queue, incomplete requests will not secure a spot in any specific class. Complete registrations are processed into open seats daily on a first-come/first-served basis. Therefore, it is best to submit only complete registration requests, confirming all aspects of the prerequisites are completed, to secure a seat in a class.

Once a request has been submitted through the Acadis Portal, complete or incomplete, only CJTC may make changes to it. Therefore, any prerequisites needing to be attached must be submitted to basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov.

 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date Dates & Hours Location Status Downloads
114 BLEEA 9/13/2022 10/10/2022 - 10/20/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open BLEEA 114 Schedule
115 BLEEA 12/27/2022 1/23/2023 - 2/2/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
116 BLEEA 2/21/2023 3/20/2023 - 3/30/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
117 BLEEA 4/17/2023 5/15/2023 - 5/25/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
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