Basic Law Enforcement Academy

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) is Washington’s mandated training academy for all city and county entry-level peace officers in the state.  Through a centralized training model, Washington ensures all officers are equipped with the same base-level understanding of their responsibility to the communities they serve, standards to uphold, and education for effective community-oriented policing .  To facilitate this training, WSCJTC hires exceptional training officers from agencies throughout the state and current subject matter experts.

With a focus on a guardian model of policing, students attend a wide array of courses throughout the 720 academy hours.  A description of the courses covered is available on our Core Block Descriptions page and in our syllabus.  WSCJTC is committed to developing new officers to high standards and providing exceptional training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively protect the life, liberty and property of the people they serve.

A complete breakdown of academy hours is available for download. Additionally, older hour breakdowns are available on our Curricula page.

Washington State does not allow for self-sponsorship to attend BLEA. All students must first be hired by a law enforcement agency who will submit application materials on their behalf. Training must be commenced within six months of hire. For more information, please review RCW 43.101.220 and WAC 193-05-210.

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 Legislature has continued the mandated 25%, plus ammunition, cost share for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Agencies will be billed post the first day of class and payment is expected prior to graduation per RCW 43.101.200.

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 recruits who have been hired by a recognized Washington State law enforcement agency. Sponsoring agencies will submit application materials on the recruits' behalf.

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy must be completed by fully commissioned law enforcement officers of a city, county, or political subdivision of the state of Washington per WAC 139-05-200 and RCW 43.101.200.

Mandated agencies: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad

Non mandated agencies: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Required Equipment

A detailed list of academy equipment required will be distributed to recruits after their passing of the Physical Ability Test (PAT).  This list will also be emailed to training officers listed on the recruits BLEA application.

PAT  attire requirements will be emailed to training officers upon a recruits' selection for a class.

It is the agency's responsibility to provide the recruit with the equipment needed.

Training Officers: If you require a list of equipment in advance, please contact the registrar for our most up-to-date list.


Pre-Course work

Pre-course work for this class is required.  Upon successful completion of the PAT, recruits will receive the pre-academy assignment from their TAC Officers.

Agencies, recruits, and prospective applicants can view UPDATED PAT requirements here. See new PAT scoring sheet here.

Training Officers:  Pre-academy assignments will be emailed directly to the training officer listed on the recruit's BLEA application.

Dress Code

 

Regulation

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy must be completed by fully commissioned law enforcement officers of a city, county, or political subdivision of the state of Washington per WAC 139-05-200 and RCW 43.101.200.

Mandated agencies: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad

Non mandated agencies: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Schedule

BLEA classes are typically held 0715 to 1630 Monday through Friday.  There will be some evening training required.

The number of BLEA 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.

BLEA Fiscal Year 2022 Schedule

BLEA 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 this Academy, the following attachments must be included: 

  • CJ-1251 Statement of Fitness
  • 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.

Agencies wishing to cancel an applicant must notify the registrar via phone or email. 

 

Notices of Hire and Separation can be found on the Certification Information information page. 

 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date PAT Test Date Instructor(s) Dates & Hours Location Status Downloads
833 BLEA 12/21/2021 1/4/2022 Westphal/Deccio 1/19/2022 - 5/25/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 833 Schedule
835 BLEA 1/10/2022 1/25/2022 Shearer / Garcia 2/9/2022 - 6/16/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 835 Schedule
836 BLEA 1/26/2022 2/9/2022 Cheeseman / Russey 2/23/2022 - 6/30/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 836 Schedule
837 BLEA 2/8/2022 2/22/2022 Woodard / Peyton 3/8/2022 - 7/14/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 837 Schedule
838 BLEA 2/22/2021 3/8/2022 Westphal / Woodard 3/22/2022 - 7/28/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 838 Schedule
839 BLEA 3/8/2022 3/22/2022 Smith / Cheeseman 4/5/2022 - 8/10/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
In-Session BLEA 839 Schedule
840 BLEA 3/23/2022 4/5/2022 Cheeseman/ Peyton 4/20/2022 - 8/25/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Closed BLEA 840 July 05 - Grad 4-10 Schedule
841 BLEA 4/6/2022 4/18/2022 Woodard / Russey 5/3/2022 - 9/8/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full BLEA 841 Schedule
842 BLEA 4/19/2022 5/3/2022 Westphal / Russey 5/17/2022 - 9/20/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full BLEA 842 Schedule
843 BLEA 5/4/2022 5/17/2022 Russey / Smith 6/1/2022 - 10/6/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
844 BLEA 5/18/2022 5/31/2022 Cheeseman / Cornmesser 6/14/2022 - 10/20/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
845 BLEA 6/8/2022 6/22/2022 7/6/2022 - 11/9/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
846 BLEA 6/15/2022 6/28/2022 7/12/2022 - 11/16/2022 Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
Open
847 BLEA 6/29/2022 7/13/2022 7/26/2022 - 12/2/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
848 BLEA 7/19/2022 8/2/2022 8/16/2022 - 12/23/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Full
849 BLEA 8/9/2022 8/23/2022 9/7/2022 - 1/18/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
850 BLEA 8/30/2022 9/13/2022 9/27/2022 - 2/7/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
851 BLEA 9/14/2022 10/4/2022 10/18/2022 - 2/22/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
852 BLEA 9/28/2022 10/11/2022 10/25/2022 - 3/8/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
853 BLEA 10/5/2022 10/19/2022 11/1/2022 - 3/15/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
854 BLEA 11/16/2022 11/29/2022 12/13/2022 - 4/21/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
855 BLEA 12/14/2022 12/27/2022 1/10/2023 - 5/17/2023 Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99212
Open
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