CIT - Crisis Intervention Team 40hr - Statewide

This 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team Training class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.  The CIT training is designed to provide tools and resources to criminal justice personnel to respond more effectively to individuals in behavioral health crisis.  Officer and first responder safety is priority.  This training provides tools to increase safety for both criminal justice personnel and those in crisis.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • The legal aspects of mental health commitments
  • Liability issues
  • Mental disorders ( including indicators of mental illness)
  • Understanding mental illness
  • Documentation
  • The interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill and their families
  • The mental health system
  • Intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations.

Students may participate in role playing scenarios during this class. Each training class will contain specific details related to training in the student instructions. 

Training Catalog

The Training Catalog reflects current courses offered by Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. For each course, you may view a list of available training and request enrollment for any future events. Click here to view the catalog.

Bob Graham (CIT Statewide and Traffic Program Manager), Glenda Coms (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 372 - 7871

Who can attend our classes?

This class is primarily for Law enforcement officers and deputies within the state of Washington.  Criminal justice, fire, mental health providers, and other emergency responders will be admitted into the class if space is available.


Reimbursement is available for this class. 


Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Crisis Intervention Training is required by all full-time Washington peace officers.  Please review CIT training requirementsWAC 139-09, and RCW 43.101.427 for more details.


Classes are typically held 0800 - 1700 Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted.

Locations vary by session.



Contact your training unit or Training Manager to register you in the Acadis Portal.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$50 no show or late cancellation fee

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status
8062-22 CIT Statewide - 40 Hour 10/24/2022 - 10/28/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Everett Police Department - South Precinct
1121 SE Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA 98208
8062-25 CIT Statewide - 40 Hour 11/7/2022 - 11/11/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Bremerton Olympic College
1600 Chester Road
Bremerton, WA 98337
8062-23 CIT Statewide - 40 Hour 11/14/2022 - 11/18/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Everett Police Department - South Precinct
1121 SE Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA 98208
8062-26 CIT Statewide - 40 Hour 11/28/2022 - 12/2/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Spokane Police Regional Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 98823