Handgun Instructor Level 2

The 40 hour Level II Instructor Course is a vital supplement to the 80 hour Level I Course.

While the Level I course focuses on core competencies necessary to instruct others in safe gun handling, handgun manipulation and marksmanship, the Level II course focuses on diagnosing shooter deficiencies. It provides the current firearms instructor with the much needed tools to identify shooter deficiencies, whether it be trigger control, sighting issues or physical issues surrounding the proper use of the weapon, and then diagnose deficiencies with actual shooters.

  • Develop the skills necessary to identify shooter deficiencies
  • Develop firearms training to correct those deficiencies
  • Develop motor learning components to correct shooter deficiencies
  • Begin development of maintaining fundamental skills while conducting scenario based training

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via our Learning Management System (LMS).

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time

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.

Successful completion of WSCJTC Level 1 Handgun course.

A passing score of 90% on the entrance and manipulation skills shooting test is required.  Both tests will be conducted on day one of the course.  To review the requirements, see our Entry Level Test and Manipulation Skills Entry forms. 

Failure of the entry qualification, (Less than 90% or 450 out of 500 pts) will result in the student being released from the course. Fees will not be waived.

Doug Tangen (Firearms Program Manager), Kena Champion (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7341

Who can attend our classes?

Class is open to active law enforcement officers who meet the perquisites. 

Required Equipment

  • Duty handgun
  • Duty belt
  • Flashlight
  • Instructor ballistic vest
  • Writing material
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Laptop computer
  • Fully functional non-firing red gun (Glock 17R or similar)
  • Baseball cap

Required ammunition

  • 1,000 rounds practice ammo (TMJ only at Burien)
  • 100 rounds frangible (frangible required only at Burien)
  • A minimum of 25 inter training (dummy) rounds

Other required items:

Students are responsible for having the Level 1 manual with them on the first day of class.  The link the manual will be sent one week prior to the class start date.

Pre-Course work

Students are responsible for the content of the Sport Skills Instruction book linked below.  Come prepared to discuss the last 4 chapters of the book (6 – 9).  The handout directing the discussion is linked below.  It will be turned in at the end of the week with completed answers.  The book can be purchased from the link below or any other source (Amazon, Ebay, etc.)

Dress Code

Students attending should wear range appropriate clothing.  Come prepared for all weather conditions.  They should possess agency identification.


To retain your certification, this class should be attended within 3 years of last certification.


May vary depending on range availability.

Burien: Sunday - Thursday (1200 -2100 hrs)

Spokane: Monday - Friday (0800 - 1700 hrs)


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to appliedskills@cjtc.wa.gov to cancel your registration.

$600 no show or late cancellation fee.

Those that fail the entrance exam will charged the full course fee.

Instructors reserve the right to send any student home for safety violations.  No refund.

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
2018-1 Firearms Handgun Instructor Level 2 12/6/2021 - 12/10/2021 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $600
2018-1 Handgun Instructor Level 2 12/5/2022 - 12/10/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $600