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


Available Sessions are located in the ACADIS List of Available Training.  To see those sessions and for registration, please follow this link – Available Training.

Once on this training page, locate the “FILTERS” button at the top right-hand side of the page.

In the “Keyword” Field, type –2018 and then hit the APPLY button.

All available sessions will be displayed.  For more information on each session, click the individual session.

Contact your agency ACADIS training manager to register.  

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.

Chris Williams (Firearms Program Manager), Ciara Colon (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 786-8951

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.


Class hours are 0800-1700, Monday – Friday, with the exception of State and Federal Holidays. 


To cancel registration, send email to appliedskills@cjtc.wa.gov . Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to class.