Shotgun Instructor Recertification

This class is a recertification of Shotgun Instructor Course #2018 and is now a 16 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification. This course will provide the current shotgun instructor with the contemporary techniques and theories. The course topics are as follows:

  • Shotgun Instructor Manual Review
  • Shotgun deployment & manipulation exercises
  • Shotgun Marksmanship Qualifications
  • Introduce participants to contemporary techniques & theories for instruction

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via Acadis

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Participants will be notified two weeks prior to the course of their registration acceptance OR any course cancellation.

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 Patrol Shotgun, course #2043 and Handgun Instructor Recertification, course #2015.

A shooting test will be administered the morning of class.  A passing score is required to continue on with the class.  Please review the 25 yard range and the skills test documents under "Required Forms" for regulations.

Chris Williams (Firearms Program Manager), Mariah Collier (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 786-8959

Who can attend our classes?

This class is open to active law enforcement personnel who meet the prerequisites.

Required Equipment

  • Agency-issued/approved shotgun pump or semi-auto, with sling and side saddle or other spare ammunition storage device capable of being attached to the weapon.  All applicants should bring a duplicate spare shotgun and a less lethal shotgun.
  • Duty handgun and Patrol duty belt with minimum of 3 magazines
  • Dummy training shotgun with sling (red or blue-ASP or Ring's)
  • Eye protection (including clear glasses for night firing)
  • Hearing protection - electronic headphones and earplugs
  • Copy of your agency's firearms and less lethal policies
  • One duty flashlight and one backup
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • BDU type pants with cargo pockets
  • Baseball cap
  • Body armor
  • Laptop and flashdrive
  • The following are not required, but recommended
    • Rain poncho/parka
    • Water bottle
    • Knee pads
    • Elbow pads

Required Ammunition

  • 10 dummy shotgun rounds.
  • 250 rounds of 00 Buckshot (reduced recoil recommended for pumps)
  • 100 slug rounds
  • 50 rounds of practice ammo for duty pistol
  • 50 rounds of less lethal ammunition

Other Required Materials

Students must read and be prepared to identity the components of the following book:

Students are required to have access to a copy of the manual that they received in Level 1.

Pre-Course work

Students are responsible for reviewing the content of the Sport Skills Instruction book below.  Come prepared to discuss the first 5 chapters of the book.  (The final chapters will be discussed in Level II).  The book can be purchased from the link below or used from a variety of sources.  (Amazon, Ebay, etc.). 

Dress Code

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


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


To cancel registration, send email to . Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to class. 


Students are required to submit the following information with your application (either on-line or on the paper application).

  • Make of patrol shotgun
  • Model of patrol shotgun

Review the documents below for requirements of the entrance qualification test.

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
2028-5 Shotgun Instructor Recertification 3/10/2023 Lakewood Police Department
9401 Lakewood Drive Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499
Open $150
2028-6 Shotgun Instructor Recertification 4/14/2023 Spokane Police Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 98823
Open $150
2028-1 Shotgun Instructor Recertification 7/27/2023 Richland Training Center
3230 Twin Bridges Road
Richland, WA 99354
Open $150