Field Training Officer Academy

This 40 hour course presents the FTO model (sometimes called the San Jose Model program) to field trainers engaged in training those who have recently completed the BLEA, Corrections or Equivalency academies.  Classroom topics will include:

  • The composition and components of the FTO program
  • Adult learning theories, principles and styles
  • Developing and presenting lesson materials
  • The Coach-Pupil Method of instruction
  • Duties and responsibilities of program personnel
  • Use of evaluation tools (DOR, SEG)


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 –0681 and then hit the APPLY button.

All available FTO Sessions will be displayed.  For More information on each session, click the individual session.

Contact your agency ACADIS training manager to register.  

Active employment as a Field Training Officer.
Tom Hill (FTO, PTO, Reserve Academies Program Manager), Ciara Colon (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7344

Who can attend our classes?

This course is available to those that are actively employed as a Field Training Officer.

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.

Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.


Monday – Friday, 0800 – 1700 unless otherwise noted. 


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

$95 no show or late cancellation fee.