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)

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.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

Active employment as a Field Training Officer.
Tom Hill (FTO, PTO, Reserve Academies Program Manager), Sacheie Coaxum (Division Administrator)

(206) 835-7329

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.


Class will be held Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations are listed below.


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

$95 no show or late cancellation fee

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
0681-30 FTO Academy 9/27/2021 - 10/1/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Vancouver PD Training Center
521 Southeast Chkalov Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683
Open $95
0681-29 FTO Academy 10/18/2021 - 10/22/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Northwest Church
19820 Scribner Lake Road
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Cancelled $95
0681-25 FTO Academy 10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021 Lewis County Sheriff's Office
345 West Main Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Open $95
0681-27 FTO Academy 10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Federal Way Police Department
33325 8th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Open $95
0681-2 FTO Academy 11/1/2021 - 11/5/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1800
Grant County Sheriff's Office
35 C Street Northwest
Ephrata, WA 98823
Open $95
0681-28 FTO Academy 12/6/2021 - 12/10/2021 The Grove Church
4705 Grove Street
Marysville, WA 98270
Open $95