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First Level Supervisors and Middle Managers Only
Career Level Certification is mandated for law enforcement and corrections personnel who are first level supervisors and middle-managers.  The mandate is contained in
RCW 43.101.350.  If you are a first-level supervisor or a mid-level manager, follow the steps below to become career-level certified. If you are not currently a first-level or mid-level manager, you may take the core and elective leadership courses, but you cannot become career level certified.

 



STEP 1

First Level Supervisor Certification
If you are a first-level supervisor, you are required to be certified as a first-level supervisor within one year of being in the role of a first level supervisor.  To become certified you need to do the following things before you can be certified as a first-level supervisor:

  1. Successfully complete the 40 hour First Level Supervisory Course within six months of being promoted to a first level supervision position
  2. Successfully complete 40 hours of electives within 4 years from the application date.
  3. Serve in a 1st level supervisory position for at least 12 months

 

Middle Manager Certification
If you are a middle level manager, you are required to be certified as a middle level manager within one year of being in the role of a middle level manager. To become certified you need to do the following things before you can be certified as a middle level manager:

  1. Successfully complete the 40 hour Middle Management Course within six months of being promoted to a first level supervision position
  2. Successfully complete 40 hours of  Leadership Electives within 4 years from the application date.
  3. Serve in a middle manager position for at least 12 months

 

Executive Level Certification
Currently not mandated.

STEP 2

Submit Your Application- EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2011 -  Career Level Certification applications must be scanned (with signature) and submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Faxed or Mailed application will not be accepted, after June 1, 2011.


Once you have taken the required core course, the required 40 hour electives, and been a manager at the required level (first or mid) for at least a year, you then must complete the Career Level Certification Application:

First Level Supervision Certification Application: Download in   PDF or Word format. REVISED 5/11

Middle Management Certification Application: Download in PDF or Word  format. REVISED 5/11


 STEP 3

Wait for your application to process
WSCJTC will send you a confirmation of your certification status either via email or a letter. Please allow at least 8 weeks for your certification paperwork to process.

Still have questions?
Review the
Frequently Asked Questions or contact Sacheie Coaxum, Registrar and Career Level Certification Program Assistant at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (206) 835-7340.