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Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy, Course #0090

 This course is 80 hours total, completed over 9 weeks, with about 6 to 8 hours per week of expected participation and homework. The final week will include 2 days on-site at the Burien campus of the WSCJTC.The basic equivalency process represents a challenge to the regular Academy program, and is available to previously certified officers upon the request of the respective agency head.  Typically, an equivalency applicant is an officer who must re-certify due to a substantial break in law enforcement employment, or an officer who has attained basic law enforcement certification through successful completion of another state's Academy program.


A Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency certificate places the recipient in the same stead as if he/she had successfully completed the regular Academy program.  Such certification requires the fulfillment of certain prerequisites and successful completion of the 80-hour Equivalency Academy consisting of written examinations, practical exercises and orientation training. Please view the WAC 139-05-210 (in PDF format).

Prerequisite:   This course is designed for Law Enforcement personnel only.
Cost:   The Training Commission assumes responsibility for all direct training costs for mandatory attendees. Academy students whose home agency is in excess of forty (40) miles, as computed by the Commission, from the Criminal Justice Training Center are considered non-commuting attendees. These students are therefore eligible to receive full meal service and lodging as provided by the WSCJTC, as outlined in RCW 43.101.200 (2).
Application Form: Download the Basic Law Enforcement Equivalency Application # 1260. Download now: Word Version.
This application is also available in the packet at the bottom of this page.
Training Manager's Only: Acceptance packets are available online at the bottom of this page.
To Register or for Questions: Contact BLEA Registrar
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Phone: 206.835.7299
Fax 206.835.7921
Address: Criminal Justice Training Commission
19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148
Phone: 206.835.7300
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Equivalency Academy Acceptance Packet
The contents of the Equivalency Academy Acceptance packet are listed below. Make sure you download each file. If you have any questions, please contact the BLEA Registrar, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone: 206.835.7299, Fax 206.835.7921.

Equivalency Packet in Word / PDF Version

Equivalency Application Form 1260 (Word format)
Equiv Instructions (PDF format
Liability Release (Word format)
CJTC Map (PDF format)
Basic Handgun Proficiency Course (Word format)
Student Master Input Form (Word format)
Criminal Records Check (Word format)
Medical Evaluation (Word format)