The Police & Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy partnered with Washington State’s Criminal Justice Training Commission. To date, over 700 chaplains from the Northwest and as far away as the Philippines and Papua New Guinea have attended the chaplain academy. We are dedicated to equipping police and fire chaplains with the skills needed to safely and effectively function in each and every emergency response environments. The program provides 44 hours of classroom training, 12 hours of direct contact experience and 3 hours of seminar training. (Click On – Photo Slider – To View Larger Photos)
The Police & Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy trains twice yearly, usually in October and May. Registration is on Sunday afternoon of the Academy week with the final meal offered noon on Friday of Academy week.
The Police & Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy is located on the campus of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center (WCJTC), 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, Washington.
Yes there will be transportation. You may request transportation information from the hotel when you register. (A reminder to them the day before you travel is helpful.)
In addition to class wear, a warm coat and heavy shoes for the field exercise; laptop, as all of the class materials will be given to you on a thumb drive or will be downloadably from Dropbox to any compatible device … no notebooks. You may also want to bring a camera to record your experiences.
We understand that emergencies come up. However, in order to graduate you will need to be in attendance at and complete class assignments. If you cannot do so, we will be happy to enroll you in the next academy so that you may finish up. If you intend to accomplish personal business while here please do so outside of Academy hours.
Business casual to include slacks and polo shirt, open collar dress shirt, etc. Please no casual wear such as shorts, athletic shoes, etc.
Direct contact hours are those four-hour blocks of time that you will spend in direct contact with those you are training to serve. In order to train effectively., there must be first hand exposure to those we serve.
All of the meals are served cafeteria style with sufficient choices to meet nearly any dietary need. If you have specific needs please contact the Academy Registrar.
Meals are cafeteria style thus most needs can be met, however, in special case please give us plenty of notice.
Because individual tastes vary widely it is hard to answer however there is variety and choice. In two chaplain events that I attended no complaints were received concerning the price, quantity, quality, and variety of the food available.
We expect that you will use your cell phone while you are at the Academy but please understand that all student cell phones will be switched off during class time. Calls may be made or received at other times.
Due to the location of the training it is necessary for all trainers and trainees to have a current background check.
Yes, you may invite family, friends, department personnel, and others to graducation. You might invite them for dinner and then there will be a reception following.
We consider this a formal occasion. If you have a dress uniform please wear it. If not we recommend coat and tie for men and dresses or pants suits for women.
PFCTA offers two housing options for our out of area students. Both are in close proximity to the airport and equal distance from the training academy:
Holiday Inn Express
19621 International Blvd.
The Holiday Inn Express offers shuttle service to and from the airport as well as daily shuttle service to the training academy.
Booking: 1-800-315-2621 or on the internet: www.hiexpress.com
1933 International Blvd.
SeaTac, WA 98188
As prices may change during the year, please call the hotels and request the current rate for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center
October 15th – 20th, 2017
Please Note: Registrants must complete all four (4) registration steps. Incomplete registrations may be delayed or denied. Spots fill up fast.
Academy training is provided at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien, Washington. ( Google Maps Directions )
The Police and Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy is pleased to cooperate with the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) and the Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC) in offering a blending of classes that meets the standards of these organizations, qualifying our graduates to apply for the Basic Credential from either organization. The links below are offered for your convenience as you consider membership or seek other information.
International Conference of Police Chaplains
- Introduction to Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
- Death Notifications
- Stress Management (CISM, PTSD & Burnout)
- Ceremonies & Events
- Confidentiality and Legal Liability
- Responding to a Crisis
- Law Enforcement Family
- Substance Abuse
- Officer Injury & Death
- Sensitivity and Diversity
Federation of Fire Chaplains
- Foundations of Fire Chaplaincy
- Personhood of the Fire Chaplain
- Ministry to Crisis Victims
- Ministry to Personnel
- Incident Command System
- Chaplain Safety
- Confidentiality & Professionalism
- Death Notification