Public Safety Training and Education

Education, Training, and Certification


 Born from the Washington Association Police Training Officers (WAPTO) association that became defunct in the early 2000’s, the Washington State Association of Public Safety Trainers & Educators (WSAPSTE) encompasses the entire public safety and educator sector. WSAPSTE provides a service to public safety trainers and educators that wish to maintain an instructor certification and curriculum development certification that follows academic and legal rigor.  

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Provides instructor development and possibility for a Washington State Certification through an industry and national benchmark for content and instructors.

  • Professional and Instructor Development
  • Instructor Certification Program
  • Training Manager Certificate
  • Curriculum Certification


The primary mission of the Association is to bring together public safety trainers and educators for the collaboration and exchanging of ideas, increasing public safety through best practice.  


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Washington Association of Public Safety Trainers and Educators

PO BOX 13385 Des Moines, WA 98198 (509) 431-1836