Explosives Familiarization Course

Course detail

Program area: Explosives training

Course code: EFC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
20-01 English Vancouver 2020-03-03 2020-03-06
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 700.00 $ 700.00
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00


  • The course will take place at Metro Vancouver Transit Police Headquarters building located at 287 Nelson's Court, New Westminster, B.C. Participants from outside the local area should arrive the night before the start date and are responsible for their own meals, accommodations and transportation. Paid parking is available in the underground or free parking in the surrounding residential area.
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


This course focuses on the effects and nature of explosives, improvised explosive devices and related potential hazards. Students examine theoretical applications, review the effects and nature of explosives and how explosives are used by criminals and terrorists. A significant amount of time is dedicated to specific explosion demonstrations and practical exercises.

Format and delivery

Length of course: 4 days

Class size: maximum 24 students

Delivery setting: theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components are conducted at an explosive range.

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



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