Post Blast Scene Technicians Course

Course detail

Program area: Explosives training

Course code: PBLAST

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
Not available - - -
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 3,200.00 $ 1,140.00 $ 841.44 $ 5,181.44
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 4,575.00 $ 1,140.00 $ 841.44 $ 6,556.44


  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)
  • Parts of this course are conducted outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.


This course prepares students to investigate a post blast scene by reviewing the theory and effects of explosives and by drawing on information and evidence from previously investigated post blast scenes. Students conduct post blast scene evaluations using their respective departmental standard operational plans and the recommended outfitting of an Explosives Disposal Unit command post. The course includes practicing effective search and sift patterns, evidence collection, recording, packaging and storage of evidence. Time is also dedicated to the evaluation of physical evidence at the scene. Together with support agencies (e.g. public forensic laboratories, legal experts), students study case evidence and prepare for a simulated court presentation.

Format and delivery

Length of course: 10 days

Class size: maximum 24 students

Delivery setting: theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components are conducted at the explosives range.

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



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