Post Blast Scene Technicians Course

Course detail

Program area: Explosives training

Course code: PBLAST

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
23-01 English Ottawa 2023-10-23 2023-11-03


  • Accommodations are offered to course participants. Our rooms are subject to availability and the request must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Meal plans are offered to course participants. The specific meal plan must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Travel grant funding is available to our non-federal law enforcement agencies


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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