Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
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)
Police explosives technicians perform render safe procedures using different equipment (e.g. disrupters, robots, bomb suits and protective gear). They also perform their duties using different techniques, including hook and line, searches, and hand dismantling. This course teaches students how and when to use equipment and related techniques in order to deal with explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Students must already have a theoretical understanding of explosives and be able to identify the components of an IED, how it is initiated and how it functions.
Format and delivery
Length of course
maximum 12 students
theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components are conducted at the explosives range
Ability to identify triggering devices and other components of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Ability to interpret x-ray images to identify components of IEDs.
Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures when using explosive ranges.
Ability to initiate an explosive charge using the non-electric method, the electric method and shock tube.
Ability to use disrupter weapons on IEDs.
Ability to use bomb disposal suits and related equipment.
Ability to use and maintain the robot.
Ability to use hook and line techniques to move suspect packages.
Ability to conduct searches of vehicles that may contain an IED.
Ability to perform render safe procedures on IEDs.
Ability to hand dismantle an IED during a category "A" incident.
Understanding how to use forensic laboratories services.
Ability to dispose of explosives.
Ability to recognize and dispose of homemade explosives.
Ability to describe current trends and terrorist activities.
Ability to identify roles and responsibilities as a first responder during a CBRN threat.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
This course is offered to:
Police personnel who are required to perform the functions of police explosives technicians (PET)
Departments considering the establishment of an Explosives Disposal Unit/Explosives Response Unit may be considered
Others will be considered on an individual basis by the course coordinator. Additional documentation may be required by the participant from their immediate supervisor to justify their need to register for the course.
A pre-course training package must be completed. A minimum mark of 80% on all pre-course assessments is required to attend the onsite portion of the course.
Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments.
Various evaluation methods are used, including assessment of case study, peer evaluation, final exam, and range exercise.
Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor.