Police Explosives Technicians Validation Course

Course detail

Program area: Explosives training

Course code: PETVC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
23-01 English Ottawa 2023-03-13 2023-03-24
23-02 English Ottawa 2023-06-19 2023-06-30
23-03 English Ottawa 2023-08-21 2023-09-01


  • 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


The course is for Police Explosives Technicians (PETs) who require recertification. RCMP PETs are required to successfully complete this course within three to five years of initial qualification of the Police Explosives Technicians and Radiography (PETC), and each subsequent period thereafter. The same is recommended for PETs from other police services. The validation course ensures continued competence in the skills and procedures previously acquired in the PETC and updates students on new equipment, procedures and devices being encountered in the field.

Format and delivery

Length of course
10 days
Class size
maximum 12 students
Delivery setting
theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components are conducted at the explosives range

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



For more details or other information about the course, please email

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