Police Explosives Technicians Validation Course

Course detail

Program area: Explosives training

Course code: PETVC

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
20-01 English Ottawa 2020-06-01 2020-06-12
20-02 English Ottawa 2020-06-15 2020-06-26
20-03 English Ottawa 2020-09-28 2020-10-09
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 4,975.00 $ 1,140.00 $ 841.44 $ 6,956.44
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 9,950.00 $ 1,140.00 $ 841.44 $ 11,931.44


  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost includes weekend stays for the duration of the course and 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)


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



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