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Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection

VBIED PER-312 7 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Critical Infrastructure Owners and Operators, Public Safety Officers, Emergency Managers, Security Officers, Law Enforcement Officials, and Private Sector Security Professionals 


The Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) Detection course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully and safely inspect for identify and/or respond to vehicle-borne explosive threats.


This is a one day, in-person instructor-led training covering the following topics:

•Vehicle-Borne explosive threat
•Identifying Vehicle-Borne explosives
•Assessment of vehicles and occupant behavior
•Vehicle inspection activity

Course Offerings

No in-person offerings are currently scheduled.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Before you attend, the following courses are recommended prerequisites:

•AWR-333: IED Construction and Classification (Available at

•AWR-337: IED Explosive Effects and Mitigation (Available at

•AWR-338: Homemade Explosive (HME) and Precursor Awareness (Available at


Course registration requires a FEMA SID, to complete the one-time registration process for a FEMA SID please visit:



Continuing Education Credits

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) is authorized by IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) to award CEUs for this activity. 

•International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) – .7 CEUs
•Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) 7 CEUs