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Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Search Procedures Course

IED Search PER-339 7.7 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Public- and Private-Sector Personnel who are or are likely to be designated as members of the search team (e.g., facilities, maintenance, security, engineering, and housekeeping staffs). Law Enforcement and other first responders may also benefit from this course.


The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Search Procedures Course is a one-day course that introduces the student to basic, low-risk search protocols. It provides learning activities that allow students to perform IED searches of a facility, an area, and a route. Students will be assessed through a performance-based assessment on the searches and a multiple-choice test.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Using a bomb-threat management plan, describe the components of the search section.
  • Describe the general procedures to conduct a safe and legal IED search, based on identified priorities.
  • Describe the search procedures for different location scenarios.
  • Working in pairs and using a Room Search Card and Search kit, execute facility, area, and route searches.
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Prerequisites and Requirements

Below are recommended prerequisites, but are not required before attendance: