Homeland Security

Office for Bombing Prevention

The Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) leads the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to implement the National Policy for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (PDF) (National Counter-IED policy) and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the use of explosives against critical infrastructure; the private sector; and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial entities.

Learn more about the Office for Bombing Prevention

Contact by email at obp@hq.dhs.gov

Registration will close 2 business days prior to the scheduled start date. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

AWR-333 — Improvised Explosive Device Construction and Classification (IED-CC)

Provides an overview of the construction and classification of IEDs. Participants will acquire basic knowledge of IEDs, including their function, components, classifications, and how they are constructed. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

April 9
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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April 15
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 21
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 23
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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April 29
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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May 5
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 7
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 13
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 19
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 21
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 27
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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June 2
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 4
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 10
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 16
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 18
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 24
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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AWR-337 — Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Explosive Effects Mitigation (IED-EEM)

Introduces participants to the effects of detonations and details the difference between blast, thermal/incendiary, and fragmentation effects and the destructive consequences of each on various targets. It also describes security measures and best practices that can help prevent or mitigate explosive effects. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

April 9
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 15
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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April 21
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 23
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 29
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
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May 5
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 7
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 13
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 19
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 21
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 27
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
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June 2
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 4
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 10
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 16
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 18
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 24
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
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AWR-338 — Homemade Explosive (HME) and Precursor Awareness (HME-P)

Provides a basic understanding on HMEs and common precursor materials. Participants will define HMEs, explain the considerations perpetrators have when evaluating whether or not to use HMEs as the explosive for an attack, and identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HMEs. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

April 9
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 15
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 21
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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April 23
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 29
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 5
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 7
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 13
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 19
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 21
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 27
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 2
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 4
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 10
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 16
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 18
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 24
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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AWR-334 — Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle (ITAC)

Introduces a conceptual model of common steps that terrorists take in planning and executing terrorist attacks. Participants will acquire basic knowledge of how terrorists operate and be better able to counter potential attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by being able to identify the signs of a possible attack and responding appropriately and effectively. [105 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

April 8
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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April 14
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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April 16
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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April 22
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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April 28
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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April 30
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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May 6
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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May 12
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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May 14
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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May 20
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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May 26
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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May 28
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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June 3
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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June 9
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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June 11
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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June 17
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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June 23
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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June 25
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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AWR-340 — Protective Measures Awareness (PMA)

Introduces participants to identifying and filling facility security gaps and provides foundational knowledge on risks, risk management, and the three rings of security: physical protective measures, procedural/technical protective measures, and intelligence protective measures. Participants will acquire the background knowledge needed to devise appropriate protective measures based on the varied and unique characteristics of individual facilities. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

April 8
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 14
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 16
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 22
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 28
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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April 30
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 6
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 12
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 14
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 20
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 26
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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May 28
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 3
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 9
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 11
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 17
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 23
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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June 25
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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AWR-335 — Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items for Bombing Prevention (RSBI)

Provides an overview of appropriate responses to suspicious behaviors and items by differentiating normal and abnormal behaviors and highlighting appropriate responses to potential terrorist or criminal activity. It also discusses the differences between unattended and suspicious items, and the responses for each situation. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

April 8
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 14
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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April 16
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 22
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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April 28
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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April 30
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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May 6
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 12
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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May 14
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 20
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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May 26
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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May 28
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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June 3
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 9
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
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June 11
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 17
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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June 23
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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June 25
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
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Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) Awareness Courses

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) courses provide general awareness level counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) information to a broad audience through an on-line virtual training experience with a live instructor. These courses enhance participants’ awareness and capability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate attacks that use IEDs against people, critical infrastructure, and other soft targets. Perfect for participants with time availability constraints, they can be taken as stand-alone courses or serve as prerequisites for many of the instructor-led courses provided by the Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP).

For more information on our courses please visit the Bombing Prevention Training page on dhs.gov.

Instructions

  • To register select the desired course from the schedule and click apply Note: Registration will close 2 business days prior to the scheduled start date
  • Two business days prior to training, you will receive an email with additional information:
    • Course-specific info
    • On-Line Virtual Classroom link and login instructions
    • Phone Bridge number and pin
  • Instructors will validate the registration during login
  • Post course survey will be required to obtain a certificate of training

Equipment Requirements

To participate in the training session, you will need a laptop, desktop or mobile device with internet access that is capable of running Adobe Connect. Smart phones and tablets may be able to download the Adobe Connect App from the appropriate App Store.

A phone (landline or cellular) will be necessary to call into the Phone Bridge.

Participation via the On-Line Virtual Classroom and the Phone Bridge is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.