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Homeland Security - Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP)

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@cisa.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).

July 17
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
July 24
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
July 31
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 7
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 15
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 22
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 29
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 3
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 10
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 17
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 25
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 2
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 9
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 17
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 24
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 31
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply

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).

July 18
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
July 25
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
August 1
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 8
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 15
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 22
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 27
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 4
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 11
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 18
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 26
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 3
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 10
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 15
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 22
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 29
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply

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).

July 17
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
July 24
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
August 1
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 8
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 15
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 20
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 27
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
September 3
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 10
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 18
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 25
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
October 2
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 10
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 17
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 24
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 29
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply

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.[75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

July 17
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
July 25
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Apply
August 1
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
August 8
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
August 13
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
August 21
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
August 29
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Apply
September 3
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
September 11
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
September 18
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
September 25
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Apply
October 3
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
October 10
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
October 17
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
October 22
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
October 29
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Apply

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).

July 23
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
July 31
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 7
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 14
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 21
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 28
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
September 5
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 12
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 17
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 24
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
October 1
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 9
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 16
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 23
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 31
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply

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).

July 24
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
July 31
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 7
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 14
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 22
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 29
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
September 5
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 10
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 17
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 24
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
October 2
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 9
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 16
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 24
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 31
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply

AWR-939 — Introduction to Bomb Threat Management (IBTM)

Provides learners foundational knowledge on domestic bomb threat data, the Office for Bombing Prevention BTMP process, elements of a bomb threat plan, and the overall impact of bomb threats.[75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

July 18
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
July 23
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
July 30
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 6
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 13
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 20
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 27
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
September 4
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 12
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 19
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 26
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
October 1
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 8
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 15
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 23
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 30
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply

AWR-943 — Suspicious Activity Recognition for Bombing Prevention (SAR BP)

Provides participants with the knowledge and skills to identify suspicious activity for bombing prevention related to a facility/system or a planned or unplanned event. The course includes an introduction to the BOMBER acronym and an overview of baseline behaviors, operational indicators, materials acquisition and storage, bomb-making activities, elicitation, and reporting mechanisms.[75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

July 18
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
July 25
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
July 30
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 6
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 13
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 20
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 28
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 4
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 11
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 19
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 26
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
October 3
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 8
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 15
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 22
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 30
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply

AWR-945 — Bomb Threat Assessment

Provides the participants foundational knowledge on the assessment and evaluation of bomb threats and related responses and considerations. This course introduces types of threats, the threat assessment process, and the implementation of a Bomb Threat Management (BTM) plan.[75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

July 23
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
July 30
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 6
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
August 14
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
August 21
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
August 28
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
September 5
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
September 12
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
September 19
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
September 24
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 1
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 8
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
October 16
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
October 23
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
October 30
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply

AWR-999 — Introduction to Bomb Threat Management

Provides overview of the risk management process as it applies to bomb threat management planning and response actions.[90 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

No offerings at this time.

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IED Awareness and Safety Procedures
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HME PAPS AWR-349
HME and Precursor Awareness for Public Safety
More info Apply
BTPR AWR-903
Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response
More info Apply
BMMA YR AWR-911
Bomb-Making Materials Awareness: Your Role
More info Apply
CSSAT AWR-912
Chemical Sector Security Awareness Training
More info Apply
BMMA ET AWR-921
Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training
More info Apply
SAR BP AWR-943-W
Suspicious Activity Recognition for Bombing Prevention, Web-Based Delivery
More info Apply
OBP TtT R AWR-946
Office for Bombing Prevention Train the Trainer Refresher
More info Apply
HRES PER-939
High-Risk Explosives Sweep
More info Apply

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 cisa.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
  • Instructors will validate the registration during login
  • Post-test and 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. There is no requirement to download Adobe Connect to your computer or device, you can access Adobe Connect through the internet.