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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).

January 31
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 2
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 7
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 8
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 14
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 16
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 21
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
February 22
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 28
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 1
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 2
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 8
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 9
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 14
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 16
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 22
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 23
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 28
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
March 29
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 4
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 5
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 11
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 13
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 18
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 19
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 26
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 27
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).

February 2
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 8
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 16
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 22
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
March 1
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 8
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 14
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 22
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 29
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
April 4
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 12
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 20
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 25
6:00 PM to 7:15 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).

February 2
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 8
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 16
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 22
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
March 1
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 8
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 14
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 22
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 29
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Apply
April 4
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 11
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 20
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 25
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).

February 1
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
February 9
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
February 15
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
February 23
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Apply
March 7
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
March 15
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
March 21
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
March 30
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Apply
April 6
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
April 13
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM Apply
April 19
11:00 AM to 12:45 PM Apply
April 25
4:00 PM to 5:45 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).

January 31
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 9
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 15
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 21
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 2
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 15
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 23
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 28
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 5
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 13
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 18
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 26
6:00 PM to 7:15 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).

January 31
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 1
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 7
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 9
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 14
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
February 15
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 21
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
February 23
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
February 28
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 2
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 7
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 9
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 15
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 16
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 21
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 23
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 28
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
March 30
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
April 5
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 6
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 11
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 12
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 18
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 20
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 26
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Apply
April 27
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply

AWR-945 — Bomb Threat Assessment for Decision Makers

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).

February 1
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Full
February 7
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Full
February 14
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
February 23
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
February 28
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 7
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 9
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 16
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
March 21
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
March 30
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
April 6
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Apply
April 12
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 19
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Apply
April 27
4:00 PM to 5:15 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).

January 30
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Apply
IED ASP AWR-341
IED Awareness and Safety Procedures
More info Apply
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
OBP TtT R AWR-946
Office for Bombing Prevention Train the Trainer Refresher
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.