Homeland Security

Office for Bombing Prevention

Upcoming VILTS

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

Improvised Explosive Device Construction
and Classification (IED-CC)

Provides foundational knowledge on the construction and classification of IEDs. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

September 27
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
October 11
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
October 17
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
October 19
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
October 25
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 31
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
November 2
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
November 15
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
December 5
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
December 7
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
December 13
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply

Improvised Explosive Device Explosive
Effects Mitigation (IED-EEM)

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of explosives effects. Details the difference between blast, thermal/incendiary, and fragmentation effects and describes the destructive consequences of each type of effect on a target. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

September 26
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
October 10
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
October 12
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
October 18
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
October 24
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 26
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
November 1
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
November 14
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
November 16
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
December 6
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
December 12
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
December 14
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply

Homemade Explosives Awareness and
Precursor Awareness (HME-P)

Provides foundational knowledge on HMEs and common precursor materials that are used to build IEDs. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

September 26
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 10
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 12
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 18
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 24
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Apply
October 26
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Apply
November 1
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
November 15
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
December 6
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
December 12
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
December 14
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply

Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle (ITAC)

Introduces a model of the terrorist attack cycle that describes the nature of terrorist surveillance, target selection, planning and other activities that occur before and immediately after an attack. [105 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

September 26
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Apply
September 28
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Apply
October 11
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
October 17
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
October 19
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
October 25
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Apply
October 31
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
November 2
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
November 15
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Apply
December 5
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
December 7
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply
December 13
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Apply

Protective Measures Awareness (PMA)

Provides an overview of the risk management process, surveillance detection and the development of appropriate protective measures on facility characteristics. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

September 27
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
September 28
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
October 11
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
October 17
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
October 19
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
October 25
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
October 31
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
November 2
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
November 14
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
November 16
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
December 5
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
December 7
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Apply
December 13
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply

Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items (RSBI)

Introduces the learner to the difference between normal and suspicious behaviors, physical characteristics that are not easily changeable and those that are, and the difference between unattended and suspicious items. Provides strategies and resources for responding to and reporting suspicious activities. [75 Min]

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

September 27
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Apply
September 28
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Apply
October 10
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
October 12
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
October 18
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
October 24
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
October 26
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Apply
November 1
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
November 14
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Apply
November 16
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Apply
December 6
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
December 12
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply
December 14
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Apply


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 OBPTraining@HQ.DHS.GOV

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. 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.