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@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).

March 9
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March 11
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March 17
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March 23
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March 25
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March 31
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April 8
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April 20
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June 29
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July 1
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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).

March 9
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March 11
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March 17
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March 23
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March 25
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March 31
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April 1
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April 6
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April 8
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April 14
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April 20
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April 22
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April 28
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May 4
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May 12
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June 1
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June 15
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June 17
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June 23
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June 29
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July 1
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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).

March 9
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Apply
March 11
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March 17
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March 23
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March 25
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March 31
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April 1
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April 6
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April 8
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April 14
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April 20
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April 22
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April 28
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May 4
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May 12
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May 18
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May 20
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June 1
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June 3
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June 9
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June 17
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June 23
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June 29
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July 1
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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).

March 4
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March 10
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March 24
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March 30
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April 15
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April 21
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April 27
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April 29
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May 19
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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).

March 4
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June 22
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June 24
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June 30
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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).

March 4
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March 10
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March 16
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March 18
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March 24
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March 30
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April 7
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April 13
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April 15
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April 21
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April 27
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April 29
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May 5
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May 11
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May 13
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May 19
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May 25
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May 26
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May 27
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June 2
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June 8
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June 10
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June 16
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June 22
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June 24
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June 30
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AWR-341 — IED Awareness and Security Procedures

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness and Security Procedures course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about IEDs and proper safety precautions and procedures for reacting and responding to unattended and suspicious items.

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AWR-349 — HME and Precursor Awareness for Public Safety

The Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness course provides participants with a foundational understanding of HME and common precursor materials. Participants will define HME, explore the considerations involved in a decision by perpetrators to use HME as the explosive for an attack, and will learn to identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HME.

This 60 Minute Independent Study Training (IST) is a self-paced, web based course covering the following topics:

•HME: An imminent danger
•Why would someone use HME?
•What should you look for?
•What do you do if you suspect the presence of HME?
•What should I do if…?

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AWR-903 — Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response

The Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response course is an online independent study training. It uses interactive exercises and case histories of what actually happened during bombing incidents to familiarize participants with the steps necessary to prepare for and respond to a bomb threat.

This 60 Minute Independent Study Training (IST) is a self-paced, web based course covering the following topics:

•Planning for a threat
•Receiving a threat
•After receiving a threat
•School facility considerations
•Office facility considerations
•Medical facility considerations
•Sports facility and mass gathering

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AWR-911 — Bomb-Making Materials Awareness: Your Role

The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness: Your Role course uses an immersive, graphic novel style storytelling approach to educate and empower community members on how to identify and report suspicious activity and purchasing behaviors related to bomb-making materials.

This 40-minute independent study training (IST) is a self-paced, web-based course covering:

 

·         The role the general public, public safety personnel, and fusion centers have in recognizing and reporting suspicious incidents related to bomb-making

·         Indicators of suspicious activities and purchasing behaviors

·         How to report a suspicious incident

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AWR-912 — Chemical Sector Security Awareness Training

The Chemical Sector Security Awareness Training provides participants with the foundational knowledge about security awareness at a chemical facility.

This 60 minute Independent Study Training (IST) is a self-paced, web-based course covering the following topics:

·         Identifying participant’s roles and responsibilities regarding a facility’s security posture

·         Identifying possible activities and behaviors that could potentially pose a security threat to participants and their facility

·         Implementing behaviors and actions that participants can take to increase their facility’s security posture

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AWR-921 — Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training

The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training course is an online independent study training. It teaches participants how to recognize suspicious purchasing behaviors in a retail setting that might indicate Bomb-Making activity and what to do when a suspicious incident occurs.

This in a 35 Minute, Independent Study Training (IST), self-paced and web based course covering the following topics:

•Provides foundational knowledge on the Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP)
•Types of people who build bombs
•Commercially available products
•Suspicious purchases and behaviors
•Reporting a suspicious incident

  

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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.