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Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection

7.5 Contact Hours


The Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) Detection course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully and safely inspect for identify and/or respond to vehicle-borne explosive threats.


This is a one day, in-person instructor-led training covering the following topics:

•Vehicle-Borne explosive threat
•Identifying Vehicle-Borne explosives
•Assessment of vehicles and occupant behavior
•Vehicle inspection activity

Target Audience

Critical Infrastructure Owners and Operators, Public Safety Officers, Emergency Managers, Security Officers, Law Enforcement Officials, and Private Sector Security Professionals 

Prerequisites and Requirements

Before you attend, the following courses are recommended prerequisites:

•AWR-333: IED Construction and Classification (Available at

•AWR-337: IED Explosive Effects and Mitigation (Available at

•AWR-338: Homemade Explosive (HME) and Precursor Awareness (Available at


Course registration requires a FEMA SID, to complete the one-time registration process for a FEMA SID please visit:



Continuing Education Credits

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) is authorized by IACET (International Accreditors of Continuing Education and Training) to award CEUs for this activity. 

•International Accreditors of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) – .7 CEUs
•Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) 7 CEUs


2/11 – 2/16/2024