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Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Search Procedures Course

IED Search PER-339
7 Contact Hours


The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Search Procedures course introduces the learner to basic, low risk search protocols. It provides learning activities that allow learners to perform IED searches of a facility, an area, and a route. It provides the learners the information needed to create a search plan for their facility or special event.


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

•Preparing for a search
•Types of searches
•Facility search workshop
•Area search workshop
•Route search workshop
•Search assessment

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