Online Courses

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) courses provide general counter-IED information to a broad audience via online training with a live instructor using Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Adobe Connect platform. Perfect for participants with time availability constraints, most classes are approximately one-hour in length and can be taken independently. For more information and to register, visit the VILT Schedule and Registration webpage. A copy of the July VILT flyer can be downloaded from TRIPwire by clicking here.

 

These web-based courses are self-paced and designed for a broad audience to provide general awareness-level, counter-IED information to public and private sector partners to enhance awareness and response to IED threats. These courses are offered free-of-charge. Download a fact sheet for the Independent Study Training course. 

Description: The Improved Explosive Device (IED) Construction and Classification course provides an overview of the various components required for IED production. The course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about the construction and classification of IEDs, including their function, components, classifications, and how they are constructed.  
Course Length: 60-minutes

Audience: This course is designed for groups up to 50 participants and is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officers

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the IED Explosive Effects Mitigation course.

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Description: The Improved Explosive Device (IED) Explosive Effects and Mitigation course introduces the effects of an explosive detonation. It details the difference between blast, thermal/incendiary, and fragmentation effects, and describes the consequences on various targets. In addition, participants will learn about security measures and best practices that can help prevent or mitigate explosive effects. 
Course Length: 60-minutes

Audience: This course is designed for groups up to 50 participants and is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officers

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

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Description: The Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle course introduces common steps involved in planning and executing terrorist attacks. This course provides participants with the understanding of how to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate attacks that use Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). 
Course Length: 90-minutes

Audience: This course is designed for groups up to 50 participants and is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officers

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 2.0 contact hours towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 2 CEUs towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

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Description: The Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness course provides foundational knowledge on HME and common precursor materials. participants will define HME and learn to identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HME. In addition, participants will learn how HME is used in an attack. 
Course Length: 60-minutes

Audience: This course is designed for groups up to 50 participants and is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officers

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

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Description: The Protective Measures Awareness course introduces how to identify and mitigate facility security gaps. This course provides foundational knowledge about risk management and the three rings of security: physical, procedural/technical, and intelligence protective measures. 
Course Length: 60-minutes

Audience: This course is designed for groups up to 50 participants and is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officers

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

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Description: The Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items for Bombing Prevention course provides participants with a foundational introduction to recognizing and responding to suspicious behaviors and activities related to terrorist or criminal activities. This course also highlights what to do when encountering an unattended or suspicious item and to whom to report it. 
Course Length: 60-minutes

Audience: This course is designed for groups up to 50 participants and is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officials

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

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Description: 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.
Course Length: 60-minutes self-paced

Audience: This course is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officers

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

Website: TRIPwire Counter-IED Training 

Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the IED Awareness and Security Procedures course.

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Description: 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.
Course Length: 60-minutes self-paced

Audience: This course is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officials

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended PrerequisitesNone.

Website: TRIPwire Counter-IED Training

Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Homemade Explosives and Precursor Chemical Awareness for Public Safety course.

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Description: 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.
Course Length: 60-minutes self-paced

Audience: This course is intended for audiences such as:

- Critical infrastructure owners and operators

- Public safety officers

- Emergency managers

- Security officers

- Law enforcement officials

- Private sector security professionals

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended Prerequisites
None.

Website: None.

Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response Course.

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Description: The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training course 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.
Course Length: 60-minutes self-paced

Audience: This course is intended for audiences such as:

-Beauty supply stores

- Home-improvement stores

- Online retailers

- Pool supply retailers

- Other retailers

Accreditation: 1.0 contact hour towards International Association of Continuing Education Units (IACET) and 1 CEU towards Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) if the student's state approves.
Recommended Prerequisites
None.

Website: None.

Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training course.

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