Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

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 September and October VILT flyer can be downloaded from TRIPwire by clicking here. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). 

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.

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  • Classification IEDs
  • Components
  • IED Production

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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  • Blast Analysis
  • Thermal/Incendiary Analysis
  • Fragmentation effects

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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  • Prevent IED attacks
  • Protect against IED attacks
  • Respond to IED attacks

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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  • Identify common precursor chemicals
  • Define HME
  • Identify materials used to make HME

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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  • Identify and mitigate facility security gaps
  • Risk management
  • Three rings of security

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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  • Suspicious items
  • Foundation of potential suspicious behaviors
  • Bombing Prevention Awareness