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 a virtual classroom 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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for VILT Courses. The VILT Schedule Flyer can be downloaded by clicking here. OBP Training VILT course offerings are listed below.

 

Improvised Explosive Device Construction and Classification (AWR-333)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Public and private sector individuals interested in or required to have a basic awareness of IED construction and classification
Course Length: 75 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: The Improvised 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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the IED Construction and Classification Course.

Improvised Explosive Device Explosive Effects and Mitigation (AWR-337)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Public and private sector individuals who are interested in or require a basic awareness of how to mitigate the explosive effects of IEDs
Course Length: 75 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: The Improvised Explosive Device 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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the IED Explosive Effects and Mitigation Course.

Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle (AWR-334)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Public and private sector individuals who have responsibility for critical infrastructure protection as well as those who are interested in or required to have a basic awareness of terrorist operations and bomb prevention
Course Length: 105 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle Course.

Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness (AWR-338)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Public and private sector individuals who are interested in or required to have a basic awareness of homemade explosives and precursor chemicals
Course Length: 75 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Homemade Explosives and Precursor Awareness Course.

Protective Measures Awareness (AWR-340)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Public or private sector individuals who are required to have information regarding protective measures against IEDs and/or are interested in taking the protective measures performance based course
Course Length: 75 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Protective Measures Awareness Course.

Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items for Bombing Prevention (AWR-335)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Managers and employees of stores that sell homemade explosive precursors, facility managers, public and private sector emergency management representatives, security professionals, and law enforcement
Course Length: 75 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: The Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items 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 and unattended or suspicious item and to whom to report it. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items Course.

Surveillance Detection Principles (AWR-940)

Participants: Max fill 250
Audience: Critical infrastructure owners and operators, public safety officers, emergency managers, security officers, law enforcement officers, private sector security professionals
Course Length: 4 hours
Recommended Prerequisites:

Description: The Surveillance Detection Principles course provides participants with a topical knowledge and introductory skills to recognize hostile surveillance at facilities and events, and foundational knowledge for planning and responding appropriately. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Surveillance Detection Principles Course.