Ammunition & Explosives Certification Courses
Why certification training? Here are just a few of the many reasons why Ammunition & Explosives Certification Training is necessary:
- Promote and maintain a high level of safety awareness for individuals and entire organizations.
- Increase technical skills and knowledge. Learn safe procedures and precautions necessary for safe operations.
- Ensure that employees routinely employ safe work practices and maintain a safe work environment.
- Meet employer and employee responsibilities and regulatory requirements found in publications such as DOD 4145.26-M, AMC- R 350-4, AF-M 91 -201, NAVSEA OP5, ATEC-R 385-1, DOE 440.1-1A, NASA STD 8719.12, OSHA CFR 29, DOT CFR 49, ATF CFR 27, and TSA regulations.
- Protect management and supervisory personnel from liability.
- BOTTOM LINE Prevent explosive mishaps.
Who should be certified?
- Anyone who works with or in the presence of ammunition, explosives, weapon systems, explosive components, or explosive material.
- Employees of government organizations, contract companies, and private enterprises that are proactive in establishing and maintaining an effective explosives safety program.
- Managers and supervisors whose actions and policy decisions significantly influence explosives safety.
- Employees of companies that have or may be seeking government contracts that require ammunition & explosives certification.
- Personnel that are subject to training and certification requirements found in proponent publications of DOD, DOE, DOT, OSHA, NASA, ATF, and TSA.
- Certification Course # 101 (16 hours) This 2-day course includes core subjects that cover basic explosives safety. The content of Course # 101 is included in each of our certification courses. Follow the link to see a list of Crs # 101 subjects.
- Certification Course #201 (24 hours) Additional subjects are added to Course # 101 to create a 3-day course that emphasizes safe range operations and demolition procedures. Follow the link to see a list of subjects for Crs # 201.
- Certification Course #202 (24 hours) Emphasis on development, testing, and using artillery & mortar ammunition, small arms ammunition, fuzes, flares, grenades, projected & dropped munitions, submunitions, associated weapon systems and delivery systems, small explosive devices, and aircraft armament systems. Follow the link to see a list of subjects.
- Certification Course #203 (24 hours) Emphasis on development, assembly, disassembly, testing, firing, storage, and transport of rocket and missile systems and components. Follow the link to review the course.
- Certification Course #205 (24 hours) Emphasis on safe handling, testing, loading, and using propellant and pyrotechnic material, systems, and components. Follow the link for details.
- Certification Course #404 (40 hours) Many federal agencies, government organizations, and contract companies require a 40-hour Ammunition & Explosives Certification Course for employee certification. Course # 404 is an extension of Course # 203 which emphasizes rocket and missile systems and components. In addition to the Course # 101 and Course # 203 subjects, Course # 404 includes subjects that offer an in-depth treatment of the subject matter allowing sufficient time to explore practical applications, proven techniques, mishap case studies, and enhanced class participation. Follow the link for a complete list of subjects.
- Certification Course #406 (40 hours) This 40-hour course is an extension of Course # 202 with expanded emphasis on development, testing, and using projected and dropped munitions, fuzes, pyrotechnic devices, grenades, and associated weapon systems. It includes all of the core safety subjects listed under Course # 101 plus the Course # 202 subjects. The subjects and time added to Course # 406 allow for an in-depth treatment of the training material to explore practical applications, proven safe procedures, mishap case studies, and class exercises. Follow the link for a complete list of subjects.