Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification – Basic / Intermediate
Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification

Duration: 6 Day Hands-on Training HOST A COURSE
Course Code: FE-TBC101
Cost: $1595.00


Course Introduction:

This comprehensive Explosive Breaching course is geared toward law enforcement and military personnel who possess the professional need to gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to obtain an Active or Operational Explosive Breacher status, build an Explosive Breaching Program for their agency, and/ or  expand and enhance on an existing one. The training is specially designed to teach participants the necessary skills required to become successful operational breachers and instill within them the knowledge and physical capabilities to deploy these skills in real-world situations.

The 6 day hands-on training will take students from the basic/ beginning level of explosive breaching and gradually progress them into intermediate materials. A great emphasis is given to the real-life application of this breaching method under various tactical conditions. Students will be taught, drilled, and tested in all aspects of explosive breaching to include: charge calculation, charge construction, target analysis, proper deployment, tactical considerations, and various issues pertaining to liability.

This course is taught exclusively by POST certified instructors who possess real-world operational experience in field of explosive breaching.

Course Prerequisites:

Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel.


Target Audience:
  •  Personnel whose experience within their agency/ entity surpasses entry level positions
  • Sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return
  • Assigned to one of the following positions within their respective agency/ entity:
    • Member of tactical team, emergency response unit
    • Member of Bomb Tech/ EOD team
    • Other specialized units which require operational knowledge and capacities in the field of explosive breaching
    • Instructor specializing in tactical operations, explosives, breaching methods, or related fields
Training Topics:
  • Explosive Familiarization
  • Explosive Concepts and Terminology
  • Breaching Explosives
  • Priming Systems
  • Target Analysis (Pre- and Post-Breaching)
  • Charge Configurations
  • Charge Employment and Effects
  • Alternate Methods of Breaching
  • Misfire Procedure
  • Tactical Considerations and Deployments
  • Charge Calculations To Include:
    • Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.)
    • Minimum Safe Distances (MSD)
    • Internal Overpressure (IOP)
    • Estimation of Collateral Damage
    • Operational Limitations of Calculations
  • Breaching Hazards and Safety
    • Documentation and Liability
    • Storage and Transportation
  • Breacher’s Responsibilities
    (Operational and Administrative)