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Defense Ammunition Center

U.S. Army Explosives Safety Familiarization (CERT)

TRADOC No. 4E-F44/645-F28 (DL)

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Ungraded knowledge checks are distributed throughout the content to provide students with immediate feedback about their level of understanding in each topic. Graded multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each course. 75% of these must be answered correctly to complete the course. After three unsuccessful attempts to do so, the course will be marked as unsuccessful.

Description: This course satisfies mandatory certification and refresher training requirements for U.S. Army civilian, military, and contractor personnel responsible for conducting ammunition and explosives (A&E) operations and explosives safety practices as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68, AR 385-10, and DA PAM 385-64. This course provides a comprehensive review of DoD and Army guidance for explosives safety and the characteristics and terminology relevant to ammunition, explosives, and propellant items, as well as technical training in the application of hazard classification principles and associated hazard classes, divisions, and compatibility groups for the storage and transport of A&E, quantity distance (QD) principles used to determine appropriate levels of protection and minimum separation distances for A&E in storage, A&E safe storage requirements, and A&E-specific operational safety concepts including the risk management and hazard analysis processes, standard operating procedures (SOPs), tools and equipment maintenance, on- and off-post transportation activities, inert certification and demilitarization functions, electrical safety methods, and fire protection measures.

Audience: U.S. Army civilian, military, and contractor personnel (supervisory and non-supervisory) who conduct A&E-related operations and explosives safety practices, including safety professionals with explosives safety responsibilities, as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68, AR 385-10, and DA PAM 385-64.

Length: Approximately 16 hours (self-paced learning).

Special Information: This course may be successfully completed as initial certification training or periodic refresher training by personnel who are determined by their local command to require requisite levels of knowledge and competency in explosives safety.
This course is a web-based (online) course hosted on the Army Learning Management System (ALMS). Students must have web access and a CAC card. Students must register through ATRRS for course credit. A high-speed Internet connection is recommended to complete the course.

Prerequisites: None.

Security Clearance: None required.

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