International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators

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In-service Training

The IABTI offers training throughout the year. Annual International in-service training. Seven regional in-service training as well as numerous chapter level training.

International, Regional and Chapter


International, Regional and Chapter Training are held frequently to provide members with current information and bomb disposal techniques, investigative techniques, new equipment, recent intelligence, and current legislation that pertains to EOD personnel.


IABTI training call on speakers from some of the 72 nations represented in our association. If your work or business involves anti-terrorism, explosives disposal, or explosives investigation, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of our training opportunities. The IABTI strives to ensure that the programs we bring you are relevant and comprehensive.

While IABTI In-Service Training offers the best training available, the networking opportunities made possible by our conferences are priceless. Attendees often comment that they learn as much from the other members as they do from the instructors.

As a part of IABTI Training, we also host explosives related vendor exhibits. The IABTI vendor show is the best in the industry, and will bring together the latest in technology, services and training for the explosives community. Our Exhibitors exemplify what the IABTI stands for. By fostering the exchange of explosive related information and ideas, our exhibitors only enhance the research and development that occurs at IABTI trainings.

Bi-Monthly Magazine

The Detonator

Our magazine, The Detonator, is published six times a year and is the only publication dedicated to bomb technicians and investigators. The Detonator provides technical information, explosive incident case reviews, bulletins, and advertisements for explosive incident related tools and technology. This is both a printed and digital publication.

Annual Guide

EOD Equipment Buyer’s Guide

This annual publication (both printed and digital) is the quickest, easiest way to access WORLDWIDE EOD Equipment and Service providers. It includes manufacturers for all Explosive Ordnance Disposal related products, services, equipment & supplies. The Buyer’s Guide is distributed internationally to Bomb Squads, Bomb Data Centers, Military and related agencies.

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members only website

The IABTI website has improved tenfold over the last several years and has a ‘members only’ section loaded with resources including:
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Online access to all IABTI publications
  • Online Library
  • IABTI store to purchase logo items
  • Plus much more…


Scholarship Program

The establishment of the IABTI Scholarship Fund in 2005 stemmed from the donation of seed money from two IABTI members; Roger Golden of Region III and an anonymous donor from Region VI. Collectively, the International Executive Board (IEB) and the Advisory Committee set forth the objectives for the IABTI Benevolent/Scholarship Fund to facilitate and foster education to IABTI members and/or their dependent family members.


Life Membership Programs

Any REGULAR member of this Association, no longer actively engaged in the explosives field, but who has made a significant contribution to the profession, is eligible to apply for Life Membership, subject to review and final approval by the International Executive Board.


Financial Assistance

IABTI offers discretionary catastrophe assistance:
Accidental Death Assistance of up to $15,000 USD* Accidental Catastrophic Injury Assistance* Immediate Disaster Assistance*

*restrictions apply



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The IABTI has been supporting the EOD community for over 40 years.