Webinar Training


Compelling topics, Interactive, and wherever you are!


you can’t come to us, so we’re coming to you!

Check out the schedule below.  New topics and speakers will be added regularly.  Must be an IABTI member to attend.

VALUABLE training classes.  International topics.  Relevant material.  And, the ability to ask the presenter questions, LIVE!  Not just a PowerPoint or video to watch.  Get the information from the source.  We invite you to register below.  (please note:  confirmation of your registration will not be sent more than one week prior to the Webinar)

Wed, July 15

 12:00 – 14:00 EST


Presented by John Jermain

Covering early explosives used in mining operations, nitroglycerin, Nobel’s dynamite discovery and formulations, categories of dynamites, additional information on the 100 year old dynamite case study, and dynamite manufacturers, current and historic.  We will finish up with a final exam where the participants must determine the chemical make-up of the dynamite used in the Eric Rudolph bombings.

Wed, July 22

 12:00 – 14:00 EST

Mosul, Iraq Explosive Clearance Operations

Presented by Drew A. Prater

The clearance of Mosul, Iraq after the defeat of ISIS has been “painstaking and even more dangerous because of the 3D contamination” (UN Mine Action Service) with over 7.6 million tons of debris and more than 100,000 damaged and destroyed houses to clear. Explosive hazard contamination is on a massive scale, not only from the remaining ordnance, but the thousands of IEDs emplaced throughout the city and the problem has only been exacerbated by the destruction caused by the fighting. This presentation seeks to educate the attendees as to the mission and challenges faced and how thousands of explosive hazards were cleared with minimal equipment and no casualties.

Wed, July 29

 12:00 – 15:00 EST


Presented by Drew A. Prater

According to the U.S. DOD Joint Improvised‐Threat Defeat Agency, “ISIS has totally changed the nature of the threat from IEDs.”, which is a very true statement. Never before has the world seen the “quasi‐industrial” scale use of IEDs as that produced and emplaced by ISIS. ISIS IEDs covers not just the IEDs themselves, but also individual components, placement methods, render safe procedures, IED variations and assessments.

Wed, Aug 5

 12:00 – 14:30 EST

Hands-on electronics training
Part One

Presented by Skip Curtis from WMD Tech

Taking webinars to whole new level with WMD Tech!!
This is NOT a lecture class. In order to participate, you must first purchase the electronic parts kit for $30.00 USD.  

You must register by July 27th so that there is time to get the kit shipped to you.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one. We will be building circuits that are related to current events and the kit will be used in upcoming webinars. This is definitely a worthwhile series!

Wed, Aug 19

 12:00 – 13:30 EST

Bomb Tech Operations Course

Presented by Mitch Hovenga

A prerecorded version of the bomb tech operations course. The presentation covers threat assessments, responding to HME scenarios, reviewing past cases and other important topics. The presentation will be followed by a video walk-through of a training site where Mitch covers important safety factors and exploitation concerns.

Wed, Sept 2

 12:00 – 14:00 EST

2018 Politically Motivated Bombing Case Studies

Presented by SABT Jim Lisle

Two case studies, just like you’ve asked for!  It will cover two politically motivated bombing cases from 2018.  Both cases were investigated and prosecuted federally in New York.

Wed, Sept 16

 12:00 – 13:00 EST

Modern Bombs Don’t Tick

Presented by Dr. Ed Bundy

A background on the evolution of programmable circuits and their use in IEDs, providing familiarity and information about the use of these types of technologies.

Wed, Oct 7

 12:00 – 14:15 EST

Commercial Detonators; Past, Present and Future

Presented by Dr. Josh Hoffman

The types of detonators that have evolved over time from fuse caps to truly wireless systems. Covering commonalities and differences in their content and functionality, as well as, the strengths and weaknesses of each initiating system. Means of visually identifying the detonator type and manufacturer will also be covered.


In honor of all the companies which have substantially supported IABTI for more than TEN YEARS.