TEEX developed the first civilian UXO Technician I course in 1999 and remains the only program to have ever been certified by the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB). In 2012 the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) recognized this course as meeting, and exceeding, all UXO Tech I training requirements established by DDESB Technical Paper 18, Minimum Qualifications for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technicians and Personnel.
This course provides participants with comprehensive, hands-on training in the safe detection, location, identification, and disposal of unexploded ordnance using the techniques and emerging technologies of today’s UXO remediation industry. Graduates of the course meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requirements necessary to work as a UXO Tech I on USACE UXO remediation job sites. Students registered for the UXO Technician Level 1 Course are also encouraged to register for the online HAZWOPER Clean-Up Operations course.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #78026.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- 18 years of age
- Results of five-panel drug screen within 30 days of class start date
- OSHA physical examination in accordance with 29 CFR §1910.120 and 29 CFR §1910.134
- Should be in good physical condition and able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. without assistance
- Capable of working safely in stressful situations and extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity, cold, rain, snow, etc.)
TopicsOverview of UXO Environmental Remediation+Explosives and explosive effects +Ordnance Safety, Identification and Characteristic (Grenades, Landmines, Sub-munitions, Projectiles and Mortars, Projectile Fuses, Rockets, Guided Missiles, Bomb Fuses, Aircraft Bombs, Dispensers, Dispenser Sub- munitions, Pyrotechnics, Chemical Agents and Compounds, Chemical Ordnance)+Fuse functioning and identification+Firing devices, other explosive devices, and miscellaneous hazards +UXO disposal techniques+Use of UXO detection equipment and ordnance location techniques+Electric and non-electric demolition procedures
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