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The aim is to provide, radiation protection specialists, first responders, law enforcement, and emergency managers with practical information to effectively respond to radiological incidents and accidents. The course provides instruction through briefings, equipment demonstrations and filed exercises employing a wide variety of radiation detection instrumentation, radiation sources, and personal protective equipment.

Learning Objective:

The course covers response methods to a variety of nuclear and radiological incidents, including search, response to a portal alarm, consequence management in the event of a release of radiological material, and addresses events ranging from a small, localized release to a larger incident such as a radiological dispersal device. At the conclusion, students will understand the principles needed to organize and conduct a radiological emergency response, have practical experience applying those principles in realistic scenarios and understand how to protect themselves and the public from contamination.

Expected Training Audience:

This course is designed for emergency response personnel with minimal training in radiological emergency response or experienced professionals seeking refresher training.

Date: 25 February - 01 March 2019

Security level: NATO Unclassified releasable to PfP, MD, ICI, PAG

Tuition fee: FREE

Seats: min 20, max 30 participants

Deadline for enrolment: 21 January 2019

ETOC Code: WMD-CD-21765 (OPS-NC-2008)

ePRIME Reference: ACT.571

This course introduces students being experienced CBRN-Analysis users to the latest CBRN-Analysis programme release and provides knowledge about new and improved program functions. It will enable the students to perform as local or national Super User Contact with sufficient knowledge to assist fewer experience operators and to act as adviser for establishing CBRN-Analysis communication, making exercises.

Learning Objective:

Students will discuss and exchange experiences with Bruhn NewTech representative and other experienced users including discussions at user level of proposals for new or improved programme functions. Students will be qualified to access Bruhn NewTech User's own web page with limited access. Students should preferably attend this CBRN Analysis Course every year to be updated on the latest version and the current CAX training programmes.

Expected Training Audience:

Only students previously qualified from a CBRN-Analysis Operator Course and have extended practice in the use of CBRN-Analysis should be able to attend this course. Students must be able to speak and understand English at least to level 3 and have a good working knowledge of computers at the user level of e.g. Microsoft Office or similar programmes.

Date: 05 - 06 March 2019

Security level: NATO Unclassified

Tuition Fee: FREE

Seats: min 6, max 12 participants

Deadline for enrolment: 8 February 2019

ETOC Code: WMD-MD-31246 (OPS-NC-3004)

ePRIME Reference: ACT.576

The mission of the course is to familiarize the participants with the International CBRN Training Curriculum, provide the participants with the knowledge and understanding required for implementation the CBRN Training Curriculum within their own nations and ultimately enhance interoperability among first responders in an international response to CBRN events.

The Project General Description

JCBRN Defence COE is expected to take a part in „The Updated Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) Action Plan for the Improvement of Civil Preparedness against Possible Attacks with CBRN Agents”. Document EAPC (C) D 2008 0009 states in its Objective III. c: „Promoting and supporting the implementation of Non-Binding Guidelines and Minimum Standards for First Responders”.

JCBRN Defence COE is going to use its capability to execute "Introduction to the International CBRN Training Curriculum Course” in order to enhance the quality and timeliness of the response to CBRN incidents and the interoperability of first responders.

Expected Training Audience:

The course is expected to train already existing CBRN trainers to improve their knowledge in the field of CBRN Defence. Participants should have concrete experience in fire and rescue, police or paramedic services, or similar activities (civilian and military) and with training activities in this field. It is expected that attendees will have experience in delivering CBRN training to first responders and have good English language skills.

Date: 08 - 12 April 2019

Security level: Non-sensitive information releasable to the public

Tuition Fee: FREE 

Seats: min 10, max 18 participants

Deadline for enrolment: 7 March 2019

ETOC Code: WMD-MD-21769 (OPS-NC-2010)

ePRIME Reference: ACT.575

Course pre-requisites: 

Each national representative will be expected to give a 5 to 10 minutes presentation on their national structures/capabilities (Disaster Management and CBRN Response Capabilities).

students are expected to undergo "ADL Pre-Learning for the Introduction to the International CBRN Training Curriculum Course

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The target is to prepare evaluators responsible for the evaluation of CBRN Defence units for NATO Reaction Force Combined Joint Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Task Force (NRF CJ CBRN D TF) to achieve common standard on the field of CBRN certification.

Learning Objective:

The NATO Capability statement and CBRN Capability package will be taught during this course. Overview the knowledge about CBRN documents, STANAG and the information for current NRF CJ CBRN rotation. The joint implementation of the Evaluation Checklists for the management of the CBRN units for the NRF Evaluation and Certification Process

Expected Training Audience:

The five-day course will be conducted in the form of the briefings, discussions, syndicate works, and practical exercises. A sound knowledge of the NATO CREVAL is requested.

Date: 27 - 31 May 2019

Security level: NATO Unclassified

Tuition fee: 100 EUR

Seats: min 6, max 18 participants 

Deadline for enrolment: 15 April 2019

ETOC Code: WMD-MD-41244 (OPS-NC-4002)

ePRIME Reference: ACT.572

The aim of the course is to:

  • Provide students with an introduction to NATO WMD Disablement.

  • Provide students with current National WMD Disablement policy, strategy, doctrine and approaches to WMD Disablement from NATO countries. 

  • Provide methods to apply information on WMD Disablement into the NATO planning process.

Learning Objective:

1. Familiarize students with NATO’s role in WMD Non-Proliferation.

2. Familiarize students to WMD/CBRN taxonomy, threats and history.

3. Familiarize students with current CBRN threats to NATO.

4. Familiarize attendees with NATO terms and principles of the WMD Disablement functional concept.

5. Familiarize attendees with the (current state of the draft) WMD Disablement Doctrine (and way ahead).

6. Familiarize attendees with select National WMD Disablement Doctrine, Strategy and Policy.

7. Explore ideas and concepts to further develop the WMD Disablement functional concept.

8. Understand the principles needed to plan and execute WMD Disablement operations.

9. Understand the differences between NATO and National WMD Disablement operations.

Expected Training Audience:

Military officers (OF-3 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-7 through OR-9), or civilian equivalents, who are planners or staff officers dealing with this issue at NATO Headquarters and National Ministries of Defence, or subordinate military headquarters or agencies, as well as to WMDD formations and staff (Intelligence, WMD/CBRN Defence, EOD, C-IED, MP, SOF etc.).

Date: 03 - 07 June 2019

Security level: NATO Restricted 

Tuition Fee: No fee  

Preconditions for participation: NO 

Seats: min 10; max 30 participants

Deadline for enrolment: 26 April 2019


The course is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills and abilities to work confidently in protective clothing in a toxic environment containing chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals. Through the training, students will gain practical experience in the use of personal protective equipment, will understand and be able to apply safe work practices and will have an appreciation of the equipment and methods for detection and decontamination.

Learning objectives:

The course will help develop security standards matching international requirements and improve interoperability and effectiveness of international cooperation in this area. Finally, NATO countries will benefit from the better compatibility of their and Partner countries security systems and more effective international cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism measures. Through field exercises, experts will provide trainees with practical knowledge of chemical warfare agents, their detection as well as their protection and decontamination.

Expected training audience:

Students are supposed to have a common level of knowledge to work safely and effectively in a toxic environment.

Preconditions for participation:

All trainees have to be physically fit and accomplish basic CBRN Training.

The only person having a Medical Clearance Package confirmed prior Live Agent Training is approved to perform the Live Agent Training.

The Medical Clearance Package serves as documentary proof of actual health status, and it is necessary to be confirmed by the physician that course participant passed a medical examination prior to the Live Agent Training Course.

Date: 30 September - 04 October 2019

Security level: Non-sensitive information releasable to the public

Tuition fee: payment for renting an authorized training facility per each course participant (approx. 2,000 Eur per person) will be determined by the number of students (optimal from 17 to 20-course participants) 

Seats: min 10, max 20 participants 

Deadline for enrolment: 31 May 2019

ETOC Code: WMD-CD-31883 (OPS-NC-3014)

ePRIME Reference: ACT.603

The aim is to introduce and describe EU, NATO Consequence Management concept, organization, systems and procedures including Cooperation and Partnership initiatives in Consequence Management to EU, NATO and Partner Nation officers and their civilian equivalents.

Learning Objective:

Describe the political and military dimensions of Consequence Management after CBRN Incident (CM), the interaction and constraints between international organizations (IAEA, OPCW) and the conceptual framework of CM. Identify principal NATO and EU CM bodies, systems and procedures, and explain the NATO and EU CM process. Describe lessons learned from recent NATO and EU commitments and exercises; identify the importance of Rules of Engagement (ROEs), Process and Public Information during the planning and implementation of Crisis Response Operations (CROs).

Expected Training Audience:

Through discussion and practical hands-on applications, students will gain knowledge and experience of Crisis management after a CBRN attack in relation to current national and international security concerns. The course is developed for key elements of consequence management structures including the police, firefighters, health services, hospitals, military, civil defence (if applicable), emergency management authorities, public information, specialist teams such as counterterrorist units or investigation.

Date: 18 - 22 November 2019

Security level: NATO Unclassified releasable to PfP, MD, ICI, PAG

Tuition Fee: 100 EUR

Seats: min 14, max 30 participants 

Deadline for enrolment: 07 October 2019

ETOC Code: WMD-CD-41764 (OPS-NC-4007)

ePRIME Reference: ACT.574