C-T Watch has some of the best and current IED and EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) subject matter expertise (SME’s) with experience in law enforcement and military IED, VBIED, and UW-IED render-safe procedures and recognition. All our courses can be tailored depending on the trainees background and level of experience in various operational environments. Our courses are constantly updated with the latest information gathered from the field by active duty military EOD technicians, UXO technicians, and law enforcement officers. Whether it is a refresher course or a beginners recognition course, C-T Watch is your solution.

Course length is 1 day (8 hours total)

Designed for law enforcement officers and public safety personnel, our LEO-IED recognition course is tailored towards non-bomb squad personnel. The aim of this course is to introduce the student to various types of improvised explosive devices that are used by terrorist groups or criminals. The course is tailored for personnel with little or no experience with explosives or IED’s. Students will learn how IED’s function, how they are employed, and learn the current countermeasure techniques. NOTE: This course is not intended to certify any students in render safe procedures / disarming of explosive devices.


Any law enforcement officer or administrator with no explosive training or background.

Course length is 1 day (8 hours total)

This course is designed for the non-EOD military warfighter to recognize IED’s and VBIED’s in the field of battle. Students will learn how IED’s and VBIED’s function, how they are employed, and learn current countermeasure techniques. This course will provide practice for adequate search techniques and increase situational awareness of IED and VBIED threats for non-EOD military personnel. NOTE: This course is not intended to certify any students in render safe procedures / disarming of explosive devices.


Non-EOD personnel.

Course length is 1 day (8 hours total)

Designed for both maritime law enforcement officers and private security personnel that are involved in patrolling and securing ports, piers, waterways and shipping lanes. The aim of this course is to introduce the student to various types of water-borne improvised explosive devices that are used by terrorist groups or criminals. The course is tailored for personnel with little or no experience with explosives or IED’s. Students will learn how IED’s function, how they are employed, and learn the current countermeasure techniques. NOTE: This course is not intended to certify any students in disarming of explosive devices.


Military, Law Enforcement, USCG, and port security personnel and administrators.

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

This course is an advance CT search course designed to train federal, state, local law enforcement, and DoD personnel in Counter-Terrorism search methods. As a member of a Search Team for intermediate search operations the student will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the reasons for maintaining search documentation, Knowledge and compliance with safety precautions and minimum safety distances as defined by the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), The difference between offensive and defensive search, the ability to take the correct “Actions on a Find”(explosive or non-explosive), and knowledge and the ability to carry out safe and systematic search procedures.


  • Recognize the current security situation including any particular threat
  • State the reasons for search
  • Describe ‘hide’ locations, particularly in buildings, vehicles and open areas
  • Explain search documentation and the correct action to be taken on a ‘find’, including evidence handling
  • Recognize the difference between ‘Offensive’ and ‘Defensive’ search
  • Describe action to be taken upon discovery of a possible IED, command wire or other means of initiation
  • Explain the different types of search, i.e. Vehicle, Area, Route Vulnerable Points, Building, Venue and Indirect-fire Mortar Base plate Assessment; and the procedures to be carried out on each type of search, including the differences between defensive and offensive search operations


Military, CST, Federal and state law enforcement counter-terrorism search teams.

Course length is dependent on client needs & capabilities

There has never been a greater need for trained personnel to operate complex Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems in the Force Protection (FP) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) roles. C-T Watch, Inc works with the best to provide an unparalleled pedigree in creating training systems to meet the demands of the asymmetric threat for Military and Law Enforcement agencies. We utilize former military ECM advisors with extensive experience in FP and IEDD to deliver our training in this area. C-T Watch works with the original independent Counter RCIED training provider with advanced level Signals personnel and although others have since claimed to offer a similar service, we are still the preferred choice of some of the most high profile security organizations, military units and law enforcement agencies internationally. Whatever the level of Counter RCIED training required, we have the core courseware and the agility to create a focused learning experience that is class leading.


EOD ECM: Being able to integrate Radio Frequency (RF) knowledge into an Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) environment and provide accurate and potentially lifesaving threat related advice to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) commander brings an enhanced capability to both military and police EOD teams.

FP ECM: Over the last ten years there has been a primary focus on the procurement and deployment of Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) for Force Protection (FP) purposes. FP is applied to both mounted and dismounted assets with variations in operational considerations for each.

ECM FSR: We have prolonged involvement with providing Field Support Representative (FSR) personnel or FSR training in support of overseas equipment deployments. This course follows a template that we lay down and provide for our own FSR staff prior to traveling overseas and is designed to capture the fundamental skills needed to support complex electronic systems such as Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) in remote locations.

ECM T3: We believe that training belongs to the customer and is evolved to meet their needs. The Train the Trainer (T3) course adheres to that philosophy by providing the student with an underpinning knowledge of Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), allowing them to return to their unit and provide a basic level of instruction to personnel who will operate or maintain ECM systems. The course is delivered by instructors with over 20 years of experience in Electronic Warfare (EW) and ECM and covers both technical and tactical elements. Basic instructional techniques are covered and recommended lesson plans provided to enable the student to create training solutions that meet their own individual organizational needs.

Technical Exploitation: Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) is reliant upon effective evaluation and mitigation of the threat. A fundamental part of analyzing and evaluating the threat is exploitation of incidents and finds of bomb making equipment (BME). BME could be complete devices, individual component sets or tooling to facilitate the creation of IED devices. The Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) requires additional skills due to the addition of frequency & modulation interrogation on top of the standard assessment of device construction and electronics. This technical exploitation course provides revision on basic electronics, IED & RCIED electronics as well as Radio Frequency (RF) basics. Forensic awareness, scene of crime analysis and component identification is also covered as the student is taken through the threat cycle and subsequent waveform/counter measures development.

ECM Supervisor: Our experience of planning and deploying effective countermeasures against threats at home and overseas mean we are the number one company for training ECM Advisors in preparation for command positions. The ECM Supervisors course begins with the fundamentals of ECM and its impact upon the local electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). The course then progresses through the key command and control elements of effective deployment, the threat assessment and the threat cycle, waveform design, development and testing, health & safety considerations and exploitation fundamentals.


Bomb Squad personnel, Military EOD, Special Operations Forces, Government Technical Operations personnel, and SWAT Team personnel.

Course length is 5 days (40 hours total)

This hands-on training course provides the necessary skills for the integration of Bomb Technicians/ EOD professionals into tactical teams. Participants will learn the proven methods and crucial skills for dynamic operations in high risk environments where rapid response is vital for the successful outcome of a mission. The goal of EOD/SWAT interoperability training is to provide a seamless and fluid flow to these operations. The program is separated into two distinct modules. The first concentrates on the specific physical skills required by Bomb Technicians/ EOD personnel for various operations involving all levels of IED devices. The second module incorporates the tactical component and provides Bomb Technicians/ EOD personnel and SWAT operators with complementary methods of operation, facilitating the creation of one coherent team capable of dynamic operations during critical incidents. The skills and tactics you will learn in this training are derived directly from our instructors’ real-life operational experiences in the Los Angeles SEB & EOD/ Bomb Technician units handling countless high-risk terrorist and criminal incidents in their respective fields. Their combined knowledge provides the basis for this unique course which was specifically designed for US law enforcement operations in civilian environments.


  • Bomb Squad supports SWAT team response operations when IED threat exists and use of a disruptor is often precluded.
  • Enables both the SWAT team and BOMB SQUAD to support response for major bombing incidents where a second device has been discovered (or is a possible scenario), but rescue operations cannot be stopped to allow for a conventional IED response.
  • Enables participants to formulate a rapid threat assessment and conduct a hand entry or rapid disruptor deployment while maintaining the momentum of a SWAT assault.
  • Enables participants to support response operations involving major public events when an IED is discovered and no opportunity to evacuate exists.
  • Enables participants to respond to and appropriately deal with possible suicide bomber with hostage scenarios.


Bomb Squad personnel and SWAT Team personnel (it is required that both entities attend at the same time).