Ammo-74 Explosives Safety Officer Orientation Course (CERT) (4E-F48/645-F32 (MC))

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You will receive your Individualized Student Assessment Plan (ISAP) information upon arrival to this class.

Description: This course satisfies mandatory training requirements for the certification of Explosives Safety Officers (ESOs) assigned to Navy or Marine Corps activities as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68, NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1, and MCO 5100.29C Vol 8. This course provides a comprehensive review of Navy and Marine Corps guidance governing the Explosives Safety and Qualification/Certification (QUAL/CERT) programs and ESO responsibilities for command administration and management, as well as technical training in applying requirements for standard operating procedures (SOPs), magazine area and range operations, operating buildings and production lines, waterfront and airfield explosives operations, environmental compliance, Program 05 special considerations, lightning protection, grounding, emissions control, motor vehicle and railroad transportation, ordnance/materiel/weight handling equipment (OHE/MHE/WHE), physical security, and inventory management.
Enrollees should have a working knowledge of NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1, MCO 5100.29C Vol 8, NOSSA M-8020.1, and NOSSAINST 8020.14 regulations.

Length: 1 Week, 2.5 Days

Audience: Explosives Safety Officers (ESOs) assigned to Navy or Marine Corps activities as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68, NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 1, and MCO 5100.29C Vol 8. NOTE: This course is rated FD3 and is not available to International Military Students.

Prerequisites: Completion of 4E-F39/645-F23-DL, NAVAL EXPL SAFETY MGRS/SUPVRS ORIENTN (CERT), 4E-F34/645-F18 (MC), NAVY ELECTRICAL EXPLOSIVES SAFETY (CERT), 4E-F36/645-F20 (MC), EXPL SAFETY FOR NAVAL FACILITY PLNG (CERT), and 4E-F40/645-F24 (MC), NAVAL MOTOR VEH AND RAILCAR INSPECTION (CERT) offered by the Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) via distance learning (DL) is highly recommended.

Security Clearance: None required.

Navy Course Identification Number (CIN): A-4E-3009

Course Data Processing Code (CDP): 02RS

Course Topics:

  • Explosives Safety Officer Orientation
  • Command Administration Management
  • Qualification and Certification
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ammunition Storage and Magazines
  • Operating Buildings and Production Lines
  • Lightning Protection, Grounding, and Electrical Hazard Classification
  • Munitions Rule
  • Arms, Ammunition and Explosives, Physical Security Program
  • Ranges and Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
  • Motor Vehicle Transportation
  • Railroad Transportation
  • Piers, Wharves and Barges
  • Airfield Explosives Operations
  • Ammunition and Explosives Associated Equipment
  • Inventory Management
  • Magazine and Magazine Area Inspection

Availability: If you are affiliated with the Navy or the Marine Corps, request quotas via the Navy Training page of this website. For all other students, admission to a course is by nomination from the prospective student's command. If the nominating command has access to ATRRS, the submission must be made via ATRRS.

The IACET Standard: DAC has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  In obtaining this accreditation, the Defense Ammunition Center has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. The DAC awards 5.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on the course certificate for successful completion of this course.

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