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SVS Smith Explosive Detector (ETD) Operator and Maintenance Training

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COURSE: SVS Smith ETD Operator and Maintenance Training

LENGTH:  8 hours



TLO#1: The student will become proficient at operating and maintaining a smith ETD system.


ELO#1: Operation of a Smiths Detection ETD

ELO#2: Sampling Procedures

ELO#3: Calibration

ELO#4: Alarm resolution procedures

ELO#5: Administrative functions

ELO#6: Troubleshooting

ELO#7: Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance


The course is designed to train your staff on the most effective way to operate the IONSCAN 500DT, 600, Sabre, and or 400B Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) systems. These systems are used to identify traces of explosives and narcotics at security checkpoints. This interactive classroom and the hands-on course teach the student how the system works to identify traces of explosives and narcotics. Each student will learn the core parts of the Smiths ETD system. In addition, each student will learn the correct technique for taking samples, how to analyze samples, and how to clear contamination from the system and screening area.

The course is a combination of classroom and hands-on training and will include practical exercises on the ETD system. Students will get to see test actual samples of explosives with our ETD training kit.

Instructor travel is not included in this price and will be quoted separately. All travel cost are based on US GOV perdiem and State Dept rates.


EQUIPMENT: Must have access to sites x-ray system for hand-ons and practical exercises

TESTING: Written-test and practical exercise the system

CERTIFICATE: Certificate of Training for Smiths Detection ETD operations


  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Certified Instructor
  • Academy Certified on X-ray and ETDc(Smith, Rapiscan, etc.)
  • S. Marshal (retired) or Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician
  • Completed Interagency Security Committee (ISC) training and certifications
The SVS Smith Explosive Detector (ETD) Operator and Maintenance Training is evocative, to say the least, but that's why you're drawn to it in the first place.

Inventory Last Updated: Jul 21, 2024