CBRN Basic Training

CBRN Academy Seibersdorf

Course Name

CBRN Basic Training

Course Description

The scope of this course is to familiarize participants with the response to CBRN emergencies, originating from incidents involving radioactive, biological and chemical materials.

Course Aims

Participants will:

  • understand the basic principles of chemical, radiological and biological materials
  • be familiar with unsealed radioactive sources and chemicals used in the industry and as chemical warfare agents
  • gain confidence in how to safely and efficiently decontaminate equipment, vehicles and personnel
  • understand how to handle CBRN materials
  • be familiar with the use of detection equipment
  • gain confidence in the use of personal protective equipment in a live contaminated environment
  • understand and be able to apply safe work practices

The content of the course is a mix of theory and practical work (Live Agent Training). The basics will be taught in a classroom setting and trained practically, with CWA.

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Seibersdorf Academy, 2444 Seibersdorf, Austria

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Target Audience

  • First responders
  • Military personnel
  • Police
  • Fire fighters
  • IED / EOD action forces
  • Civil defense
  • Security companies
  • First-aid personnel

Group Size

The recommended group size is 8 to 24 persons.


5 working days (30 training units)


Participants should be:

  • medically and physically fit (Employer to provide a medical clearance for the employee to work in personal protective equipment)
  • medical insurance valid in Europe/ Austria
  • able to understand instructions/training delivered in the German or English Language
  • 18 years of age as a minimum
  • female participants must not be pregnant

Type of assessment

Practical and written exam



Certificate of successful participation

Information and Contact

CBRN Academy Seibersdorf
T: +43 50550 3030
F: +43 50550 3033