February 4, 2017 PCM News

International Mine Action Standards – Conversion Course (IMAS-CC)

The MAT Kosovo EOD & ERW Training Establishment recognises that there is a need to assist those working in the HMA & Commercial Mine Action and EOD industry, and those leaving Military EOD units to either formalise or convert their prior experience or qualifications into an IMAS complaint certification. This would be IMAS EOD Level 3 at a minimum.

To achieve this; we have developed what we term the IMAS Conversion Course (IMAS-CC) which is conducted over an intensive 7-day period.

Who are eligible to attend?

  1. Those working in the Industry currently without IMAS compliant certifications may attend if they can prove that they have the relevant experience and knowledge through time served and projects employed within. Applicants must be able to demonstrate through their CV and reference to their experience and knowledge base, which will be assessed before admission.
  2. Those who are preparing for discharge or have recently left their country’s military with recognised EOD qualifications, who wish to have these converted to IMAS certification. Applicants must be able to provide copies of their Military certification and can demonstrate their experience.

The course is run at the MK EOD & ERW Training Establishment in Peja, Kosovo. The course features theoretical and practical learning and exercises, incorporating an extensive live range day with a high NEQ for the disposal of live items of LSA, ATGM’s & ADW, depending on availability.

The course fee includes all food, accommodation and training for the duration of the course, plus airport transfers to and from Pristina airport in Kosovo. For those requiring it there is a small fee to cover insurance for the range day.

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