NATO EOD Staff Officer Training


15 FEB - 26 FEB 2021   

EOD Centre of Excellence, Trenčín, Slovakia
Calling Notice
Deadline 11 DEC 2020 !!!


Cancellation of the NATO EOD Staff Officer Training - official letter

for members of the Polish Armed Forces only

12 APR - 23 APR 2021
Wroclaw, Poland
Calling Notice
Deadline 28 FEB 2021 !!!

NATO EOD SOT is designed to educate and train non-qualified EOD staff officers to achieve basic level of proficiency in accordance with NATO standards. EOD staff officer is able to plan, prepare, command, control and coordinate EOD operations within multinational operations at battalion and brigade levels of command.
Course objectives:
After successfully completion of the course, the graduates will be able to:
  • explosive ordnance (EO) by type and hazards
  • IED threat and its impact on operation
  • understand:
  • types of EOD incidents and task appropriate EOD assets to deal with them
  • state of command and how they are applied to the C2 EOD structure 
  • NATO EOD messages and reporting system
  • current NATO EOD publications

    Prioritise and plan EOR/EOD/IEDD operations.
    Plan, prepare and conduct the EOD/IEDD activities based on the multinational deployment.
    Conduct a threat analysis and mitigate (decrease) the impact of UXO in operations.
Depth of knowledge:
Apply (on the basis of Bi-SC 075-7 Education and Individual Training Directive)
Course length:

2 weeks (1 week of theory - EOD standards and procedures, 1 week of a practical training and exercises)

The ADL (Advanced Distance Learning) phase is an integral part of the course. The eLessons will be available to students via Internet from 22 DEC 2021, respectively from 08 MAR 2021 for the MTT.  The certificate on successful completion of the ADL course will be available for downloading and it is required to be submitted during in processing of the NATO EOD SOT. 
The ADL course should be completed NLT  29 JAN 2021, respectively NLT 2 APR 2021 for the MTT.

Iterations per year:
Seats per iteration:
OF-1 to OF-4 and senior staff NCOs serving at HQs
Target audience:
Non-EOD educated personnel and/or EOD staff officers and senior NCOs with no or little experience in EOD staff duties from NATO and Interoperability Platform Countries (IPC).
Security classification:
NATO/IPC Unclassified 
Language: English, desired level of language proficiency (SLP) 2222 in accordance with STANAG 6001 

15FEB -26FEB 2021 - EOD Centre of Excellence, Olbrachtova 5, 911 01 Trenčín, Slovakia

12APR - 23APR 2021 - Mobile Training Team, Poland

Course fee:
NATO bodies and EOD COE Sponsoring Nations - CZE, HUN, POL, ROU, SVK: none
Others: 140 EUR per attendee

Major partners of this event are:
- C-IED Centre of Excellence, Madrid, Spain
Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence, Czech Republic
- Engineer Battalion, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
- National EOD and CBRN Centre, Slovak Republic
- URC-Systems, Czech Republic
- Swedish Armed Forces
- United Nations Organisation


Course Director:
OF-2 Martin Klusáček, CZE(A)
Phone:+421 960 333 531

Action Officer:
Mr Ján Plinta
Phone: + 421 960 333 552