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Each year since 2004, APT has offered training for Safety & Mission Assurance professionals. Approximately 200 professionals obtain continuing education credits each year.

A-P-T Research offers classes for both government and industrial personnel. Course fees may vary based on class and location; click "Register Now" below for specific classes to see course fee. Early registration discount codes are provided below.

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System Safety Engineering

The System Safety Engineering course builds upon your knowledge as a safety professional or a supervisor/manager, to develop competence and sharpen skills in the techniques that support hazard discovery, the assessment and control of risk, and in reviewing work of this kind performed by others. You will receive guidance in the management of limited resources for the optimum control of risk.

The System Safety Engineering Training Course will be available on the following dates:

  • 13-17 August 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code CQEPQRZL for a 10% early
    registration discount. Expires 16 July 2018.

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  • 5-9 November 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code VDHJ2HVS for a 10% early
    registration discount. Expires 8 Oct 2018.

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Megan Stroud
at 256.327.3373 or training@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

 

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In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


Explosives Safety

Designed primarily for individuals who develop, assemble, test, inspect, approve, transport, store or in some other way handle explosive items or material, the Explosive Safety Course is an overview of hazards inherent to explosive operations; associated safety precautions; and methods to analyze, test and obtain approval for explosive activities. The instructors are Mike Swisdak and Jerry Rufe. The subjects covered in this 3-day class include:

  • Explosive Item Recognition
  • Hazardous Stimuli
  • Reaction Effects
  • Personnel Protection
  • Construction Criteria
  • Lightning Protection
  • Quantity-Distance
  • Risk Analysis
  • Explosives Modeling
  • An Introduction to Explosive Testing
  • Hazard Classification
  • Insensitive Munitions

The Explosives Safety Training Course will be available on the following dates:

  • 10-12 July 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code JQ4TC4FU for a 10% early
    registration discount. Expires 12 June 2018.

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  • 16-18 October 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code LP3KYVCF for a 10% early
    registration discount. Expires 18 Sep 2018.

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Megan Stroud
at 256.327.3373 or training@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

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In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


Software System Safety Engineering

Software System Safety Engineering is an integrated combination of Software System Safety (SwSS) and software engineering technologies as applied to system safety. It describes generic SwSS processes adaptable to a variety of customer needs, and is tailorable to specific projects and software development processes. Each course module contains material designed to provide the student with the information and detail needed to understand and apply the material. This course is constantly updated to include new techniques, in-depth processes, and real-life examples. Exercises and quizzes are included to build student confidence when applying software system safety principles.

The course begins with an overview of the learning objectives, the need for SwSS, and a description of the relationship between system safety and SwSS. After a discussion of directives, documents, policies and regulations related to SwSS, the course provides detailed instruction on the SwSS process, including a variety analyses and tools. The instruction concludes with planning details for a SwSS program; hazard identification and tracking; risk assessment, risk reduction, and risk acceptance as applicable to SwSS. In keeping with APT’s commitment to excellence, recent updates to the course include modules titled “Programmable Logic Devices,” “Model-Based Software Safety” and “The Future of Software System Safety.” The course runs Tuesday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 5:00pm each day, with breaks provided in the morning, afternoon, and for lunch.

The Software System Safety Engineering Course will be available on the following dates:

  • 22-24 May 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code Y42MEM5H for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 24 April 18.

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  • 11-13 September 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code 8DFLVMQH for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 14 August 18.

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Megan Stroud
at 256.327.3373 or training@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

 

Download Training Brochure:

In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 

 


Managing Risk for Multiple Disciplines

As a discipline, safety engineering exists in many sectors of our economy, and managing risk is the primary function of the discipline. Practitioners have applied their techniques in aerospace, transportation, explosives, testing, industrial, and chemical operations for decades. More recently, the medical, food service, and environmental sectors have begun establishing practices with similar overarching purpose.

This course provides an overview of the underlying processes used to manage risks and demonstrates the common elements that can be applied to any sector of our economy. The most common of these processes is IARA, an acronym for Identify, Assess, Reduce, Accept. The safety case approach is also presented and benefits reviewed. The necessary understanding begins with the language and math needed to communicate and develop a risk management program. The history of improvements made in management processes is reviewed. Pascalian methods are highlighted.

The first half of this five-day class is applicable to managing safety risks from any and all sectors. The second half focuses on specific practices applicable to system safety, range or launch safety, explosives safety, industrial or OSHA safety, operational safety, reliability, software safety, and quality.

This course is designed for safety engineers at all levels, as well as system engineers, and program and project managers. The beginning safety engineer will learn techniques to identify hazards as risk factors and methods to reduce the risks. The journeyman safety engineer will recognize practices used in their sector, and learn how other sectors apply similar techniques. Systems engineers and managers will gain an understanding of how safety engineering integrates into overall systems engineering, and recognize the importance of the “accept” function within overall management.

Course instructors have over 40 years of experience as practicing safety engineering professionals. They will provide numerous experience-based insights during the course.

The Risk Management Training Course will be available on the following dates:

  • 11-15 June 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code DJSBPXB2 for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 14 May 18.

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  • 17-21 September 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code YRJDDSXS for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 20 Aug 18.

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  • 12-16 November 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code 7BUERE7S for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 15 Oct 18.

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Megan Stroud
at 256.327.3373 or training@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

 

Download Training Brochure:

In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 

 


Reliability Engineering

The Reliability Engineering training course is designed for professionals wanting
to advance their understanding and knowledge in reliability engineering tools
and techniques and their application in technical assessments and special
studies. The course includes an introductory module of key definitions, basic
statistics, and a review of the basic principles of the reliability engineering
discipline, including a description of a reliability case for establishing and
managing a reliability engineering program. The rest of the course modules
focus on reliability engineering tools and techniques used by engineering
professionals throughout government and industry.

The Reliability Engineering Training Course will be available on the following dates:

  • 26-28 June 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code GC9ZSJMX for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 29 May 18

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  • 2-4 October 2018, Huntsville, AL
  • Use coupon code 8W9E5XZ5 for a 10%
    early registration discount. Expires 4 Sep 18.

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Megan Stroud
at 256.327.3373 or training@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

 

Download Training Brochure:

In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


IMESAFR Software

The course is presented over 3 days with 8 hours of mixed lecture and discussion each day, for a total of 24 classroom hours.  Daily class hours are from 8am to 5pm with an hour for lunch and breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon. A competency test will be given at the end of the course.

IMESAFR training will be available on the following dates:

  • 17-19 July, 2018; Huntsville, AL
  • With AN Module July 20

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  • 23-25 October, 2018; Huntsville, AL
  • With AN Module October 26

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

If you would like to attend, but are unavailable for the dates listed,
or are interested in training at your facility, or want more
information about IMESAFR training, contact
Mary Robinson, 256.327.3373,
imesafrtraining@apt-research.com.

 

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In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


SAFER Software

The course is presented over 2 days with mixed lecture and discussion each day.  Daily class hours are from 8am to 5pm with an hour for lunch, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.  A competency test will be given at the end of the course.

Training participants will need a laptop computer with administrative rights to install the software and run reports.  Laptop rentals are available for the 2-day course for a fee of $75 (see Registration Form).

SAFER training is available at our Huntsville, AL location on the following dates:

  • TBD

Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

Mail, fax, or e-mail registration and fee to Mary Robinson,
4950 Research Drive, Huntsville, AL  35805;
Telephone: 256.327.3373; Fax: 256.837.7786;
safertraining@apt-research.com
;
or contact for more information.

 

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In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


Homemade Explosives (HME) Course

This course covers HME characteristics, indicators, chemical precursors, commonly used processing equipment, clandestine manufacturing sites, and their associated hazards. APT provides all necessary training materials to include HME-related IED training devices, mock lab facilities, and simulators. We also provide practical exercises at the end of each training block.

Description: This course provides information related to manufacturing HME and components, including relevant types found by the FBI, ATF, Homeland Security, and the Theaters of Operation.

Course Time: This course requires four days to complete, with approximately 40% classroom learning and 60% scenario-driven practical exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Information on commonly used types of HME, precursors, Nitrates, Chlorates, Peroxides and Permanganates, common fuels (solid and liquid), common oxidizers (solid and liquid), associated hazards, and improvised detonators.
  • Provide current, relevant sampling and hazard mitigation procedures on the different types of HME.
  • Provide instructions on general HME facility set up, storage requirements, and identifiers of illicit HME labs.
  • TBD

 

Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Miguel Perez
at 256.327.3373 or C-IED@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

 

Download Training Brochure:

In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


IED-Electronics  (IED-E) Course

This course covers IED electronics theory and instructional application on diagnostics, circuit analysis and disablement techniques, radio control, Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF), Electronics Countermeasures (ECM) theory and practical evolutions. We also provide practical exercises at the end of each training block.

Description:This course provides EOD Technicians with knowledge of IED components and circuitry, to include the Radio/Remote Controlled IED (RCIED) threat. IED electronics kits are provided to every student, consisting of common components used in electronically initiated IED firing systems and tools.

Course Time:This course requires five days to complete, with approximately 40% classroom learning and 60% scenario driven practical exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic fundamentals of electricity and IED electronics.
  • Apply electrical theory to the use of switches, power sources, and resistors in an electrical circuit.
  • Explain the function of basic IED components.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to construct circuits from schematic diagrams utilizing applicable component configurations.
  • Ability to comprehend various electronics components and circuitry utilized in the construction of IEDs.
  • 7-10 May 2018, Huntsville, AL

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Online registration closes seven days prior to the first day of class.

APT also conducts training classes at customer locations
for clients who request them. Contact Miguel Perez
at 256.327.3373 or C-IED@apt-research.com
for information regarding availability.

 

Download Training Brochure:

In accordance with ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training:
APT strictly prohibits the use of any material that contains explicit references of a discriminatory nature based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation. This includes any content that is determined to make or show an unfair prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. All individuals attending a learning event, including those involved in the development and execution of the learning event (i.e. instructor(s), training coordinator, learners, etc.) are responsible for maintaining this standard.

 


Point of Contact

For information on cost, reservations, or other information regarding these courses, please contact
Megan Stroud, 256.327.3373, training@apt-research.com.

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