Work Item
ASTM WK73117

New Practice for A Forensic Explosives Analysis Training Program

1. Scope

1.1 This practice outlines the structure and content of a training program suitable for use in preparing forensic analysts to perform independent examinations of explosives, which includes explosive materials, explosive residues, and related evidence. 1.2 This practice presents the training program in a modular format and includes suggested lessons, reading assignments with full citations, practical exercises, progress monitoring, and trainee evaluations. Individual laboratories may tailor the training program to suit their own needs, including for use in training a technician.


eduaction; experience; explosives analyst; professional development; qualifications


Currently there is no consensus standard for training of explosives analysts; this practice is intended to be used by laboratories as a foundation for creating such a training program.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-22-2020

Technical Contact: Kimberly Kunkler

Item: 003

Ballot: E30.01 (20-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item