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Explosives Detection Canine (EDC) Program

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Initial Accreditation

The purpose of the EDC program is to protect our communities against acts of violent crime involving explosives, firearms, terrorism, and firearms trafficking. It built upon and incorporated ATF’s expertise in the field of explosives as well as the enforcement of Federal explosives and firearms law. The EDC program is 70 instructional days and consists of 400 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is eight.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation