Critical Skills Challenge
Training, Competition, & Outdoor Trade Show
- Competitor slots are filled. You can register to be added to the waitlist.
- Trade Show Vendors are still open for registration.
Join the Outdoor Technology Trade Show
This three (3) day technology trade show give bomb technicians the opportunity to see the latest bomb disposal equipment, but rather than observe the equipment as a static display, you will have the opportunity to actually go hands on and test the equipment under controlled (range) conditions.
Join us in Orlando to compete in the 4th Annual Critical Skills Challenge
The United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA), and the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad are proud to announce the fourth annual Critical Skills Challenge. This event is a competition that brings together military and public safety bomb technicians to test their knowledge, skills, and abilities while using a variety of tools and equipment.
What are the critical skills that will be tested? Scroll down to see the critical skills.
The top three bomb technicians will have the opportunity to be recognized by Congress in Washington DC by the EOD Caucus in Spring of 2023. Those who wish to observe and participate in the trade show can also register on the USBTA website.
What are the Critical Skills that will be tested?
Hand Entry (Cat A)
Homemade Explosive Identification
Written General Bomb Technician Knowledge Test
Operating in a Bomb Suit
Industry Partners join the USBTA’s Technology Trade Show in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This 3 day event will take place in conjunction with the 2021 Critical Skills Challenge. You will have the opportunity to showcase your latest products with live demonstrations. There will be Bomb Technicians, Federal and DOD personnel from around the country attending.