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Commercial Explosives Training

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We are completely dedicated to the safe, legal and professional use of explosive materials as we wish to advance the profession and skill level of those in the explosives industry.  Our goal is to make you and your crew safer and more efficient blasters!

Our training is five-star rated with students telling us it is "the best, most educational and most enjoyable training they have ever attended."  Alumni can attend future classes at no additional cost. It is always great to see former students come back to update their skills.  Our students are the best - they start as classmates but return as friends.

Blaster Boot Camp

Two-day Commercial Explosives &

Blasting Training Program


One-day classroom and one-day live fire blasting in the field.  Training location is at our facility in Lake Havasu City, Arizona or possibly at your approved location. 

In two days of training, students will learn the following:

  • ATF regulation including licensing, storage and transportation

  • Explosive material types, forms and classifications

  • Safety and security including how to comply with safety agencies like MSHA

  • What explosive products are available and how to select per job

  • How to understand the different types of blasting caps and how to select per job

  • Learn explosives drilling and blasting basics

  • How to correctly select and tie in and blast multiple shot patterns

  • Best techniques for: hard rock, boulders, steel, logs, as well as dirt removal

  • Critical leadership and teamwork skills

  • We will help you get to work, or your ATF License


  The cost of training is $1,250 per student and includes:  

  •  Classroom and field blasting

  •  Use of PPE Safety and protective hardhats, glasses and hearing protection

  • Explosives & Blasting textbook (a $27.95 value)

  • Frameable certification for 16 hours of training

  • American Explosives Group Star Velcro tactical patch and sticker

  • Welcome to attend future classes at no additional cost

  • A safe, secure and enjoyable learning environment with multiple instructors

Next Class Dates

Lake Havasu City, Arizona       Friday-Saturday, October 11-12, 2024

Our training has been approved by the State of Colorado.  If your state has a training requirement, we could be approved there also, or will be.  Let us know how we can assist you in obtaining or maintaining a state or federal license.
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