If culpability (responsibility) can be determined
during a mishap investigation, a statement on the
revocation of individual/team certification must be
included in the mishap report.
If an explosive mishap is caused by a person's
failure to follow authorized procedures, revocation of
certification is mandatory, and a page 13 entry is
required. If a person flagrantly (openly) disregards
safety precautions, operates explosive device handling
equipment recklessly, or shows incompetence or
unreliability, revocation of certification for cause is
mandatory, and requires a page 13 entry.
When the commanding officer or officer in charge
considers retraining, recertification, and requalifying
an appropriate action, the person may be retrained,
recertified, and requalified. If, however, the person's
behavior indicates that retraining will be ineffective,
he/she is assigned to tasks that do not involve explosive
For military personnel, revocation of certification
for cause requires a service record entry stating the
specific reason(s). For civilian personnel, a letter
revoking certification for cause is prepared and filed in
his/her civilian personnel record. Revocation of
certification means complete removal of an individual
from the qualification/certification program. Onetime
decertification for the above infractions is not
authorized. There are NO exceptions!
Commanding officers or officers in charge initiate,
Personnel Qualification and Certification Program.
Personnel within the program should be sent to
formal schools, if possible, and personnel qualification
standards are required, where applicable. However,
standards do not necessarily qualify an individual for
Certification board members are appointed by
name and in writing by the commanding officer/officer
in charge. The authority may not be delegated.
Certification must be documented by using the format
shown in figure 11-1. The board chairman maintains
the original. A copy is placed in the individual's training
records. When the individual is transferred, the original
(maintained by the board chairman) is placed on the left
side of the individual's service record.
Certification of military personnel is transferable at
the discretion of the receiving command. Receiving
commands should validate the certification by placing
the board chairman's signature in the recertification
block. Certification, unless revoked, is valid for a
period of 1 year.
Aviation Ordnance Family Types
Training record documentation is by specific
explosive device and task. This training will be
documented by using an Ordnance Certification
Training Format (fig. 11-2). This documentation must
support the level of certification listed on the
individual's or teams' certification form and must
reflect all the individual's or teams' training.
Explosives Handling Personnel Qualification
and Certification Program by subordinate
commands is neither required nor desired.
The commanding officer or officer in charge of
each organization whose duties include handling
explosive devices appoints (in writing) an explosives
handling personnel qualification and certification
board. The following personnel are the minimum
personnel included on the board:
A department head, designated as the board
above/civilian supervisor, who is certified to
perform the function or tasks under con-
If seniority requirements cannot be met from
within the command, a waiver of personal seniority for
the board may be requested from the TYCOM, via the
chain of command.