Each bomb squad technician is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hazardous Devices School located at Redstone Army Arsenal, Alabama. In addition, each member is a certified hazardous materials technician with the State of North Carolina.
Several of the team members are also graduates of US Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course; Department of Treasury - Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms', Advanced Explosive Destruction Techniques School. Several of the team members have advanced degrees in the handling of explosives.
Each technician participates in an additional 200 hour minimum of annual bomb related in-service training and technical seminars.