Senior UXO expert

For whom?
The Senior UXO expert leads the UXO team and is responsible for all mandatory administration according to the WSCS-OCE legislation. He/she is also involved in the preparation of project plans, the assessment of the preliminary investigations, the interpretation of detection data and the development of new survey methods.

The Senior UXO expert exam is only accessible if you ar in the posession of the UXO expert certificate. In addition, the candidate must have at least three years of experience as an UXO expert. Experience with the various components of the investigation process in this period has to be demonstrated.

The senior UXO expert level includes:   
  • interpretation of (digital) measurement data,   
  • additional ammunition recognition (pre- and postwar),   
  • basic principles of detonation,   
  • project preparation,   
  • project management.   
  • project communication.

The exam for the Senior UXO expert consists of the following three components:   
  1. theory exam consisting of multiple choice questions and some open questions about the operation and composition of UXO, laws and regulations;   
  2. practical exam consisting of 2 assignments on detection with approach, the identification of UXO and the interpretation of measurement data;   
  3. UXO identification, consisting of a field identification  and a photo identification (including explosieves from before and after WWII) and giving motivated advice for securing the CE.
Duration, costs and data
On request, depending on level, experience and group size.

The course  can take place at the T&A Survey office in Amsterdam or, if desired and sufficient participants, at the client's location. The exam takes place at the UXO Examination Foundation (Stichting VOMES).