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NATO Officer CBRN Defence Policy Course

Conducted by PROT


To provide NATO members with foundational knowledge on current NATO Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and CBRN threat and risk assessments, mitigation measures to lessen the risk posed by WMD/CBRN threats, management of the consequences of CBRN incidents, implications of CBRN hazards on all operations, and the respective NATO CBRN defence policies, concepts, doctrines and procedures.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Discipline: WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction / CBRN Defence
Area: MD - Weapons of Mass Destruction
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.438
ETOC Code: WMD-MD-21179

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-73-A-24 08 - 12 Apr 24 Contact POC
N3-73-B-24 28 Oct 24 - 01 Nov 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

WMD/CBRN Threats: Given references, the student will describe the key strategic and potential WMD/CBRN threats to NATO and the Alliance will face in the future.

NATO’S COMPREHENSIVE WMD/CBRN POLICY: Given references, the student will explain principles of NATO’s current strategic-level WMD Non-Proliferation and CBRN Defence guidlines and directives.

NATO CBRN DEFENCE CONCEPTS & DOCTRINE: Given references, the student will explain NATO CBRN doctrine and defence initiatives in accordance with NATO doctrine and policy.

NATO’S CBRN DEFENCE ORGANISATION: Given references, the student will explain NATO’s CBRN staff structure and the respective responsibilities of entities dealing with WMD/CBRN threats and hazards.

NATO CBRN DEFENCE PLANNING AND CAPABILITY SHORTFALLS: Given references, the student will explain NATO’s CBRN Defence Planning Process (NDPP), identify CBRN defence requirements, capability gaps, shortfalls and respective mitigation measures.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCO (OR-9) or civilian equivalent assigned to a NATO headquarters or agency, a Ministry of Defence, Foreign Affairs department or subordinate military headquarters, unit, or agency of any NATO country which fulfils responsibilities in the support of training NATO forces.

It is to the students advantage to be a graduated from the M3-70 NATO CBRN Defence Orientation Course or national equivalent.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-8 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Prerequisite Courses

Code Name
M3-70 NATO CBRN Defence Orientation Course


This one-week course is comprised of formal and interactive lectures, followed by brief, moderated question-and-answer sessions with practical exercises. Syndicate work and group presentations are included after each lesson block to reinforce learning objectives.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

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