Full course description

Please note: You will earn .5 Continuing Education Units upon completion of this course. 

Description:

This course is designed to give you an understanding of the ongoing debate (and the implications of the different viewpoints) about the terror-crime nexus, especially about the extent to which it may extend to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (or CBRN) threats. It offers an introduction to the conflicting positions about the nature and scale of the collaboration between these different types of actors.

While there are significant gray areas that leave room for multiple interpretations, the course is meant to help you form your own educated opinion and participate constructively in the dialogue. This course will challenge you to consider emerging threats in the CBRN domain, providing indicators of concerning change and identifying nexus drivers and the actors more likely to collude. 

Course Eligibility:
No restrictions. All professionals and students are eligible to take this course.

Intended Audience:
Analysts; and General Public.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
This course offers .5 CEU credits upon successful completion. Certificates will be processed on the first business day of every month. Be sure to complete all quizzes before your 60 day access expires in order to ensure that you receive certification. Upon completion of the course, START will submit notification of your completion to UMD's Office of Extended Studies (OES). OES will mail your certificate directly to you at the mailing address you provide at the conclusion of the course. Please allow adequate processing time to receive your certification.

Additional Information:

To view technical requirements, please view the Canvas guide on computer specifications.

For more information about any of START's trainings please contact the Training Team at training@start.umd.edu or make an online request for more information.

Please note:
Refunds - It is the student's responsibility to notify START's training team that they will be dropping the course. Requests for refunds will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please provide your full name and transaction ID (found on your receipt) in any correspondence. START's training team can be contacted at training@start.umd.edu or 301-405-6600.