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The University of Tennessee

Our Program


The University of Tennessee and RELYANT have partnered together to develop the most comprehensive UXO training program available. The University of Tennessee will be providing top tier college professors in the areas of mathematics, engineering, and science. RELYANT will be providing experienced UXO Certified instructors for hands-on field and safety training. RELYANT, a company that actively seeks UXO contracts and employs UXO technicians brings the knowledge of what is needed and expected of UXO technicians and will provide the most relevant, necessary, and up-to-date information about the UXO field.



Benefits of our Program

  • Course is approved for use of veterans’ education benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • Sallie Mae pre-approved program with payments starting as low as $126 per month.
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER, Hazardous Waste Site Worker 29CFR1910.120{(e)(3)} certification is included in our course at no additional cost (required for employment as a UXO Technician). This is not an online section. All training will be done in-person with real hands-on experience.
  • International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) training included at no additional cost, led by United Nations accredited Mine Action Organization personnel, prepares graduates for work in international demining operations.
  • State-of-the art facilities and computer labs for student use. Every classroom equipped with AV and wireless Internet.



Certifications Obtained During Program

UT-RELYANT designed the UXO course to provide the most certifications possible to ensure the graduates from the course receive the best possible job offers. Upon completion our graduates will be receiving the following certificates:

  • UXO Technician I Certificate
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER, Hazardous Waste Site Worker 29CFR1910.120{(e)(3)} Certificate
  • Confined Space Overview Certificate
  • OSHA’s Permit Required Confined Space Standard Certificate
  • Backhoe Operator Safety Certificate
  • Forklift Operator Safety Certificate
  • First Aid CPR/AED Certificate
  • National Safety Council First Aid Course Certificate
  • National Safety Council CPR Course Certificate
  • International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) Certificate
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Test Certificate
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Landmine, ERW, and IED Awareness Safety Brief Certificate
  • Minelab F3 Metal Mine Detector Certificate
  • Wallet placards for the following: HAZWOPER, Confined Space, Backhoe, and Forklift Certificates


UXO Demolition

Expert Instruction

All of our instructors used in this course will always maintain a professional attitude towards every aspect of this course. Every instructor is required to have the highest level of certifications required to teach the material, and all instructors will ensure that every student is given the best chance to succeed. The students are the number one priority to us.



State-of-the-Art Facilities

All of our facilities are designed to provide the best possible learning atmosphere. All classrooms provide free wireless Internet, and each classroom is equip to handle all the necessary Audio/Visual equipment needed to give the best possible learning experience. We also provide a computer lab, equip with a smart board, for our professors to use during lectures.



Our Teaching Method

We believe that the best way to ensure that all students are able to grasp the different concepts taught is through extensive hands-on training. This is the best way for students to retain the lessons taught to them. With this understanding, we have designed our course around that concept. We have made every attempt to incorporate hands-on training throughout this course.