Here is what our students and book buyers say about the Northwest Explosives Academy:
"It's amazing how much you really go over during your class. Good "bang" for your buck for sure! Enthusiasm, safety and a good learning environment all well in place with Northwest Explosive Academy! I recommend this class to anybody interested in the blasting and explosives industry!"
Tyson Krieger, Gold Beach, Oregon
"The class was really great, and helpful in me getting my own ATF Type 33 Permit,"
Craig, Sumpter, Oregon
"This class is amazing! There is no other program like this anywhere else to get this kind of hands on experience,"
N. G. Dordon, Grants Pass, Oregon
"Thanks for a great class in November, 2012. I learned alot on blasting, explosives, laws, paperwork, etc because you broke everything down so good on the first day and answered every question we had. The 2nd day was great because of all the information you gave us and all the hands on we got with the explosives. I will and have told friends and co workers about your classes and i cant wait to get some time to get to a 2nd class of yours."
"I learned more usable knowledge about explosives in two days than I though was possible. Great course well worth the time and money. Excellent job Jack. Thanks again."
Jeff K, Gold mine owner, Nevada
"Never had more fun learning! Made for an incredibly entertaining and knowledgable weekend. Class time was well presented and was extremely pleased to see the provided materials follow right along. Occasional notes to take, but the provided book allowed me to focus entirely on the discussion and questions. Hands-on training was truly valuable providing real life scenarios to put our education to the test. Thanks to everyone involved, will recommend to anyone looking to expand their skills."
Jay Verburg - Portland, Oregon
"Northwest Explosives Academy " Blew my socks off" I learned more than I ever imagined. The team couldn't have been a more professional and enjoyable group of individuals."
Jamol DeClair, Portland, Oregon
"The class at NW Explosives Academy was all I expected and more. Great curriculum and the hands on field experience was outstanding. Looking forward to another class."
Thanks, Rick Foster - Arizona
"I traveled across the country to meet Jack and take a class from Northwest Explosives. Jack has been very helpful and has always answered my questions quickly and kindly. The class was a great primer to launch me into my own permit. To all who are on the fence, go for it! It will be well worth your time."
Rendale Meyer, Nebraska
"Jack, Wow thanks for the class, it was a great adventure! I am excited about becomeing a blasterand learning more about rock demolition and looking forward to doing more training with you."
Fred W., California
"Thanks NW Explosives Academy, what a dynamite way to learn how to safely handle explosives."
Larry Overman, Buckeye Mine, Bourne, Oregon
"The book titled Explosives and Blasting by Jack W. Peters, is the most comprehensive and affordable book on the market. I have spent allot of time searching online for a good educational book on blasting and all the books I came upon where either big text books that had an outrageously high praise or where small affordable books that included hard to read text with outdated information. On the other hand, this book on Explosives and Blasting is enjoyable from beginning to end and effectively provides all the need information on the subject. By reading through the book I found it really easy to understand all the techniques and terminology through well worded text and great illustrations. In addition, the book comes with a DVD which provides the opportunity to visually watch and better understand all the information provided in the book through a vast array of great blasting demonstrations. By reading and watching this book and DVD combo it is obvious that there is no other product that can offer superior insight with the convenience of an affordable price. I also enjoyed the class, it was more than I expected."
Thank you, Brandon M. Hernandez, California
"I recently attended one of the two-day courses and found it to be well worth the time and effort it took me to drive to western Oregon from Austin, Texas. I heartily recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn blasting or obtain their ATF explosives permit."
Franklin Roberts, Austin, Texas
"This is one great book!" Charles Harrod, owner, Blasters Tool & Supply
"As a beginning small scale blaster, with no experience, this class was exactly what I had been searching for to compliment my intense study of the available written material on the subject. There is simply no substitute for "hands on" guidance, and this class provides just that. I am now much more confident in my ability to handle and use explosives, properly, safely and legally."
Joe S. CPA, Newport, California
"The only program I found in the country for real hands-on training. Highly recommended if you are serious about learning how to blast legal and safe."
Bill G. Portland, Oregon