Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence

An Accredited NATO Military Body

About JCBRN Defence COE

The JCBRN Defence COE is a NATO military body and multi-nationally sponsored organization which offers recognized expertise and experience to the benefit of the Alliance and other partners. Its activities are focused on NATO Transformation process, Operational Support by providing a CBRN Defence advice and Support of CBRN Defence Education, Training and Exercises.

Mission Statement

The Centre provides advice in all CBRN defence-related areas; develops CBRN defence doctrines, standards and knowledge to support the improvement of interoperability and capabilities; provides opportunities to enhance education and training; contributes to the lessons learned processes; and within an approved Programme of Work, assists NATO, Sponsoring Nations and Partners in their CBRN defence related efforts including validation through experimentation and operational (technical and scientific CBRN Reachback) support.


The JCBRN Defence COE leads institutional and operational efforts to support NATO capability development, mission effectiveness, and interoperability. Through the approved Programme of Work (POW), the JCBRN Defence COE strives to promote adaptive and innovative methods for preventing proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and protecting against CBRN incidents.

Who We Are / What We Do

The Centre combines skills and expertise from more than 70 personnel from fourteen nations in the areas of CBRN concept and doctrine, capabilities development, defence planning, experimentation, training, exercises, education, lessons learned, reachback, modelling & simulation and operations support; acts as NATO Department Head for WMD/CBRN defence training and education; and acts as European Union Military Training Discipline Leader for WMD/CBRN. The Centre also forms the core of the NATO CBRN reachback capability providing timely, coordinated, authoritative and detailed technical and scientific support. Particularly, the Centre provides advice on CBRN hazards and defensive countermeasures, drawing upon remote expert sources of information. The Centre is also expanding outreach efforts beyond a purely military focus to civil-military, European Union, other international organizations, academia. industry cooperation and developing its Internship programme.


Training Courses

Live Agent Training

  • 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2024 (enroll till 18 Aug 2024)