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how many years to be an FBI agent

i want to know what it takes to become an FBI agent?
or study the minds of criminals
and i also want to help people #criminal-justice #law-enforcement #criminal

Thank you comment icon College degree from an accredited college, and for most degrees three years work experience. At times dependent on needs of agency some degrees don't require three years, ie computer science, law, accounting. Best resource for changing demands is website fbi.gov. Mark Gant

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Tom’s Answer

We had a family member who was a Special Agent with the FBI. She had been in the military and then completed college. Then I believe the actual training was 8-9 months in Virginia. The college degree is likely a necessity, but not the military. It will take you longer to get accepted than the training. There is an FBI office somewhere near you, probably in the Federal Building. I would honestly suggest you go there and ask what you seeking. If you are a student investigating the FBI as a career someone will give you a few minutes. Good luck.

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Tasha’s Answer

To become an agent you must meet the age, education and physical fitness requirement. There are more but these are typically the top ones that are missed. You must obtain a bachelor's degree prior to applying. You then go through a 8 step hiring process and after completion go to the academy to become an agent.
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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Joselin:

According to US News & World Report, anyone who dreams of becoming an FBI special agent should know the eligibility requirements for the job, which are outlined on the FBI website. To name a few, a job candidate needs to possess a bachelor's degree, some post-college work experience and U.S. citizenship. He or she must be capable of acquiring a top-secret security clearance and complying with the FBI's restrictions on drug use.

Because the mandatory retirement age for FBI special agents is 57 and agents must complete 20 years of service to qualify for retirement benefits, job applicants who previously have not worked for the FBI typically must be between 23 and 36 years old, but this rule doesn't generally apply to military veterans. Honorably or generally discharged veterans may qualify for exemptions to age requirements, especially if they suffered an injury in the line of duty.

Here's additional information for your consideration:
The Special Agent Selection System (SASS) is a mentally and physically challenging process designed to find only the most capable applicants. Those who make it through the process become part of an elite team that keeps our country safe.

■ Major Duties

The FBI Special Agent (SA) position requires significant commitment and dedication. Special Agents must:
• Adhere to the highest standards of conduct, especially in maintaining honesty and integrity.
• Be available for worldwide assignment on either a temporary or long-term basis. Not sure about the transfer process?
• Work a minimum of 50 hours a week (which may include irregular hours) and be on call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
• Maintain a high level of fitness necessary to complete training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, and throughout your career.
• Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.
• Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants and other dangerous assignments, all of which pose the risk of personal bodily harm.

I hope this was helpful. Best of luck to you!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

How to Become an FBI Agent • https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/how-to-become-an-fbi-agent-and-why
FBI • https://www.fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents/eligibility
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