What do I have to do to become a fbi?
I am Sarah. I am middle eastern. I am 5’3 and i am very sweet. I am kinda cool but than boring at the same time. Im antisocial. My dream is to go to law school and study criminology. #law-enforcement #criminal-justice
-Detective Stephen Murphy (Ret.)
Stephen recommends the following next steps:
You planned education path ( studying criminology then becoming a lawyer) would certainly set you up well for meeting some of the key special agent criteria (e.g., bachelor’s degree, age). In the U.S. you need to have an undergraduate degree (4-year bachelor's degree), and good law school admission test (LSAT) scores to get into law school. Then law school is 3 more years after you graduate from university. And, as you have probably heard, after law school, you have to pass the Bar Exam. Most people who graduate HS and then study for 7 years (undergrad + law school) and then work at least 1 year will meet the FBI's age requirements for eligibility (23-36yo). Note that there are additional requirements like citizenship, and -- if you want to be an FBI agent -- physical tests, driver's license (although with a law school degree, will reduce the work experience requirement to 1 year), etc.
Desiree recommends the following next steps:
The work that FBI Special Agents perform is exacting and demanding and it requires a high caliber of individual to successfully fill the role. Because of the sensitive nature of this work, the FBI has very strict entry requirements in place. To qualify for a position as an FBI Special Agent:
I. Candidates must be at least 23 years old, but younger than 37 at the time of appointment.
II. Candidates must be citizens of the United States.
III. Candidates must hold a four-year degree from a college or university accredited in the United States.
IV. Candidates must possess a valid U.S. driver's license.
V. Candidates must have completed at least two years of professional work experience, or one years for those that hold a master's or higher degree.
VI. Candidates must comply with the FBI Drug Policy and meet the physical fitness standards.
VII. Candidates must be able to be cleared for Top Secret SCI (Secure Compartmentalized Information).