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What do you have to do to become a FBI person and How many years will it take in college?

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Scott’s Answer

The FBI likes a more complete adult with a college education (advanced degrees even better) and some life experience. I’ve been assigned to FBI task forces and their agents frequently have accounting, law and other advanced degrees (computer sciences too). Don’t go get a criminal justice degree and think it will necessarily be appealing to the FBI. I’ve also known many police officers with degrees who transitioned to the FBI after a few years in uniform. Best of luck, hope this helps.
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Harold’s Answer

Any law enforcement job with the federal government requires at least a bachelor's degree. This degree can be in anything.
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Katrina’s Answer

According to a close friend who has been in the FBI for many years and now leads their hiring/onboarding programs, you don't need a criminal justice or law enforcement degree. They are looking for a wide variety of education (minimum Bachelor's degree); example: engineering, construction science, foreign language, etc. In addition, they will require a couple of years of professional experience; therefore, get your education in the area that you are most passionate, get a couple of years experience in that specific field, then apply with the FBI. NOTE: The hiring review and process generally takes one year.

In addition, some special considerations that you must think about now is making wise choices when it comes to your personal life (social media, drugs/alcohol abuse, and more). Don't let poor choices now prevent you from getting the career that you've always dreamed of later in life. FBI will conduct extensive background checks.
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Alexis’s Answer

Basic FBI Special Agent Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

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 year for those who 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 Compartimentalized Information).
VIII. All FBI Special Agent applicants must complete an online application.
IX. It is an arduous process that can last for a year or more, and begins with two rigorous test processes.
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