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How do I become an FBI

Are these the courses I need to take? (Criminal Justice, Finance, and Public Safety Administration)

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Teresa’s Answer

Minimum Qualifications
To qualify for the special agent position, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen.

Be at least 23 years old.

Apply before your 36th birthday unless you have veteran's preference or federal law enforcement experience.*

Possess a valid driver's license.

Have a bachelor's degree and at least two years of full-time professional work experience, or have an advanced degree and at least one year of full-time professional work experience.

Meet our physical fitness requirements.

Be able to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance.

Meet all other FBI Eligibility requirements.

*You must complete the SASS process and enter on duty no later than the day before your 37th birthday.

For more details, please review the FBI Eligibility document.
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Nick’s Answer

Hello Steven! As Teresa posted, the FBI website lists the minimum requirements a Special Agent applicant has to meet in order to be eligible for employment. But, don’t forget that the type of education you get will help make you a better candidate.

Studying foreign languages is a plus, while degree fields such as Accounting, even pre-Law, are desirable by the FBI. You would be surprised how many agents have a juris doctorate degree as well.

These are a few things to consider. Also, remember the FBI hosts a number of exciting civilian positions as well. Be sure to check out their website for more information.

Nick recommends the following next steps:

Narrow your degree field
Study foreign languages
Check out the FBI website
Thank you comment icon Awesome!!! Teresa Heinrich
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Luke’s Answer

Hey Nick! I have met some agents and I would say most of them are accountants! The FBI is heavy on analyzing accounts, they also like accountants for their ability to recognize patterns .
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