What education or training do you need to become an FBI agent?

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So you really want to become a real-life Dana Scully or Fox Mulder?You'll have to allow your past and present life to be dissected,then pass intensive entry exams and undergo rigorous training andtesting. Finally, if you manage to become an official FBI specialagent, prepare to set aside your personal life at a moment'snotice. Amazingly, most special agents love their careers anyway.

  1. Be a U.S. citizen between 23 and 37 years of age and capable ofmeeting the Federal Bureau of Investigation's strict physicalrequirements. These include having a corrected vision of 20/20 inone eye and no worse than a corrected 20/40 vision in the othereye.
  2. Possess at least a bachelor's degree from a speciallyaccredited college. Your major must thoroughly prepare you for law,accounting, science, language or a diversified FBI program. Visitthe FBI's Web site (fbi.gov) for the specific degree requirements.
  3. Look for the Special Agent Employment section in the FBI Website. It contains special agent application information and FBIfield office locations. Contact your state's field office foradditional instructions before you submit your application.
  4. Be prepared for strict background checks, tough written testsand demanding interviews as part of your application. Lie detectortests may also be required.
  5. Go through an intensive four-month training period at the FBIAcademy in Quantico, Virginia, if you get through the applicationprocess. Information about the training is also available on theFBI Web site.
  6. Expect a two-year probationary assignment at a field officeonce you graduate and become an official special agent. Chances areyou'll remain in that location for at least four years.

Tips: Include writing classes in your college course work. As aspecial agent, you will be writing numerous reports each year.Expect to work often by yourself or with just one partner.

Understand that you must retire after 20 years as a special agentor when you are 55 years old, whichever comes first.

Warnings: Keep in mind that you will be trained to use deadly forceand will be expected to carry a gun.
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