What do need to do to be an FBI Agent?

ok so i'm really interested in being an FBI agent in the future but i need more information about it, and im 17 years old im going to be a senior next year so i dont know whats the best college to atend yet so please helpppppppp???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The simple answer is have a college degree, an advanced degree is better. Find a skill that would be marketable to the FBI,

    From FBI website;

    Accounting

    To qualify under the Accounting Entry Program, candidates must:

    Have been certified as a CPA; or

    Possess, at minimum, a four-year degree with a major in Accounting and three years of progressively responsible accounting work in a professional accounting firm or comparable public setting, such as state comptroller or the General Accounting Office.

    Finance

    To qualify for the Finance Critical Skill, a candidate must:

    Have a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Finance, Economics, or Business; and

    Possess at least two years of professional financial work experience including, but not limited to: Auditor, Financial Analyst, Business Owner, Fraud Investigator, or White Collar Crime Law Enforcement; and/or

    Possess one of the following credentials: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

    Computer Science/Information Technology Expertise

    To qualify for the Computer Science/Information Technology Critical Skill, a candidate must either:

    Qualify under the Computer Science/Information Technology Entry Program; or

    Have managed a corporate network; installed and maintained server operating systems; established and maintained an Internet Service Provider; maintained and monitored performance on a TCP/IP or other protocol network; or maintained and performance tuned servers or Internet Information Services.

    Engineering Expertise

    To qualify for the Engineering Critical Skill, a candidate must have a degree in an Engineering related discipline. A degree in Architecture would also qualify.

    Foreign Language(s) Proficiency

    An applicant may qualify for the Language Critical Skill by qualifying for the Language Entry Program (i.e., passing both the listening and reading portions of the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and demonstrating a proficiency of three or higher on the Speaking Proficiency Test (SPT) in a critical foreign language). For those applicants that qualify under an Entry Program, other than Language, they can qualify for the Language Critical Skill by passing the listening portion of the DLPT and demonstrating a proficiency of “2+” or higher on the SPT in a critical foreign language. The following is a list of language skills that are currently deemed critical by the FBI: Arabic, Chinese - all dialects, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Pashtu, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

    Intelligence Experience

    To qualify for the Intelligence Critical Skill, a candidate must possess two years of substantial, full-time work experience in an intelligence area. Those areas include foreign counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and positive intelligence. The two years of experience may include periods of training that concentrates on intelligence. Full-time work experience as an Intelligence Analyst/Specialist, FBI Special Surveillance Group member, or a supervisor over those positions is sufficient. Candidates who possess undergraduate or advanced degrees in International Studies, International Finance, or a closely related discipline would also qualify.

    Law Experience

    To qualify for the Law Critical Skill a candidate must qualify under the Law Entry Program (i.e., have a JD degree from a resident law school).

    Law Enforcement or Other Investigative Experience

    To qualify for the Law Enforcement Critical Skill, a candidate must have at least two years of full-time investigative experience in a law enforcement agency.

    Military Experience

    To qualify for the Military Critical Skill, a candidate must possess two years of substantial, full-time work experience in the military.

    Physical Sciences Expertise

    To qualify for the Science Critical Skill, a candidate must have a degree in a scientific field such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensics, Mathematics, Medical Specialties, Nursing, Physics, etc.

    Diversified Experience

    To qualify for the Diversified Critical Skill, a candidate must have a BS or BA degree in any discipline, plus three years of full-time work experience, or an advanced degree accompanied by two years of full-time work experience. Please note: opportunities to qualify through the Diversified Critical Skill are very limited.

    In addtion to your skill you must pass a physical fitness test have a clear background and rank competitavly in testing. There are other federal agencies beisde the FBI; DEA, ICE, ATF, postal inspectors, all do law enforcemnt work.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Stay in school and learn to write better, you will be tested on reading and word comprehension....they also look for superior IQ scores....the FBI takes the best of the best...it's tough..........if perseverance and hard work doesn't frighten you than go for it.....take criminal justice courses...and of course, you always have one foot in the door if you can speak and write a foreign language fluently....that would open a lot of diplomatic corps jobs..........

  • 1 decade ago

    Improve your grammar and writing skills. They have tests for that.

    If you really want to be an agent go to college and major in a foreign language or accounting.

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