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FBI: Work Experience
May 6th, 2012 at 7:40pm
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Hi there,
The FBI website says that applicants must have a four-year degree and three years of professional work experience. This means: seven years of preparation.
Nevertheless applicants may be at the age of 23. How is it possible that applicants meet the requirements and be just 23 years old? Or did I misunderstand something and there are other ways (like being recruited directly from college)?
  
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Reply #1 - May 8th, 2012 at 10:49pm
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FBI Special Agent applicants who can speak a critical language (Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, etc.) get to have the work experience requirement waived.  So they can apply right out of college.  If you have a Masters only 2 years of full time experience is required, if you have a PhD only 1 year of full time experience.  But everyone must have at least a BS degree.  Some people do graduate college early (I know people who got their BS at age 20) and can work for 3 years and be eligible to apply at 23/24.  I asked the FBI Applicant Coordinator about this and was told that most applicants are older than 23.  The average age for New Agents entering the Academy at Quantico is 30.

usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-05-26-fbi-recruits_x.htm
  
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