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How hard is it to pass the FBI Academy?

Just getting accepted as a new agent is difficult; only 6 percent of applicants are accepted for basic training, which typically lasts about 20 weeks. The tactical training includes scenarios at Hogan’s Alley, a mock town at the academy. “The training at Hogan’s Alley is not easy,” said Kurt Crawford, a former F.B.I.

Can you fail out of FBI Academy?

Yes, you can. You can fail out of the Academy and you can fail out two ways. Let me say, that’s probably the hardest part of our job is dismissing a student, and not because we’re dismissing them.

How dangerous is it to be a FBI agent?

As such, being an FBI Special Agent is one of the most dangerous jobs around; at any given moment, a Special Agent could be called in to handle a hostage crisis, go undercover in a domestic terrorism cell, or investigate a bomb site. It’s a bit different than most safe, comfortable desk jobs.

What do female FBI agents wear?

If an Agent is required to be present in court, he or she will always wear a suit. Supervisors within the FBI are usually in a suit, but not necessarily all of them.

Do FBI agents wear uniforms?

FBI agents do NOT have uniforms; they are not required to wear anything in particular.

Where do most FBI agents work?

Although an FBI agent is a U.S. government employee whose primary duty is combating threats to U.S. security such as terrorism, she might work anywhere in the world. The FBI has a national headquarters, local field offices and legal attachés, or legats, scattered around the globe, according to the FBI website.

Do FBI agents have to carry guns off duty?

Those in specialized areas like the Hostage Rescue Teams may also be issued weapons that fit their duties. Agents are allowed to carry personal weapons, provided they do not violate the policies regarding firearms. Unless otherwise instructed, agents are required to be armed at all times.

Can FBI agents have families?

“Obviously most FBI agents are concerned about crime and national security, but they also, for the most part, have families,” he says. “They have kids, they have sick days off, they worry about their wives or their husbands, and they attend birthday parties — just regular stuff.”

Do all FBI employees go to Quantico?

All new employees attend a basic orientation course called “ONE”—or Onboarding New Employees—in Quantico, Virginia. And a large variety of classroom, on-the-job, and web-based training opportunities are available to professional staff members after their hiring.