Documents and Downloads
Special Agent Document Library
Find all the documents and downloads you need to apply for the special agent position, prepare for our assessments, or review our current policies.
The special agent Documents and Downloads library is your central location to find all the forms, guides, and instructional videos you need to apply to be an FBI Special Agent.
We recommend using a computer to access fillable PDF forms and Word documents.
Special agent applications must include a set of standardized federal application forms. If you are a current federal employee or a veteran, you may be required to include additional forms with your application. You can find all the forms and guidance you need below.
All You Need to Know to Apply (PDF)
The official guide to the special agent application process.
Core Competencies (PDF)
These specialized traits represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities all of our employees are expected to cultivate and apply to their important work in fulfilling our mission.
Federal Resume Guide (PDF)
Outline for documentation you will need to provide in your special agent application.
Federal Resume Template (DOCX)
The required resume template for all federal job applications.
Additional Application Forms
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action form
For applicants with current or prior federal work experience.
DD-214, Member 4 copy or Service 2 copy or Statement of Service
Required for current or former members of the armed forces. Documents can be requested from Veterans Affairs (VA) or your military branch.
SF-15 10-Point Veteran Preference form or VA letter, dated within one year
Required for disabled veterans, in addition to the DD-214 or Statement of Service.
We do not endorse any test preparation materials beyond what can be found on FBIJobs.gov.
Testing Overview (PDF)
Detailed guidance on everything you can expect for Phase I, Phase II, and the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
PFT Training Tips (PDF)
Find tips to help you build skills and strengthen the muscle groups essential to passing the four mandatory sections of the PFT.
Whether you’re an aspiring special agent hoping to see if you have what it takes or a fitness enthusiast curious about the training, this mobile application will help you learn the benchmarks of our official PFT.
Basic Field Training Course (PDF)
The Basic Field Training Course (BFTC) is designed to train new special agents and intelligence analysts together, preparing them for collaborative work in the field.
Become A Special Agent
Our special agents have a range of backgrounds, education, and skill sets that collectively allow us to stay ahead of threats. Special agents have the drive and leadership skills to take on new challenges and protect their communities.
Special Agent Videos
Follow a class of trainees as they spend several weeks at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where they'll learn what it takes to become a special agent.