How to Apply

Application guidance and information.

The FBI encourages all qualified individuals to apply for one of the many rewarding positions within our organization. Here are general guidelines to follow when applying; specific application requirements may vary by discipline.

How to Apply


Use the sections below to learn more about how to submit and withdraw an application, and ensure that you meet all requirements for employment with the FBI.


How to Submit an Application


Collegiate Hires and Interns should see application process steps on those respective pages.

The following instructions outline the FBI's submission process. You must complete all sections of an application and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the job posting/vacancy announcement.

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  1. Register for an account
  2. Search for a job posting
  3. Read the Terms and Agreements. If you agree, select “I Agree” to these terms checkbox.
  4. Select the Next Button to begin your submission.
    *Note: The number of sections in your submission will vary based on the job posting selected.
  5. Complete all sections of your submission to include all questions in the Pre-application Questionnaire section.
    *Note: Special Agent applicants must complete the Self-PFT and input their results in the application.
  6. Based on the job posting, add required and optional documents as attachments.
  7. Review your completed submission and select the Submit button when ready to submit.
    *Note: No changes can be made to submissions. If you wish to make changes, you will be required to withdraw and reapply.

If there is interest in your application, FBI HR specialists will initiate contact with you by email. If you have submitted an application to a Talent Network, you will be asked to apply to the specific career track you have indicated. Note: Emails from FBI will have a extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.


How to Withdraw or Update an Application


In order to withdraw an application, navigate to the My Submissions section on the Careers page. Click the Withdraw button next to the application. Click the Yes button to confirm your selection. You will be prompted to select a reason and then click the Submit button. The status of the application will update to Withdrawn and the application will remain viewable.

Once an application is submitted, the resume and application information cannot be edited. To edit a submission, applicants must withdraw and reapply. To do so, applicants must navigate to the My Submission section on the Careers page and select the Withdraw button next to the application. Click the Yes button to confirm your selection. You will be prompted to select a reason, select Reapplying from the Withdraw Reason dropdown, and then click the Submit button. Once complete, reapply.

View the How to Withdraw an Application job aid for additional instructions.


Other Requirements


Males over age 18 are required to register with the Selective Service for all FBI positions; however, exceptions apply. If you meet one of the exceptions in this chart, please select Yes or N/A in the answer to this question on the application.

To request a reasonable accommodation on your application, please visit and submit your request to the contact address provided.


Documents for Application


Before filling out your application, please take a moment to review the items below and ensure that you provide ALL of the required documentation, if applicable.

Federal Resume Template

Applicants should ensure their resume reflects this template and meets the guidelines outlined in the Federal Resume Guide.


Applicants with current or prior federal work experience should submit the SF-50 with their application.

DD-214 (Member 4 Copy)

Current or former members and veterans of the armed forces should fill out and include either the DD-214 or a Statement of Service letter with their application. Disabled veterans may also submit an SF-15 and/or a VA letter dated 1991 or later.


Reasonable Accommodations


Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at, telephone at 202-324-2158, or Fax at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

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