How to Apply


Learn how to submit an application, meet all documentation requirements and request for reasonable accommodations here. Before beginning the application process, please take a moment to review the items below to ensure you provide all required documentation if applicable.

Federal Resume Guide
Federal Resume Template
Proof of Federal Work Experience
Proof of Veteran Status
Veteran's Preference (optional)
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 The status of the application will update to Withdrawn and the application will remain viewable.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.


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 email at, phone at 202-324-2158 or fax at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This email 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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