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Headquartered in Washington, DC, the FBI has over 55 field offices located throughout the USA as well as smaller units throughout the world.

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tamvid11  
#541 Posted : Friday, April 23, 2021 12:15:22 PM(UTC)
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What’s abnormal timeline for medical appointments after being notified you passed polygraph? I’m ensuring that I have both Covid doses and all other requirement vaccines.

I'd say a couple weeks to a month is normal. Just be careful updating vaccines right now as they will cause you not to be able to do the TB skin test. I had all my regular vaccines updated months ago, but I did covid the minute I could which fell a couple weeks after my poly. I had a 2 dose vaccine and my medical got scheduled between the 2. You have to wait until the series is complete and then wait 30 days in order to the TB test.
All other vaccines are a 2 week wait before you can do the skin test. My option was wait 45 days and then return for the skin test, OR, pay for my own blood test. I opted for my own test - FBI will not order or pay for the bloodwork. I'd rather pay that than hold up my medical for 45 days! If you've not updated them already or started the covid vaccine, I would just suggest waiting until the medical is done, then just update everything and send in your records as soon as you get stuff done. Save money and not delay anything...
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#542 Posted : Friday, April 23, 2021 12:28:17 PM(UTC)
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What’s abnormal timeline for medical appointments after being notified you passed polygraph? I’m ensuring that I have both Covid doses and all other requirement vaccines.

I'd say a couple weeks to a month is normal. Just be careful updating vaccines right now as they will cause you not to be able to do the TB skin test. I had all my regular vaccines updated months ago, but I did covid the minute I could which fell a couple weeks after my poly. I had a 2 dose vaccine and my medical got scheduled between the 2. You have to wait until the series is complete and then wait 30 days in order to the TB test.
All other vaccines are a 2 week wait before you can do the skin test. My option was wait 45 days and then return for the skin test, OR, pay for my own blood test. I opted for my own test - FBI will not order or pay for the bloodwork. I'd rather pay that than hold up my medical for 45 days! If you've not updated them already or started the covid vaccine, I would just suggest waiting until the medical is done, then just update everything and send in your records as soon as you get stuff done. Save money and not delay anything...


As usual great advice.

Covid#1 a 4/10/21
Second shot can be as long as 42 days after the first. (5/22)
I’m plan on taking my updated immunizations on Monday 4/26 then waiting 14 days after that to schedule my second Covid vaccine because it’s not mandatory like immunizations are for FBI medical.
Polygraph is in June so if I pass I don’t anticipate starting medical until July so I have some time. The biggest hurdle for me is getting those updated immunizations the Covid shots are easy because you can take the shot anywhere.
FutureGmen  
#543 Posted : Friday, April 23, 2021 6:59:38 PM(UTC)
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Word out to those who are getting vaccinated and have medical approaching. I updated a couple a few months ago, but there are some that will interfere with the skin TB test (you can't have had them in the past 2 weeks I think). So update them earlier than you think you need to. Also, if you are going to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it also interferes and isn't listed on the forms. They will tell you that you have to wait 30 days after the second dose to get the skin test (my issue, and I haven't even had the second dose yet making me 45 days out from being able to do the skin test and delaying medical clearance). I let my PCP know, and they ordered a blood test for me, which I have to pay out of pocket for, but it can be done immediately and submitted to HQ with the rest of your medical.


Thanks for the continued advice like to get a little bit of clarification for medical.
Sohistory and will be then be provided a doctor that is contracted by the local FBI to conduct our physical assessment including hearing EKG audiogram vision? So everyone who passes the polygraph will then beginning a medical packet by the applicant coordinator which includes the FD form a.k.a. medical history. Who do we give the immunization records and veterans disability packet and proof of bloodwork to do we email that to an inbox or to application coordinator? If your a retiree or old fart like me then your medical records are hundreds of pages long.
Btw your inbox is full lol
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#544 Posted : Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:47:48 AM(UTC)
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That is fast! I've been in BI since aug 2020.
FutureGmen  
#545 Posted : Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:54:37 AM(UTC)
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That is fast! I've been in BI since aug 2020.


😬 sounds like you got some history.
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#546 Posted : Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:04:42 AM(UTC)
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Hi all, I've been browsing this forum enough that I figured I'd share my timeline:

2/20: Application
3/20: Phase 1 Invite
7/20: Phase 1 Pass
9/20: Meet and Greet
11/20: PFT
12/20: Phase 2 W
2/21: Phase 2 I/CJO/PSI
3/21: Poly/Credit Pulled
4/21: References Contacted/Medical

And now I'm just waiting. It's hard not to get so anxious about not knowing. I was given an 8-10 weeks timeline for my background which seems very quick - did anyone else get a timeframe?


It was about nine weeks between my BI start and the date change in my portal. If the date change means the BI is complete then the 8-10 week timeframe could be realistic. Obviously, there's tons of things that can influence it's progress though. Additionally, I was invited to take the Pre-Q PFT a few days after that date change too so I'd like to think I'm done with it.
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#547 Posted : Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:56:35 AM(UTC)
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Hi all, I've been browsing this forum enough that I figured I'd share my timeline:

2/20: Application
3/20: Phase 1 Invite
7/20: Phase 1 Pass
9/20: Meet and Greet
11/20: PFT
12/20: Phase 2 W
2/21: Phase 2 I/CJO/PSI
3/21: Poly/Credit Pulled
4/21: References Contacted/Medical

And now I'm just waiting. It's hard not to get so anxious about not knowing. I was given an 8-10 weeks timeline for my background which seems very quick - did anyone else get a timeframe?


It was about nine weeks between my BI start and the date change in my portal. If the date change means the BI is complete then the 8-10 week timeframe could be realistic. Obviously, there's tons of things that can influence it's progress though. Additionally, I was invited to take the Pre-Q PFT a few days after that date change too so I'd like to think I'm done with it.


Nice! At which point of the process did they reach out to say schedule medical? Did you have to go one of their providers? How did the medical stuff take to complete?


Right after the poly, which seems to be common. You go to one of their doctors and it's similar to a routine physical. The length of the medical step would be relative to your personal history. I'm waiting on an answer from them regarding a shot currently, expected on Monday.

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#548 Posted : Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:07:39 AM(UTC)
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Anyone have some tips for improving 1.5 mil time? I’m good with everything else but the 1.5 is my struggle. Currently I do a 300 meter sprint, rest 5 min then go into the 1.5 to simulate the PFT (hardest part to me is sprint then long run). I find on the 1.5 one of 2 things happens. Either my calf start to hurt a lot around 1 mile making it hard for me to continue or I go too slow (9 minute mile pace) but my calf is fine.
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#549 Posted : Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:19:45 AM(UTC)
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For those of you that have completed medical. I applied several years ago and did not receive a request from HQ to get the Hep A vaccine. They requested MMR, Polio, Tdap, Meningitis, Flu. Have any of you been asked to complete Hep A and if so, did it hold you up in the process? I'm a little surprised I wasn't asked to get Hep A before.
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#550 Posted : Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:42:47 AM(UTC)
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For those of you that have completed medical. I applied several years ago and did not receive a request from HQ to get the Hep A vaccine. They requested MMR, Polio, Tdap, Meningitis, Flu. Have any of you been asked to complete Hep A and if so, did it hold you up in the process? I'm a little surprised I wasn't asked to get Hep A before.


HQ didn't specifically ask me but all required vaccinations are listed in the medical forms:

• Polio
• Meningococcal
• Tetanus
• Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
• Hepatitis A and B
• Varicella
• Flu

Hep A requires two doses 6 months apart just FYI.


Understood. Reason I ask is that back then I did not have proof of Hep A immunization, but when HQ sent me a follow up request for immunizations, Hep A wasn't included (despite it being listed as required). So my thinking is that I'm good if they did not request before, but also want to get ahead of it.

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For those of you that have completed medical. I applied several years ago and did not receive a request from HQ to get the Hep A vaccine. They requested MMR, Polio, Tdap, Meningitis, Flu. Have any of you been asked to complete Hep A and if so, did it hold you up in the process? I'm a little surprised I wasn't asked to get Hep A before.


HQ didn't specifically ask me but all required vaccinations are listed in the medical forms:

• Polio
• Meningococcal
• Tetanus
• Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
• Hepatitis A and B
• Varicella
• Flu

Hep A requires two doses 6 months apart just FYI.


Which ones of these can be confirmed using a titer test? I’m having trouble finding my medical records so I’m going to just have my doctor give me the vaccines again but I’d like to avoid the ones I can.
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For those of you that have completed medical. I applied several years ago and did not receive a request from HQ to get the Hep A vaccine. They requested MMR, Polio, Tdap, Meningitis, Flu. Have any of you been asked to complete Hep A and if so, did it hold you up in the process? I'm a little surprised I wasn't asked to get Hep A before.


HQ didn't specifically ask me but all required vaccinations are listed in the medical forms:

• Polio
• Meningococcal
• Tetanus
• Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
• Hepatitis A and B
• Varicella
• Flu

Hep A requires two doses 6 months apart just FYI.


Which ones of these can be confirmed using a titer test? I’m having trouble finding my medical records so I’m going to just have my doctor give me the vaccines again but I’d like to avoid the ones I can.


Unfortunately, I have no idea. You'd have to ask HQ. Have you tried reaching out to the state health department or your undergrad for health records?


Tried state health department. They’ve been slow. I’ll check with under grad and see if they know.
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Personally, calling around to my few pediatricians got me nowhere. Waiting on the State DOH would prob cause me to age out and I'm not even 30 yet. I'd start by getting your undergrad record, which is what got me almost everything on the childhood vaccines. In the meantime, go to the CVS website and make an appointment for the ones that you know you're going to need updated, like the ones needed within the past 5yrs and the current flu season shot. If you've determined that you're missing a record of a vaccine(s) once you put it all together, get your Doctor to order a titer and you'll either be immune or need to schedule a dose for that vaccine. This process took me about a week, even with ordering the titer. Results of the titer could be a week or two.
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If I take a titer and there’s evidence of those vaccines inside my body.. are you saying these test results are sufficient for submission to FBI medical? If not present then we need to take the shots.
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#555 Posted : Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:46:20 AM(UTC)
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If I take a titer and there’s evidence of those vaccines inside my body.. are you saying these test results are sufficient for submission to FBI medical? If not present then we need to take the shots.


Not necessarily, if you take a look at page 9/30 of the FBI Special Agent Selection Process PDF on Goggle, you'll see a footnote that lists the vaccines that they'll accept titers for.

"Proof of positive titer (blood test) will only be accepted for MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Varicella."

I encourage you to seek answers about this stuff from your AC or the medical clinic that will be administering your eval, since it involves needles and bandaids. Once you get a record from your undergrad and get some shots updated at CVS, you'll see how quickly it comes together.
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I know I've seen previous questions on this forum about what they study in Quantico or what are some good things to study in the meantime before going to better prepare. I personally feel like a good place to start would be:

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate

Going to that part of their website and learning each of the categories: Counterintelligence, Cyber Crime, Terrorism, Public Corruption, Civil Rights, Organized Crime, White-Collar Crime, Violent Crime and WMD.
Also, I noticed somewhere where it said that the FBI is responsible for enforcing around 300+ federal statutes. I haven't been able to find these statutes anywhere, but if they were somewhere it would be nice to probably look these over as well. Seeing as how the job of a Special Agent is to enforce these statutes I would imagine these would be studied in Quantico. If anyone knows where these statutes are please share.

Oh, and also, it seems simplistic in nature but since the FBI is responsible for upholding the constitution... it would probably be worthwhile to refresh on the actual Constitution. Even if you didn't get the job with the FBI, this would still be a worthwhile exercise for any american.

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With so many questions about vaccines and medical, most should just reach out to their HR specialist or AC and ask some direct questions, they will be helpful. When they schedule medical, they will send you a packet of information for you to fill out, but then they also send INSTRUCTIONS. Read those. That is where they tell you to bring your vaccination records. You don't list anything out on any paperwork yourself about these. You bring the documentation so that the doctor can review. Same thing with that huge VA disability narrative (not just the determination) - it says to give it to your AC. I think most also take it to medical, but if you don't already have the narrative, you should get it sooner rather than later. They also ask for records of current medical conditions if they are ongoing, documentation for any hospital says within a certain period of years, and records for any surgeries performed in the last couple of years. If you don't bring those, they will see your medical as incomplete and have you do a follow-up so that those can be provided.
I only had 4 day notice of my medical being scheduled, so keep that in mind. Work now so you're not scrambling when you get that email!
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Anyone know where in the process they do the spouse interview? Is that done concurrently with the BI or more towards the end of the process. FBI and USSS seem to be the only ones who conduct these. USSS is at the very end of the process and hiring call is typically a week or so later. FBI the same or do they do it earlier?
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With so many questions about vaccines and medical, most should just reach out to their HR specialist or AC and ask some direct questions, they will be helpful. When they schedule medical, they will send you a packet of information for you to fill out, but then they also send INSTRUCTIONS. Read those. That is where they tell you to bring your vaccination records. You don't list anything out on any paperwork yourself about these. You bring the documentation so that the doctor can review. Same thing with that huge VA disability narrative (not just the determination) - it says to give it to your AC. I think most also take it to medical, but if you don't already have the narrative, you should get it sooner rather than later. They also ask for records of current medical conditions if they are ongoing, documentation for any hospital says within a certain period of years, and records for any surgeries performed in the last couple of years. If you don't bring those, they will see your medical as incomplete and have you do a follow-up so that those can be provided.
I only had 4 day notice of my medical being scheduled, so keep that in mind. Work now so you're not scrambling when you get that email!


I get the sense that we get more unique info here than from the AC especially when dealing with specific paperwork issues.
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Can anyone clarify whether the PFT is in a specific order? I assumed it was as follows:

Situps
0-5 min break
300m Sprint
0-5 min break
Push-ups
0-5 min break
1.5 mile run
Finished and receive score

Is this correct?

Also, do you schedule the P2 written and interview at the same time? Or does the portal open to schedule the written, then after taking it, weeks to months later, does the portal open to schedule the interview as well? Just trying to get a handle on exactly how the process works.


https://fbijobs.gov/site...t/files/how-to-apply.pdf

You'll find all the accurate information about the PFT here. It is exactly a 5 min break between.
No, written and interview are no longer done at the same time. You schedule the written and take it at a proctored exam site. Then you wait until your office is conducting interviews. The office will reach out to you and let you know when to schedule. Mine said during the Meet & Greet when they would be having the next interviews.

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