Can You Make It Through the First Round of Special Agent FBI Training?

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Talin Vartanian

5 Min Quiz

Are you willing to relocate to Quantico, Virginia, for training?

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In which of these leadership training programs would you want to enroll?

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As an FBI Special Agent, you have to be on call 24/7. Is that OK with you?

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How do you feel about the firearms part of the training?

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Would you be comfortable driving an emergency vehicle?

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Upper body strength is important for FBI training. How many pushups can you do in one minute?

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Are you OK with being pepper sprayed during your training?

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Which of these defensive tactics would you want to learn more about?

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FBI training includes many swimming tests. How would you rate your swimming skills?

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At which of the following training exercises would you excel?

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Are you comfortable with working 50 hours a week as an FBI Special Agent?

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What would you like to learn about the most in the classroom?

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Are you willing to undergo a polygraph test?

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Are you mentally and physically prepared for 20 weeks of intense training?

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Which of these FBI classes and exercises scares you?

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Which of these FBI core values resonates with you the most?

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Will you have any trouble passing the vision and hearing test?

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Do you currently hold a bachelor's degree?

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Are you comfortable with conducting interviews at Hogan's Alley?

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Would you rather perform a daytime or a nighttime surveillance?

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Would you rather run a 300-meter sprint or 1.5 miles?

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Are you interested in joining the Tactical Recruitment Program?

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Are you confident about passing the Capstone part of the case exercises?

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At what part of the physical training would you excel?

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How would you rate your report writing skills with regards to the FBI academic training?

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How many situps are you able to do in one minute (for the FBI physical tests)?

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On a scale of 1-10, how well can you manage stress?

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How many minimum cumulative points are required to pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT)?

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Have you done any volunteer work that may make your application stand out?

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How many years of full-time work experience do you have?

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About This Quiz

Have you dreamed of a career as an FBI Special Agent? While it sounds super awesome, the training that participants must go through is not for the faint of heart. You will be tested continuously on your physical abilities, and you must consistently score a passing grade to stay in the program. You will also be tested on various academic subjects, such as behavioral science and forensics.

The FBI Training Academy does come with many perks, though. There is a library, swimming pool, gym and a firing range for training purposes. There's also "Hogan's Alley," which is a simulated town that was created specifically for case exercises. But did you know you'll have to complete 850 hours of training to become an FBI Special Agent? There's also an optional fitness test called "Yellow Brick Road," and the reward is none other than a real yellow brick! All you have to do is run through 6.1 miles of barbed wire, steep hills and muddy water. No big deal, right? If you think that you have what it takes to pass the first round of FBI Special Agent training, then it's time to show off your skills with this challenging quiz!


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