Our in-depth hiring process may take up to 12 months or longer, and includes the following phases:
- Qualifications Review
- Written Assessment/Panel Interview
- Urinalysis Drug Test
- Medical Examination
- Physical Task Test
- Polygraph Examination
- Psychological Assessment
- Background Investigation
- Final Hiring Decision
All applicants must successfully complete all phases of the hiring process, and remain Most Competitive, to receive a final offer of employment.
Once you've made the decision to apply for a position as a DEA Special Agent, contact your nearest Special Agent Recruitment Coordinator for more information.
To help prepare yourself for our rigorous Physical Task test, you may download a copy of our PTT training booklet (1.9 MB PDF*) here.