Background Investigator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Is there a candidate prescreening process?
  • What are the required qualifications?
  • How can I obtain the credentials required to become a Background Investigator?
  • How long does it take to obtain a favorable suitability determination?
  • What does the New Investigators Training (NIT) entail?
  • How much does training cost?
  • Do I get paid while in training?
  • Can I take the training while I am awaiting a favorable security determination?
  • What is the pay for a Level I Background Investigator?
  • Is there any paid vacation, paid holidays, or sick leave?
  • Is there a clear career path within the investigations field?
  • I believe that I meet all the qualifications, but I haven't been contacted. Why?

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