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FBI Quantico

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FBI Quantico

Every employee starts their journey here. Explore different opportunities at FBI Quantico.

The academy in Quantico, VA


FBI Quantico is where all employees onboard and receive ongoing world-class training.

Opened in 1972, this campus originally housed the FBI Academy. Today the campus has expanded to also include the FBI Laboratory Division, Operational Technology Division (OTD), and the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

Examples of Roles at FBI Quantico

  • Physical scientists extract and preserve evidence in multiple disciplines, like trace evidence, latent fingerprints, or firearms/toolmarks.

        Science and Medicine

  • Budget analysts manage annual funding by leveraging enterprise financial data and assessing resource allocation needs or requests.

        Finance and Accounting

  • Information technology specialists support FBI operations and ensure that FBI personnel have the tools necessary to perform their jobs.


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Mission-Critical Support

We share 547 acres of ground with the U.S. Marine Corps—there’s more to FBI Quantico than the world-class training academy. There are thousands of employees at FBI Quantico who uphold the FBI mission to serve the American public ever day. Some of our activities include:

  • Operate the FBI Academy, where all new special agents and intelligence analysts train together to serve together.

  • Run the FBI Laboratory, providing forensic analysis support services including forensic analysis, technical hazards response, scientific analysis, operational technology, and more.

  • Offer support services to the entire complex, including automotive and telecommunications services.

Read more about FBI Quantico and our world-class FBI Academy at FBI.gov.

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New Employee Program

The ONE Seminar

All FBI employees spend a week at FBI Quantico for the Onboarding New Employees (ONE) seminar. The seminar introduces employees to the FBI’s history, culture, and structure. This includes going over payroll and personnel actions, benefits, retirement or Thrift Savings Plan enrollment, and more.

Attendees may stay on for additional training, such as the Basic Field Training Course.

Professional Development

You never stop learning at the FBI. Virtual training opportunities, professional certifications, or advanced training may be available. Visit our individual career pages for more information.

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Basic Field Training Course

In the Basic Field Training Course (BFTC), new special agents and intelligence analysts train together to serve as a cohesive team out in the field.

New Special Agent Training

All new agents are required to attend a 16-week training session at Quantico. The session includes 850 hours of instruction in academics, firearms training, law enforcement tactical skills, and physical training.

Special Agents

New Intelligence Analyst Training

All new intelligence analysts are required to attend a 12-week training session at Quantico. They receive a curriculum consistent with the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Analysts learn about doctrine and tradecraft, authorities and guidelines, and gain a respect and appreciation for the rule of law.

Intelligence Analysts

The National Academy

Open to law enforcement leaders and managers in police departments and agencies the world over, the National Academy offers a comprehensive course of study for law enforcement leaders. Participation is invitation-only and occurs through a nomination process.

The National Academy

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The FBI has a strong national and global reach. In addition to our 56 field offices and our satellite offices (known as resident agencies), we station employees overseas to partner with law enforcement, intelligence, and security services worldwide.

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