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Eligibility Quiz

Find out if you meet the qualifications to become a DEA Special Agent by taking the Eligibility Quiz below:

Individuals who meet the "minimum qualifications" will be further evaluated on their relevant training and experience. This includes:written and oral communication,grammar usage, vocabulary, attention to detail, memory, judgment, teamwork, problem solving, flexibility, interpersonal skills and self-management.


Medical Qualifications

Medical Qualifications

  • I have manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of my fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip and knee.
  • My arms, hands, legs, and feet are sufficiently intact and functioning.
  • I have sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction. I have near vision (corrective lenses permitted) that is sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters.
  • I do not have hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, that exceeds 35 decibels at 1000, 2000 and 3000 Hz levels.
  • I possess the emotional and mental stability to allow me to perform duties that are exacting and responsible and involve activities under trying conditions.
  • I do not have a physical condition that would cause me to be a hazard to myself or others.


Minimum Qualifications - Experience/Education (check all that apply)

I have one year of experience assisting in investigations of alleged or suspected violations of the law; participating in multi-agency/organization venues, briefings, meetings, conferences; researching, collecting and analyzing data from a variety of sources relating to investigations; writing reports and conducting briefings of findings, results, or accomplishments for information or action relating to law enforcement activities and/or court cases; assisting court officials and law enforcement personnel with case-related materials; and testifying or presenting evidence for court, legislative, or administrative proceedings.

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