The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the largest federal law enforcement agencies under the administration of the CBP agency and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CBP is responsible for administering the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection Officer exams for those candidates interested in becoming border patrol agents.
CBP employs over 20,000 workers, and, as of 2017, plans to hire between 10,000–15,000 new agents.
The application process to become a U.S. CBP employee is extremely rigorous in order to ensure those selected can carry out the duties expected of them. Before applying, you must first meet some basic requirements:
If you met the aforementioned requirements, you may start the hiring process, which consists of the following:
It's important to note that any previous arrests, drug use, and financial issues may be flagged.
If you pass the aforementioned steps, the next are:
Only if you pass every aspect of the hiring process will you be offered a job.
The CBP offers many different types of positions:
With the right amount of preparation, you too can become one of the thousands of agents working for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and protecting the United States' borders. JobTestPrep offers PrepPacks™ for both the CBP and BPO entrance exams. Our PrepPacks™ include practice tests, study guides, and answer explanations to help you both understand the material and improve your score.
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