Special Agent Basic Training (ATF)

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Initial Accreditation
November 2019

The purpose of the SABT is to provide ATF special agents trainees with training and instruction to develop in them the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to enforce ATF’s mission – reducing violent crime. The program teaches trainees how to investigate criminal violations of the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act, and crimes specific to ATF’s jurisdiction including firearms trafficking, and federal arson and explosives violations. The SABT is 69 instructional days and consists of 603.5 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24.

Accreditation History

Initial Accreditation
November 2019