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Basic Special Agent Course (DOS)

Diplomatic Security Service Academy
Reaccreditation

The Basic Special Agent Course is an intense 29-week program that prepares newly appointed Diplomatic Security Agent candidates for domestic duty with the Department of State. Upon entry on duty with the Department of State, all Special Agent candidates attend a three week orientation at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center followed by 12 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, GA for the Criminal Investigators Training Program. The course culminates 13 weeks of specialized training in the Washington D.C. area that includes two weeks of introductory training, deliberate planning, leadership, tactical medicine, personnel recovery, weapons, small unit tactics, and movement and static security procedures need to operate in non-permissive environments.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation
Reaccreditation
Reaccreditation
Reaccreditation