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DEA Basic Agent Training Program

Drug Enforcement Administration

The DEA Basic Agent Training Program is an 18-week entry-level training program designed to prepare DEA Special Agents for field assignments nationwide. Core instructional areas include confidential source management, undercover operations, surveillance, operational planning, search warrant management, prisoner processing, report writing, evidence handling, interview and interrogation techniques, standards of conduct, DEA mission and history, drug recognition, computer information systems, and legal training.  Students receive over 127 hours of firearms training.  The physical fitness and defensive tactics regimen is designed to help students prevail in compliant and non-compliant arrest situations.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation