Job Series: 1801 (OPM Classification & Qualifications)
NCCA entrance certification program requires the following of Federal personnel:
At least 25 years of age;
Earned bachelor degree from a four-year college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education;
At least two years investigative experience with a recognized U.S. Government or other law enforcement agency; and
Successful completion of a polygraph (PDD) examination.
The NCCA may grant a waiver for age and experience requirements. However, all candidates must be U.S. citizens, have obtained a four-year degree, and complete a PPD examination. CBP requires U.S. citizenship and a polygraph examination experience as part of our pre-employment requirements. CBP does not currently require the bachelor degree because it is not a part of the qualification standard. Without this degree, a candidate could not perform successfully in the position because he or she would lack the prerequisites for entrance into the NCCA Polygraph Certification Program.