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  • Originally posted by Kattle View Post
    I was there for 7 hours. They had us all in a room and would call three people at a time to do the VBT. Then if you passed you would be taken to do your SI. I was in the last group of three. Use your common sense and you'll be fine.
    How many groups of 3 were there?
    Geo- Florida
    CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
    NOR- 98 10/25/13
    Qual- GS 7
    TSL- 2/28/14
    PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
    VBT/SI- 5/9/14
    VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
    BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
    BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
    BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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    • Originally posted by joshk24 View Post
      How many groups of 3 were there?
      I'd say there were about 20 or so of us in there. Not sure how they do it but it may be alphabetical.
      Geo: SWB
      CBPO Exam: 09/24/13
      NOR: 92% - 10/28/13
      TSL - 01/31/14
      Medical/PFT1 - 02/19/14
      VBT/SI - 02/28/14
      BI - 03/15/14
      Poly - 04/30/14
      BI Cleared - 06/24/14
      Drug Test - 06/26/14
      The Call - 06/26/14
      PFT 2 - 07/11/14
      EOD - 07/14/14
      Academy - 08/14/14 - 12/23/14

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      • Originally posted by joshk24 View Post
        How long does the vbt usually take?
        Josh, mine took about an hour and a half vbt and si and I was by myself. It may depend on the population density of your region. Good luck.

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        • Originally posted by Jade78 View Post
          Josh, mine took about an hour and a half vbt and si and I was by myself. It may depend on the population density of your region. Good luck.
          Well my region is Florida but my vbt is in Chicago since I live in Illinois. So sounds like it all depends on how many others our doing their vbt as well. Anyone else have their vbt on Fri in Chicago?
          Geo- Florida
          CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
          NOR- 98 10/25/13
          Qual- GS 7
          TSL- 2/28/14
          PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
          VBT/SI- 5/9/14
          VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
          BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
          BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
          BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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          • Originally posted by Kattle View Post
            I was there for 7 hours. They had us all in a room and would call three people at a time to do the VBT. Then if you passed you would be taken to do your SI. I was in the last group of three. Use your common sense and you'll be fine.
            Whoa 3 at a time? A group test then? I seriously hope I go in there by myself

            My VBT is May 13th, and I keep hearing a lot about just using common sense. I'm assuming the VBT isn't too difficult or complicated.

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            • Originally posted by MangoMan View Post
              Whoa 3 at a time? A group test then? I seriously hope I go in there by myself

              My VBT is May 13th, and I keep hearing a lot about just using common sense. I'm assuming the VBT isn't too difficult or complicated.
              It's not a group test, he just means they had three people called at once. You do it alone & it's not too difficult although I failed haha, I will do better this time around. Good luck
              CBPO: GS-5
              Geo/Location: JFK
              Tested: 3/'13
              NOR (84)
              Medical/PFT1 passed: July 21st '15 // VBT/SI passed: July 23rd '15
              Equip sent: 8/31/'15 // NOPA: ?
              Poly: ? // Met with BI: ?
              The Call: ? // Drug Test: ?
              BI Cleared: ? // PFT 2: ?
              EOD: ? // FLETC: ?

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              • Originally posted by Ma23 View Post
                It's not a group test, he just means they had three people called at once. You do it alone & it's not too difficult although I failed haha, I will do better this time around. Good luck
                If it's not to difficult, how did you fail? Just wondering
                Geo- Florida
                CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
                NOR- 98 10/25/13
                Qual- GS 7
                TSL- 2/28/14
                PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
                VBT/SI- 5/9/14
                VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
                BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
                BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
                BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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                • One more thing to you who are going to take the VBT/SI test, don't be shy and speak up!

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                  • Originally posted by joshk24 View Post
                    If it's not to difficult, how did you fail? Just wondering
                    I wish I could say but although it's "common sense" a lot of people react in ways you THINK you are supposed to act and not how you normally act. Sadly I didn't act normal, I acted harshly
                    CBPO: GS-5
                    Geo/Location: JFK
                    Tested: 3/'13
                    NOR (84)
                    Medical/PFT1 passed: July 21st '15 // VBT/SI passed: July 23rd '15
                    Equip sent: 8/31/'15 // NOPA: ?
                    Poly: ? // Met with BI: ?
                    The Call: ? // Drug Test: ?
                    BI Cleared: ? // PFT 2: ?
                    EOD: ? // FLETC: ?

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                    • Originally posted by Ma23 View Post
                      I wish I could say but although it's "common sense" a lot of people react in ways you THINK you are supposed to act and not how you normally act. Sadly I didn't act normal, I acted harshly
                      This. Use your common sense as if you were walking in the mall and saw these things happen. Don't act how you think CBP wants you to act. You are by yourself so speak up and don't be shy. Good luck!
                      Geo: SWB
                      CBPO Exam: 09/24/13
                      NOR: 92% - 10/28/13
                      TSL - 01/31/14
                      Medical/PFT1 - 02/19/14
                      VBT/SI - 02/28/14
                      BI - 03/15/14
                      Poly - 04/30/14
                      BI Cleared - 06/24/14
                      Drug Test - 06/26/14
                      The Call - 06/26/14
                      PFT 2 - 07/11/14
                      EOD - 07/14/14
                      Academy - 08/14/14 - 12/23/14

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                      • Originally posted by Kattle View Post
                        This. Use your common sense as if you were walking in the mall and saw these things happen. Don't act how you think CBP wants you to act. You are by yourself so speak up and don't be shy. Good luck!
                        Good tip, I'll keep this in mind

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                        • Originally posted by Kattle View Post
                          This. Use your common sense as if you were walking in the mall and saw these things happen. Don't act how you think CBP wants you to act. You are by yourself so speak up and don't be shy. Good luck!
                          Thank you so much! Will do that second time around
                          CBPO: GS-5
                          Geo/Location: JFK
                          Tested: 3/'13
                          NOR (84)
                          Medical/PFT1 passed: July 21st '15 // VBT/SI passed: July 23rd '15
                          Equip sent: 8/31/'15 // NOPA: ?
                          Poly: ? // Met with BI: ?
                          The Call: ? // Drug Test: ?
                          BI Cleared: ? // PFT 2: ?
                          EOD: ? // FLETC: ?

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                          • Been looking for a long time on This forum, but I passed vbt and si today. Finally! Hope this process moved along quickly as I have received 2 offers this week from local police departments!

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                            • Originally posted by rysewitsky View Post
                              Been looking for a long time on This forum, but I passed vbt and si today. Finally! Hope this process moved along quickly as I have received 2 offers this week from local police departments!
                              Don't count on it. It can take anywhere from few months to a year before you get your final offer, that if you successfully pass remaining steps.

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                              • whats a vbt?

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