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  • Hello guys, I'm new here.

    I first applied in January, passed the entrance exam but got rejected because, according to them, my submitted documents were not official. A week later I decided to give it another try and made sure to upload the official certifications and University transcripts, and now I'm waiting for a notice of results.

    I think I qualify for both GS-5 and GS-7. For GS-5 I have the general work experience and a bachelor's degree in Criminal justice and forensic Investigation which I completed with superior academic achievement. For GS-7 I meet the Bachelor's Degree in a related field with superior academic achievement. I think I'm more fit for GS-5, and I'm ok with that.

    If I get rejected, then I'll just keep getting better until I make it.

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    • corsair
      corsair commented
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      I have a business management degree with superior academics and I was approved for GS 7.

    • fonzi7979
      fonzi7979 commented
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      jfiguesilv94 I would reach out them and they can walk you through it.

    • StevenMal
      StevenMal commented
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      Don’t be discouraged! I was waiting for my medical to clear for 7 months and it finally did. There is gonna be a lot of waiting. I’m probably looking at 2 years till everything is done. Give them a shout and CBP with try to help you !

    • m4rk567
      m4rk567 commented
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      @corsair
      I saw you posted that you have a Business Management degree (high gpa) and applied for GS-7. Have you tried GS-9? I am in similar situation but thinking if I should apply for GS9 and was wondering if you had experience or knowledge of it.

  • Hey everyone I just signed up for this forum and this is my first post. I have been an avid read of this forum since I applied and it has helped me get through this long process! Just got the call last week and I EOD May 18th 2020 and was supposed to go to the academy May 21st 2020, but I believe it’s canceled until further notice. Just wondering if any fellow classmates are on here? Oh and I POE is Ajho AZ

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    • Manonfire6666
      Manonfire6666 commented
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      Congrats that was super fast. Did you apply as direct hire?

    • rmpee
      rmpee commented
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      Looks like BPA not OFO...am I right?

    • GarrettB
      GarrettB commented
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      Yeah it was surprisingly fast than I expected after reading some of the horror stories from other people on here lol. And yes for BPA

    • TsFost
      TsFost commented
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      GarrettB it's because more people apply for OFO then BPA, and BP is in bad need for officers. I was told this during my BP SI by the supervisors that did it.

  • Has anyone else in the 19 announcements choose Blaine, Wa or am I the only one?? LOL

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    • fonzi7979
      fonzi7979 commented
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      cstephensiv Lol I wish I could say I did but unfortunately I’m in 19-2 and still waiting to be scheduled for my Polygraph Exam.

    • cstephensiv
      cstephensiv commented
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      fonzi7979 I hope you hear something soon. I wish we all could understand the process a little more than just having to sit and wait... it all down hill after the poly..hang in the brother!!!

  • Hello Everyone,

    I am new to this forum, but I have been in this process quite a while. Applied for the first time in late 2017 after I graduated college. Went through the process for a little over a year, and had to withdraw due to my vision. I left off in the final stages of my BI.

    Finally got LASIK recently. I reapplied prior to my 90 day recovery and they cleared my Poly two weeks after reapplying. Had to withdraw again, and reapply once I reached 90 days recovery. Waited and after my 90 days recovery I re-applied in March. They are taking a really long time to reflect my poly as completed this time around. Anyone experience this? I passed it on 10/2018. I seriously do not want to retake it. I took it twice 6hrs the first time and 4hrs the last time.

    So far I have 50% completion on my CASS.

    CBPO DH 20-6

    03/01/20: Applied

    03/05/20: Entrance Exam — Completed

    03/11/20: Notice of Results — Tentative offer for GS-7 Accepted

    03/16/20: Structured Interview — Completed/Passed

    03/24/20: Medical — Completed/Passed

    04/02/20: PFT — Completed/Passed

    PENDING: Polygraph (Previously Passed on 10/2018)

    PENDING: BI

    PENDING: Drug

    PENDING: Final Offer

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    • thelonelybum
      thelonelybum commented
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      if I recall correctly, your poly is only good for a year before it expires... so if it did expire in a year, you'll need to retake it... why'd you withdraw so many times? if you don't mind answering

    • DrigoCBP
      DrigoCBP commented
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      I don’t know why you had to withdraw and reapply after 90 days .. By the time your background would clear, and got an EOD date, im sure 90 days would have passed giving you plenty of time to recover. At this point, u can expect long waits due to the situation in hand. I don’t think you’ll have to retake the poly but who knows. You just have to wait it out now.

    • cwp93
      cwp93 commented
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      thelonelybum it's valid for two years so I am good until this upcoming October.

      First time I withdrew because I could not waiver the medical due to not having previous LEO experience with my vision. CBP would not let me continue the process unless I got LASIK.

      Finally got LASIK December 2019. Re-applied in January was told I had to withdraw again and reapply once I reached 90 days recovery.

    • cwp93
      cwp93 commented
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      DrigoCBP I''m not sure either. I called them to ask them that as well, but they were saying that they needed to ensure there were no complications post-surgery so that's why I had to wait 90 days. I am just trying to hold on to the last bit of patience that I have — there's been a lot of back-and forth.

  • HELP
    I appied for CBPO GS9 and CBPO direct hire GS9 and i have gotten selected for both but o wanted to know which one of them i am in the process with. I have completed 90 percent of the process. All i have left is drug test. they are cureently investigating my background but on CASS im at a 63%. On CASS it just says CBPO. Does anyone knows if it would say CBPO dircet hire if i did get selected for that?
    Last edited by Tracyman; 05-11-2020, 04:53 PM.

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    • Manonfire6666
      Manonfire6666 commented
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      If you applied for both and were accepted for both you’re good for both. You will be offered the locations in both applications that are available or any other POE available. You’re application process may go a little faster but every case is different. CASS will say CBPO.

  • Does anyone know anything about CBP paying our student loans off. I saw something that says they pay up to 60k back. How does that work?

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    • invertedPanda
      invertedPanda commented
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      You have to be employed with the agency for so many days, submit the request through the proper channels prior to the start of your semester. There is information on the internal site that walks you through it.

  • For those that have been through the academy. When is the best time to eat/drink before the pushup, sprint and run test? Can you drink sports drinks during the run? Are the test administered in the morning, afternoon or later in the day?

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    • invertedPanda
      invertedPanda commented
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      The water bottle you're given at the start of the academy that you must carry around with you everywhere can only have water in it. As far as any other kind of drinks or snacks you'll have to drink them on breaks or between classes.

      Most people in my session will eat pretty light at lunch prior to any physical stuff. Just varies from person to person.

      Tests will vary depend on your session and which section you're in. I've had it in the morning and the afternoon. It will all be in your schedule you get when you check in prior to day one.

  • No drinks during the run just water. When I went through UPTP and it could be morning or afternoon. Just worry about passing the Physical fitness portion.

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    • ncavazos
      ncavazos commented
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      What order are the tests given? Or does it vary from instructor to instructor?

    • invertedPanda
      invertedPanda commented
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      Typically, it's sprint, pushups, then mile and half run. But this can vary on what's going on and how adaptive your class needs to be to what else is going on with other classes.

  • Class cancellation for this year

    https://forum.officer.com/forum/empl...-cancellations

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    • SheepDogg
      SheepDogg commented
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      None of these are CBPO. These classes are for other agencies or for advanced training.

  • Hello everyone,
    I’m heading to JFK which was my first choice, my EOD is 11/13 and Academy Date is 12/01. Anyone else going to JFK or have the same Academy Date?

    if there is anyone who is already in JFK I was wondering how is it day to day, hours/work schedule, duties, atmosphere, camaraderie?

    Thanks and goodluck to all of us.

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    • Jant7
      Jant7 commented
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      Well, 19-9 was for GS9 so it’s faster because it skips a few steps. And cstephensiv I doubt it will be pushed back. Fletc is pretty big and most classes that have to finish don’t have many weeks left

    • Jant7
      Jant7 commented
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      fonzi7979 I’m a GS9 so I skipped a few steps

    • Manonfire6666
      Manonfire6666 commented
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      19-3 got the same dates. See you at FLETC

    • Manonfire6666
      Manonfire6666 commented
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      Can you give us a timeline of your process

  • Anyone know what the requirements to pass the sprint, push ups and 1 1/2 mile run are at the academy?

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    • KayCan
      KayCan commented
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      I was told differently and unless it official in an email. Its a rumor to me.

    • rmpee
      rmpee commented
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      Wait so you're saying you can pass the first two PATs then trip on a rock for the 3rd and you fail? Dunno.

      Also sit and reach is clearly stated in my final offer letter as a requirement...

    • invertedPanda
      invertedPanda commented
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      @kaycan
      Believe whatever you want,but I can tell you with 100% percent certainty that there is no sit and reach. Hasn't been one in many sessions now. It's not coming back.

      rmpee yes the first two FGS don't mean anything it's the final that counts. Also, your email is outdated, no sit and reach. Welcome to the world of CBP.

    • antoniojeff808
      antoniojeff808 commented
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      Just the 3 events. Push up, 220yd, and the mile and a half run. We just had our 1st fgs that wk before they shut down the academy.

  • Anyone going to the academy on 12/01?

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  • annoucement 20-5 waiting for polygraph, background investation, and drug test. Anyone knows did you started to schedule polygraph yet?

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    • Finally cleared my self medical certification CASS still at 63%
      took my drug test 5/5 waiting results! Anyone else waited over a week for results?

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      • Safranco2
        Safranco2 commented
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        jdop7 so it took you 2-3 weeks to find out you pass the drug?

      • David1984
        David1984 commented
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        Safranco2 Took me about 2 weeks for it to update on my CASS. When I called to see why it was taking so long she told me that CASS only updates once a week

      • d0212
        d0212 commented
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        Took about a week and a half for it to update on my CASS. You're approaching the finish line Safranco2

      • jdop7
        jdop7 commented
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        Safranco2 it took about 2-3 weeks for me to get the results. They don't send an email or anything, it just updates on CASS. I've always been clean though, so I wasn't worried about when the results would come in.

    • I saw Boston on the critical shortages list and it made me wonder if it's for any of the ports that fall under the Boston field office or if it's just for the ports in the city of Boston? Does anyone know?

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