Border Patrol Agent

CBP Border Patrol Academy

The CBP Border Patrol Academy is recognized as having one of the most challenging curriculums in federal law enforcement. All newly hired Border Patrol Agents receive their basic law enforcement skills by attending the Academy which is located in Artesia, N.M. Each Border Patrol Agent intern must complete a 55-day resident course of instruction in integrated law, physical training, firearms instruction, and driving. Any Border Patrol Agent intern not fluent in the Spanish language must also complete a 40-day Task-Based Language Training program. Border Patrol interns must maintain a passing score in all courses of instruction in order to be retained.


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  • Helen Stewart

    I have applied through the CBP site and passed the written tests. But they’ve told me the positions are for ports of entry. Not what I’m looking for. Where do I go to apply for the correct position?

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