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Suitability Executive Agent Suitability Training

Fundamentals of Suitability for Suitability and Fitness Adjudicators

The Fundamentals of Suitability for Suitability and Fitness Adjudicators (Fundamentals) course replaces the previously offered Essentials of Suitability Adjudication Program (ESAP). It covers the fundamentals of adjudication of character and conduct through application of the criteria at title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, part 731. It is intended for those adjudicating suitability under OPM delegation or making fitness determinations applying equivalent criteria. This program is compliant with the National Training Standards for Suitability Adjudicators.

Upon course completion, attendees will:

  • Know how to identify suitability concerns
  • Apply the process for making determinations through consistent application of standards
  • Understand the importance of proper position designation
  • Exercise suitability/fitness reciprocity

Locations:

  • Crystal City Training Lab, 1901 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA  22202
  • National Training Center, 131 Rebecca Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Course Offerings:

  • October 1 – 5, 2018 (Crystal City, VA) – Registration closes August 31st
  • October 22 – 26, 2018 (Slippery Rock, PA) – Registration closes September 21st
  • November 5 – 9, 2018 (Crystal City, VA) – Registration closes October 5th
  • November 26 – 30, 2018 (Slippery Rock, PA) – Registration closes October 26th
  • December 3 – 7, 2018 (Crystal City, VA) – Registration closes November 2nd
  • December 10 – 14, 2018 (Slippery Rock, PA) - Registration closes November 9th

The course is held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the online Introduction to Suitability course is required prior to attendance. Access is given upon registration. The Introduction to Suitability course takes approximately three hours to complete.

Tuition and Registration:

Tuition for the course is $1,335 and includes educational services and materials. Travel, meals, and lodging expenses are not included. To register, please contact SuitEAtraining@opm.gov or call 724-794-5612 ext. 7196. Please note the registration deadlines for each course.

Advanced Suitability Adjudication Program (ASAP)

For information about the ASAP course, please contact SuitEAtraining@opm.gov or call 724-794-5612 ext. 7196.

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