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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


Crystal City Training Lab, 1901 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA  22202

Course Offerings:

  • July 16 – 20, 2018 (Registration closes June 29th)
  • August 13 – 17, 2018 (Registration closes July 16th)
  • September 17 – 21, 2018 (Registration closes August 17th)

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


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 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 or call 724-794-5612 ext. 7196.

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