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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


  • 1901 South Bell Street, 5th Floor, Arlington, VA  22202

Course Offerings:

  • January 28 – February 1, 2019 – Registration closes December 28th
  • February 4 – February 8, 2019 – Registration closes January 4th
  • February 25 – March 1, 2019 – Registration closes January 25th
  • March 4 – March 8, 2019 – Registration closes February 1st
  • March 25 – March 29, 2019 – Registration closes February 22nd
  • April 8 – April 12, 2019 – Registration closes March 8th
  • May 13 – May 17, 2019 – Registration closes April 12th  
  • June 3 – June 7, 2019 – Registration closes May 3rd  
  • June 10 – June 14, 2019 – Registration closes May 10th  

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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