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5 Steps to Gaining a Security Clearance

5 Steps to Gaining a Security Clearance

Kyle Stone |

August 18, 2008

Step 4: Ensure Your Own Eligibility

Government Human Resources may use the results of an investigation to assist in determining a job candidate’s suitability for employment. Once investigators have completed an investigation report, highly trained clearance adjudicators will weigh the results against existing investigation guidelines to ensure that a candidate is eligible for security clearance.

The more work you do on your own to determine whether or not you meet these guidelines, the more likely you are to actually get cleared. Read “Am I Eligible for Security Clearance?” for more information about this.

The Office of Personnel Security and Suitability conducts about 25,000 personnel security clearances each year for the State Department and other federal agencies alone.

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