It’s not a deal-breaker if an agent has a past history of recreational drugs
Candidates are automatically disqualified if they smoked pot in the last three years, or used another illegal drug in the last ten years. They’re also dinged for having worse than 20/200 uncorrected vision. To become an FBI Special Agent, candidates must be between the ages of 23 and 37 and successfully complete a battery of physical tests including a timed 300-meter sprint (women must run it in less than 65 seconds to qualify; men, 55 seconds) and push-ups (women must do at least 14; men, 30). If they have training in any of the 12 “critical skills,” including accounting, finance, or law, their application will move to the top of the pile. These are 10 facts you never knew about the Secret Service.