How to Become an NBI Agent? – Requirements and Salary

Do you want to be an NBI Agent and work among the awesome team of the National Bureau of Investigation in the Philippines? How much is the salary of NBI agents today? Know the requirements here before your application.

To become an NBI Agent in the Philippines, a candidate is required to be qualified with the strict hiring requirements and process of the NBI. Someone asked, an aspirant need to be a lawyer or a CPA? The answer is, NBI agents really preferred to be CPAs and Lawyers because being in the investigating field is critical and requires excellenct and enough experience in Accounting, Law, Finance, Law Enforcement, Physical Science and the like. However, if you are not a licensed CPA or a Lawyer yet, you may qualify to the entry level – Special Investigator or other NBI staff.

Special Investigator Requirements

  • Must be Filipino citizen and of good moral character, with excellent physical and mental health
  • Must be a Bachelors degree holder
  • Must be a Civil Service Professional Eligible or a Board Passer
  • At least 5’5’’ (males) or 5’3’’ (females)
  • At least 25 years old but not more than 35
  • Must have a very good vision (normal range)
  • Must have a General Weighted Average of 84% in the TOR without any failure or grade
  • Must have no pending criminal, civil or administrative cases and charges and never convicted any crime
  • Must have no tattoo marks or body piercings

See? You’ve got a chance even if you are not yet a Certified Public Accountant or a Lawyer. To become a special investigator in the Philippines is easier than to become a special agent in the FBI as it requires entry program for accounting, computer science, law, language and diversified. To become NBI Agent, you must have the following qualifications:

NBI Agent Requirements

  • Must be a Filipino citizen and of good moral character, with excellent physical and mental health
  • Must be a Lawyer or a CPA
  • At least 5’5’’ (males) or 5’3’’ (females)
  • At least 25 years old but not more than 35
  • Must have a very good vision (normal range)
  • Must have no pending criminal, civil or administrative cases and charges and never convicted any crime
  • Must have no tattoo marks or body piercings

You ask me again why Lawyer and CPA? Simply because an agent must have expertise, knowledge and experience in Accounting, Finance, Law, Law Enforcement, Political Science and Intelligence in solving cases and critical cases. Qualified agents are also sent to special training to prepare them in the field and more diversified experience. They will also be trained to learn more about crime management, investigative experience, military experience, foreign language proficiency, engineering, computer science, information technology, Physics expertise and a lot more skills and expertise to different important fields involved with investigation techniques.

The NBI is a wing of the Department of Justice so expect lawyers, CPAs, finance and political people in your department.

How much is the salary of NBI Agents in the Philippines?

Basic salary of NBI Agents entry level used to be P18,000 per month but now it is in the range of P32,000 for the special investigator and around P37,000 for the NBI agents. Because you are working in the government, you are also entitled to the benefits of a government employee including 13th month pay, allowances, GSIS benefits and retirement benefits, PAGIBIG benefits and the like. Salary will increase as you are promoted to higher salary grade or when an EO (Executive Order) about increase of salary was released.

Where to apply?

Apply at the Personnel Department of NBI Main located at

NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita Manila

or email: director@nbi.gov.ph

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