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.

How to Become an NBI Agent?

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 excellent 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.

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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

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
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photo credit: NBI

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. (data may change after this post was published). 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 (HDMF) benefits and the like.

NBI agents salary will increase as they are promoted to higher salary grade or when an EO (Executive Order) about increase of salary is released.

Where to apply for NBI Agents Job?

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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Requirements and data may change after the publication of this post. Always do your own research before applying. Good luck!

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518 thoughts on “How to Become an NBI Agent? – Requirements and Salary”

    • This is not a typical employment trainings. You will undergo rigorous exams prior to training. The training will be done in Baguio for a couple of months. Visit NBI Main in Taft or any NBI Regional office near you for the requirements.

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    • Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to know who among you are also waiting for the neuro exam schedule for this batch (2020)? I’m done with the other tests already and just waiting for the neuro and panel (hopefully). Im a CPA by profession by the way.

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    • Hi Nel? Any news regarding your application? Were you able to take the neuro examination na ba? Im also an applicant for this batch.

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  1. Hi sir Mat/ Sir MP. Thanks for always taking time to answer our queries. Tanong ko lang po sana kung possible pa ba maka-secure ng age waiver ang kagaya kong 38 yrs old na. Saka magbibigay po ba sila ng 2nd chance kung bumagsak na ako sa neuro exam nung first take ko 2 years ago. I am a Certified Public Accountant, a recent Certified Fraud Examiner passer and MBA candidate.

    Thanks in advance po. God bless you always.

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    • Bro, how are you now? Don’t give up with your dream. I failed the exam as well last 2017, I asked for a reconsideration last July 2020.. and now here I am one of the pool of candidates for the academy this batch na. Give it another try!

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  2. Hi Sir. I met all the minimum requirements for NBI agents except for the minor tattoo mark I have at my back. Would there still be a chance to be admitted in the profession? Thank you!

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    • Hi!! im a criminology student who is color blind and have a bad eye sight and i want to become a member of the NBI one day after my course. The question is can i become a NBI agent ? even though i have a bad eye sight and i am color blind thanks!!

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  3. Hello po, can a criminologist become a nbi agent? na meet ko po lahat ng basic qualifications pwera lang sa pagiging lawyer or cpa. Tnx po sa reply.

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  4. Hi Atty. Mat,

    1. What if a CPA got below 80% board rating, would he be considered?
    2. What if a CPA candidate failed in neuro-psychiatric exam, would he still be considered in a second try?
    3. What if a lawyer got below 80% bar rating, would he still be considered?
    4. What if a CPA-lawyer got below 80% board and bar ratings, would he be considered?

    Hope these all be answered. Thanks.

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  5. Hello, everyone. I’m Kris, I’m a CPA, I meet all the minimum qualifications to apply as an agent, I’m turning 25 this Dec 2019, would it be possible to apply thru email ? And what concerns me most is that, I would like to know if NBI academy still requires incoming female trainees to cut their hair? Thank you for your feedbacks.

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    • Hey,

      It would be better if you personally go to the NBi Academy Office at Taft to submit your requirements. You may also drop by at NBI Regional/District Offices near you for inquiries. Cheers and goodluck!

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  6. Hello, Im paul, i am a CPA, i just mailed my application letter in NBI Taft last July 4, 2019. as of today wala pa akon natatanggap na information if nabasura ba yung application ko. If allowed lng poh bah tumawag at follow-up ng status ng application ko. Meron poh bah kayong contact number na pwede kong tawagan? salamat.

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      • Confirm ko lng poh, tatawag yung training division sa cellphone number na inilagay ko sa attached Personal Data Sheet ko. Estimate nyu poh, mga kelan ako tatawagan? maraming salamat poh talaga.

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    • With due respect sa mga nagtatanong, okay lang naman magtanong pero huwag naman pati tungkol sa actual training etc. It is for you to find out and make it a challenge. Sa mga agents naman na sumasagot, do not spoon-feed. Mawawala iyong essence ng training if ididisclose na ninyo lahat.

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  7. Hi. Tim here. 30 yrs old. I’m a CPA. Nagcomment na rin ako before. Took the neuro last 2016, failed. Nagapply ulit ako however I never heard back. I still want to be part of the bureau. Kahit sa mga lesser positions willing ako, “Intelligence Agent” or “Intelligence Officer”, lang and the likes, with a salary way below what NBI agents get. Kahit ako lagi una or pointman sa mga raids, or guard duty whatever, anytime anywhere, I’m that guy. Just let me be part of the team. Naglolaw rin ako ngayon and working at the same time. Will gladly give all of those up, basta tanggapin niyo lang ako.

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  8. Hi everyone,
    Im on the last stage of panel interview and soon will undergo training in Baguio.

    Would anybody know whether or not they will issue laptop to each trainees in the camp?

    Thank you

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  9. Hi! I just passed the criminologist board examination and very interested po talaga akong pumasok sa law enforcement at NBI po talaga yung agency na gusto kong pasukan. Problem is, during college may mga binagsak akong subjects (algebra and trigo witch is my weaknesses) and I think hindi pasok sa 84 yung general weighted average ko kasi iniiyakan po talaga namin yung subjects and profs namin sa university namin (as in ang taas po ng standards). Although during the board exams medyo mataas po yung nakuha kong average and nabigyan ako ng certificate kasi (medyo) mataas nga po yung average ko. Pwede po kaya yun mag suffice sa kulang ko? Haha and under age pa ako. Balak ko din kumuha ng masters degree habang naghihintay kaso di ako sure kung matatakpan po nun yung gaps ko sa requirements.

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  10. Hi, question po for those who have undergone training in Baguio 🙂

    I have a friend who might join the training in Baguio this year and ask ko lang po, I am expecting na bawal ang cellphone doon, so I am preparing hand-written letters para basahin niya while he’s on training.

    Is there any restrictions po for trainees to bring any form of paper? or hand-written letters? or at least, notebooks?

    Silly question pero please help me..para sa peace of mind..thank you 🙂

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  11. Hi Everyone,
    I am also just doing research about how to become a NBI Special Investigator, the position for Non Lawyers and Non CPAs. I’m an ECE graduate and a CS Professional Passer. I saw on the requirements for Special Investigator that you must have 84% average w/ no failing grades on your TOR, and also the eye sight requirements should be normal range. The thing is I fail those two, I have some failing grades and I wear glasses. So, with that in mind, what is the chance or is there a chance for me to get considered for this position? Thank you so much for your help.

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  12. Hello po. I am doing a research about NBI trainees. Pag pasok po ba nila sa academy, need din po ba i-shave ang buhok nila tulad sa pnpa?
    Thank you

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  13. Hello Sir Mat. I just took the neuro exam this May. Unfortunately, I failed. Is it true that I only have one (1) retake chance of neuro for the rest of my life or one after 6 months? Then if hindi pa din pasado mag apply nalang ulit after how many years until maipasa? And ilang take din pwede sa written exam? I am a CPA and I am struggling when is the best time to retake the process especially the neuro. Please advise what should I do.

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    • Hi Cris,

      Yung neuro exam yun na ba yung aptitude/battery test? Yun ba yung 4 days na dapat itake? Before ba magneuro may physical/medical exam muna for eyes and checking of the basic requirements? May I know how long is the process from the day you submitted your requirements to the day you took the neuro exam?

      Thank you.

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    • Sir we have the same situation. I took the neuro exam last January 2018 which I unfortunately failed. I was requesting for re-examination but they said it is not allowed anymore. We only have one chance to pass the neuro exam. You need to secure an exceptional approval from the academy bago ka makapag re-take ng neuro exam. Sad for me I am turning 36 this year making me ineligible. Maybe working in the Bureau is really not meant for me. But I am still praying for His blessing and guidance. Good luck further .

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  14. Hi po. I am a CPA and I am planning to apply as NBI Agent. May I know how long will the process take? Tsaka ano po yung series of exams na ginagawa? Gusto ko pong malaman para maplano ko po yung pagfile ko ng leave.

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    • Good Day sir, i Have a normal range eyesight but unfortunately I failed to Ishihara test but I can distinguish colors naman poh. DQ ba auomatic yun?

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    • Yes, it’s fine if you’re a lawyer/CPA. Not sure about non-lawyers/non-CPAs. Just make sure you can still function well in case your glasses fall or break.

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  15. Hi Sir Mat,

    I am a CPA qualified to become NBI agent (as per your initial qualifications) and submitted my application, resume and requirements on 10 July 2017 to the NBI main office. I do not have any backer but I really am interested to become an NBI agent for any departments. I have financial audit and IT audit work experiences in SGV & Co. I hope that my application will be seen and considered. By any chance, I hope you can contact me in my email address indicated here. Thank you for your consideration.

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      • Hey,

        Why do you ask what Batch i belong? I’m sorry but i prefer to not disclose it over here. 🙂 I hope you understand.

        Cheers!

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        • Sir may importanteng tanong lang ako. Graduating ako sa kursong Criminology balak ko sanang magtuloy ng Law para makapasok sa NBI. As you know being a criminology mejo naging siraulo at pabaya sa pagaaral kaya nagkabagsak ako many times pwde pba ako magapply as long as magiging member ako ng Philippine Bar? Plss reply sir.

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      • Sir Mat Tan can I have a chance of becoming a NBI SI if im 23 years of age graduate of Criminology and i have passed the licensure with the average of 86.15 and i also passed the napolcom examination. My problem is the age requirement, i have all the local clearances and im planning to submit my requirements as soon as possible. Im from bicol region and i am willing to travel to manila to inquire at the NBI main.

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        • Hey there,

          Just drop by at the Legazpi Regional Office or Naga District Office, or if you are in Manila, feel free to visit the NBI Academy Office at NBI Main Building, Taft Avenue, Manila and bring with you all the necessary documents. But i do think you wont get past the age requirement. They will ask you to come back when you are 25. However, there is no harm in trying. Best of luck!

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    • Hi. I suggest you call nbi academy to follow up for your application. Matagal na maxado ung july. Aq august aq nagsubmit and to think galing pa aq sa province at wala din aqng backer. Im just diligent sa pagtawag sa academy and God willing, i am lucky enough to be included in this year’s training. Hindi ko rin iniexpect pero pag lagi ka kasing nagfafollow up jan din nila makikita ang willingness mo.

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      • Hi Lia!

        Do you have a direct line sa NBI academy?I tried to follow up kasi and ipinapasa2 lng po ako. I’m planning na nga to visit the NBI Manila and follow up this December kasi mahirap mag follow up through phone. Can we have a number po dun sa NBI Academy?I submitted mid September po. Thank you po in advance!^^

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      • Hi po.. Thank u po sa advice nyo.. Ask ko lng po, nung nag submit kau complete as in complete tlga requirements? I found out kc kulang requirements ko so im thinking kaya hindi pinrocess..

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        • Hi Mary Cris!

          I’m a CPA as well.. Nung nag submit ako, complete na talaga lahat ng requirements. In my case, one reason din why I have not follow up seriously and diligently yet is I believe I’m not fully prepared physically yet. I’m fit but I want to max out my capacity muna. I’m planning to visit NBI Manila this month or by January.

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      • Hi Lia. Tanong ko lang sana kung pwede mong i-disclose. Ano-anong pinapagawa sa agility tests at ilan ang required repetitions/ max time. Saka sa basic training sa Baguio sobrang strenous ba ng physical training kagaya ng sa PMA? Thanks in advance at goodluck sa training.

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        • Hi. Training has already started. As per sir mat, mentally stressnot so in physical like pma and other trainings. Pro pag pinagsbay ang mental sa physical kahit light lng ang physical magiging heavy na din xa.

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        • Hey Ashleen,

          Walang specific date ang training. Basta magkaroon lang ng qualified pool of applicants, pwede na magstart ang training. However, the application process is quite long. In my case, I waited for about 4 months before i got called to take the preliminary examination (like an aptitude/battery test), then another 6 months before i got qualified for the training proper. I resigned from my previous company when i was able to pass the Neuro Psychiatric Examination. Anyway, best of luck sayo!

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      • Hey Lia,

        Im one of your seniors na nagwelcome sainyo sa Academy last December 2017. Haha. Congrats! See you sa field. Always keep safe! Cheers!

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        • Hi Sir,

          I tooked the neuro psychiatric exam last June 2018, atfer the exam sabi po wait na lng result,. Until now still waiting for the result.

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          • Hi. Matagal na yung waiting period mo. Have you texted them? Ako kasi I took the neuro exam last September 2018. About 2 weeks after, lumabas na rin agad yung result.

  16. Hi, I will meet most of the requirements for Special Investigator except for No failed grades. Can they still consider my application if I have 2 failed grades before in College? Thank you!

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  17. Good day Sir! I’m a senior high school student, and I’m going to take forensic psychology when I enter college. And we were asked to make a resume, and put the agency that we’re planning to work at. If I’m going to enter your agency as a forensic psychologist, what specific position can I have? And who is the person that I should look for and put at my resume? Thank you po 🙂 pa reply po please

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  18. Good afternoon po! I’m actually still a highschool student but I want to become an nbi agent after school. I just want to ask, what strand for senior highschool should I take? can I still apply as an nbi agent even if I will take criminology for college? I’m struggling on deciding what course should I take. Please reply. Thanks!

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  19. Hi!

    Possibly a registered teacher can apply as NBI Special Agent? because I am a registered Teacher and I am willing to be part of your Department.

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    • Hi! I’m an Education student, too. And I’ve been really interested about being an investigator. I’m wondering if I’ll ever be qualified.

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  20. May I ask if the application process is still ongoing? I would like file an application, I am a newly admitted member of the Bar.

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  21. Gud day active duty po ako sa uniform service registered criminologist plan ko po sna mag aply s nbi ask ko lng po ang item po ba ng inteligence officer ay same lang po sa duties and function ng agent at special investigator operative din po ba ang inteligence office n item.

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    • Operative din po ba ang duties and function ng inteligence officer kc nag inquire po ako sa personnel hndi po under ng nbi academy ang applicant for inteligence officer pls rply thnks

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  22. Hi Sir Mat,

    I failed my first agility test. With all the fatigues etc. any advice? need to repeat it nextweek po. Salmat ng marami.

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    • Hey there! Quitters never win. I failed my agility three times. so that is still far from being dropped from the roll. just do your best. Hirap no? hahaha!

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          • hey guys,

            sorry for the late reply. basically, agility tests for women applicants are much easier but it depends sa training specialist kung ano yung qualifications. Kaya niyo yan, basta jogging lang kayo araw araw, konting physical exercises to increase your stamina and strengthen your body. Basic lang naman ang agility test. Mahirap lang kasi sunod sunod yung ipapagawa sainyo. Maswerte kayo kung may kasabayan kayo, pero pagwala, di kayo makakapagpahinga. Kaya niyo yan!

        • Hello, anyone here who knows if there will be a training this 2019? I just submitted my request to retake the neuro (I failed last 2017) and still waiting for the consiferation to retake. Thank you so much in advance.

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  23. Greetings Sir!

    I’m a new lawyer who recently took my oath last May. I’m interested in applying as a NBI agent. However, my height is only 5’2 while the height requirement for women is 5’3. Is the height requirement mandatory? Is there any way to waive said requirement other than a certification that I belong to any IP group?

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    • Hi Heda,

      Just drop by at the NBI Academy in NBI Main Bldg, Taft Ave. Height requirement can be waived. Be sure to accomplish all the requirements before going there so it wont take them long to assess your qualification. The training is scheduled on the 2nd week of July. You can still catch up with the application process. For easy reference please visit this website.

      Good luck!

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      • Sir.. civil service passer po ako. And a honorable discharge from PAF. i may not say the reason why i quit. But the thing is, i’m assigned as Intel Operative for 7yrs.

        I wish to apply for NBI agent. And base on the rquirments. I am qualified. Is there any way to apply tru ONLINE? From Zamboanga here.

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      • Sir gud day ask lng po ang item po b na inteligence officer ay same lng s duties and function ng agent and special investigator, operative din po ba ang item n inteligence officer kc hndi po under ng nbi academy ang aplication ng inteligence officer.

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      • Hi Sir Mat!

        I’m a CPA, and I just sent my application this month at the NBI Northeastern Mindanao Regional Office 10. Can I ask Sir Mat if it true that NBI Agent training only happen once in every two years as what you mentioned on your comment above?hehe I just want to clarify po kasi I am currently employed on a private corporation and I’m planning when will be the best time to resign.

        Thank you in advance Sir Mat and Godbless. : )

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        • Hi .. don’t resign unless u passed everything. practicality wise, u have a nuero and agility to pass other than those other exams. Mortality in neuro is very high so never quit your job unless u have a 100% assurance that you are already in the waiting list for training.

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          • Thanks Aila!

            Last two questions. Please. hehe.

            First, is a backer really needed in order to hasten the application? In my case kasi, I already sourced out all my connections but I really don’t have anyone in the NBI, please advise. T_T. Can I still be considered at least?

            And last po is, how can I prepare for the neuro? I really have no idea how to prepare for it while I already have planned all other exams. For example, for the entrance exam, I’m reviewing two PNP reviewers, while for the physical exam, I’m doing 2.5 km every other day (target is less than 11min, im still at 14min.30sec as of today), 300m sprint (target is 50s, im at 55s today), push ups 3 sets of 15reps (target is 2sets of 60reps) and push ups 3 sets of 15 reps (target is 50reps in one minute). I’m actually laying all out my plan as I have no other source except for this. Please advice po. T_T

          • Hi there,

            Sorry late reply. Nabusy sa trabaho. Anyway, just do your best. I’ve been a walk-in applicant as well pero diretso kasi ako sa NBI main office sa Taft. So long as your qualified, no need for any pulling strings. Pagpara sayo, para sayo talaga. Tiyaga lang. Good luck!

        • Hi Mr. Arthur I’m an agent aspirant like you. If you don’t mind, can I ask you where did you get the target figures for the agility test. And also you mentioned push ups twice, did you mean sit-ups for the 60 reps for 2 sets. I’m also preparing for the neuro and agility test so your response is highly appreciated.

          By the way, for the initial qualifying exam the UPCAT reviewer helped me a lot.

          Good luck to us!

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        • Hi arthur.

          Nbi is one of the institution na hindi uubra ang backer. I applied and have no backer at all yet I passed. I have batchmates who have strong backers but they disn’t make it especially on neuro.

          As per your second quetsion, neuro is a behavioral exam, no review pr preparation neede since this is just an assessment of your inner self, of who you really are. Good luck bro.

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          • Hi Winston!

            The targets I want to achieve on the physical test is actually based on FBI PFT. You can easily find the PFT Guide online but I can send you the guide myself if I can find a way to contact you. But please take note that I have no idea in any way if the events and score equivalents is the same in the NBI. You can leave your email here Winston so that I can send you the material. And good luck to us. hahaha. I hope to see you in the academy. T_T.

          • Hi Aila!

            Thank you for that info bro. I’m relieved. Hahahaha. I hope to be as fortunate as you. Lots of thanks and God bless!

          • HI! NBi Academy texted me 2 days ago and said that I need to prepare for the Next step of my application. Is it the agility test? What are those test? Can you please help me in what kind of preparations should I make? Thanks a lot.

        • Hey bro,

          Backer is not necessary. You need to prove yourself that you are qualified to become an NBI Agent. If they see you fit to become one, why would they not hire you? I agree with Lia, dont resign unless you already passed all the necessary steps especially the Neuro Exam. Once na di ka kasi pumasa sa Neuro, laglag ka na kaagad. Just make sure you complete all the documents needed and submit a photocopy of it sa NBI Regional Offices or District Offices. No need to go to Manila to submit your credentials personally. They will call you para sa schedule ng preliminary exam and interview with the Training Director. Follow up mo lang yung application mo if ever nakapagsubmit kna ng requirements. Best of luck!

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  24. I would like to ask if a Special Investigator falls always under the NBI or is it an independent branch yet connected to NBI? Can a Special Investigator have his own office? If it’s under NBI, can I work as a Special Investigator while studying for my Bachelor of Laws to become a fully NBI agent?

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  25. Good day Sir Mat,

    Can a police officer which is also a CPA be qualified to become an NBI Agent? Thank you Sir!

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    • Yep. You are eligible for sure. Try to drop by in the NBI Main Office to inquire. But of course, before going to the NBI Academy, you should complete the necessary requirements already so it will be much easier for you to go through the process based from my experience. Also, the training may start in the 2nd week of July so you have to be swift in your application as the training only happens once in every 2 years.

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      • Sir Good Day. I just took my oath and signed the Rolls of Attorney last May 26, 2017. May ask what requirements do I need to Bring to apply as NBI Agent? Thank you

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        • For your perusal, please visit this website. And congrats to being a lawyer. But please take note that there were lawyer applicants who failed the neuro-psychiatric examination. So make sure to pass it. It is generally a 5-day examination but you can finish it in 4 days. the last day will be a panel interview with the psychologists of the NBI, Good luck mate! P.S. are you a Visayan?

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  26. I’ve been working IT Security for the past 9yrs, the includes, Security Operations, GRC, Audit, Securit compliance and network security.

    I want to be part of the NBI Cybercrime division team. Unfortunately, i dont have any government board certifications. Is this still possible?

    Being an OFW for the many years, its about time to serve my own country.

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    • Hi there!

      I think you can work as a technical staff but i dont think as an Agent. You should take up law studies first as this is the requirement. Best regards. Sorry for the late reply.

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  27. good day sir,
    I am BSECE graduate and my dreams in life is to become an member of any special force since I am 32 years old at hindi na qualified to become an PNP but I still hope that Ill become part of NBI someday. I think I am qualified everything except eligibility because 5-6 times na akong nag take at hinda parin makapasa.

    And pls. update me if ever any recruitment available here in Iligan City, because I want to be part of NBI force to defend our motherland.

    Thank you so much.

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  28. Good day Sir Mat Tan thanks for always helping us with our query. I badly needed your assistance. I recently passed the preliminary examination. I only wanted to know how long would it take for the succeeding examinations to be completed (as per to your experience). I am an OFW so I wanted to know if my limited vacation days will be enough to complete the process. Also, only if it is allowed, may we know the salary range for entry level agents. Thanks in advance. God bless!

    P.S. – for all applicants please be informed that there are additional requirements needed. I am just not sure if I can disclose it here so try to visit the recruitment office for info. Good luck to us.

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      • Hey there. As much as I wanted to help you in your preparation for the preliminary examination but I am not sure if I can disclose such information. Anyway, for my preparation I read some UPCAT reviewers and tried on several logic and grammar tests available online. Just be ready for anything as there are some queer tests given.

        Good luck further!

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        • Hi there bro. Though I did not read any materials before i took my prelim exams, i was able to pass it. Im not boasting that anyway you just have to play it smart. I think reading review materials is a smart move. Basically the exam covers general knowledge and since you are applying for an Investigation Agent position, you should expect that youll be tested with investigative stuffs. That’s all i can disclose for the meantime. You can do it!

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  29. Hi Mr Tan,

    I am a CPA and interested to join NBI but I found out that there will be an academy for training, was it difficult and just like a military training that I can’t go outside? or I can during weekends?

    hoping for your reply. thanks!

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    • Hi Cherry,

      Yep you can join. You may try to review the basic requirements as provided under RA 10867 or go visit the website of the NBI. With regards to difficulty of training, physically? You just have to wake up early in the morning like 3AM to do running and all. Mentally? Hell yes. Tough. Youll be tested anything under the sun. But overall, the training was a lot of fun. I really wanted to go back to my training days. I met awesome people who now i call my brothers from other mothers. Apply now. Based from my information, the training will start on the 2nd week of July this year. Dont miss the chance! Awesome perks by the way. See you around.

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        • Well do some good runs everyday to strengthen your stamina. Then include in your daily workout some 50 pushups, 35 situps, and 7 pull ups. I failed my agility exam thrice but be resilient and prove the examiner that you are up for it-that you really want to become an NBI Agent. Good luck mate!

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          • As for the neuro exam, is there any material that we can read to prepare?

            Thank you very much sir sana po hindi kayo magsawa.

            More power and God bless you more!

  30. hello, i am not a law student nor have any law degree but i really want to be an nbi agent, perhaps, at the cybercrime division. i’m a computer science graduate and i’m pretty good at computers and all that stuff, i’m also a civil service professional passer but not a very good vision. (computers took away my good vision) so i am wondering if there’s a way to become an nbi agent without having a law degree or becoming cpa lawyer.
    thank you very much, this is very informative.

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    • That’s great to know but unfortunately we have a law stating the requirements to become an NBI Agent. He/She must be a Lawyer or is a board passer with a law degree. Otherwise, you cannot enter into the NBI service. Cheer up, finish your law degree first and apply at the NBI Academy, NBI Main Office. Building, Taft Avenue Manila.

      Thanks!
      Mat Tan, NBI Agent

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      • Greetings of peace sir! I am a Registered criminologist and Im turning 22 y.o this coming Aug. Is my license as a Registered Criminologist enough to apply as agent? And also is the age qualification still 25 to 35 y.o or had it been revised already? I am more than willing to be a member of the NBI yet I am still 21 y.o.

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        • Hi there bro!

          Well i guess youll have to get a time machine and be in your 25. The reason why the age is 25-35 years old is because the job demands a lot of maturity and experience and being 21 y.o. is not good for the job. If you go through Neuro-Psychonometric Exam, you will definitely fail. Try to comeback when you are 25 y.o. Also, while doing so, study Law instead and become a lawyer, that will make things easier for you to join in the ranks.

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  31. Hi Everyone,

    Especially to Mr. Mat Tan; who I believe is an agent (correct me if I’m wrong), who can answer most of our queries with regards to becoming an Agent or Special Investigator at the National Bureau of Investigation.

    I am also an idealist, who’s trying to pursue the career of an Agent or S.I. Based on my research and observation, you can only become Agent if you pass all the necessary requirements and if you are a CPA or a Lawyer. And Special Investigator. if you meet all the necessary requirements to become S.I.

    I am a Mass Communication graduate and I think I met all the necessary requirements except for one and that’s Civil Service Eligibility. So, what I am currently doing as of today is reviewing and preparing for the upcoming Civil Service Exam. Once I passed this (trying to be optimistic), I have a chance to become S.I. which is my current goal right now. I want to become an agent but I am not a lawyer or CPA. So I think S.I. would be the best option in order to become part of the Bureau, which I believe is one step ahead to become an agent.

    My question is, and I am just trying to become optimistic here. If ever I get into the bureau, is it possible to study law while you are employed as S.I? Are there any scholarships or schooling assistance if you want to pursue a higher education like law or CPA for that matter? If there are none, I am just going back to my first question, is it possible to study while employed?

    I hope that Mr. Tan or anyone else can enlighten me on this matter. And I know some aspirants also want to know the answers.

    Thank you very much mga kapwa ko pinoy na naghahangad maging kabahagi ng NBI.

    Regards,
    Laong.Laan
    “Laging Handa”

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    • Hi there Always Ready!

      Yes, I am an NBI Agent. I’m to be of help in this blog since this helped me as well. Currently, NBI doesnt accept Special Investigators now since a new law has been passed which is the NBI Modernization Law (R.A. 10867). Under the existing law, only Agents are now being accepted.

      To become an NBI Agent, an aspiring applicant must comply with the requirements under Sec. 8 of said law, particularly Sec. 8(c), to wit: “a member of Philippine Bar(lawyer) or a holder of a Baccalaureate Degree who passed the necessary government licensure examination relevant to the investigative function of the NBI…”. Hence, in order for you to qualify, you must be a graduate of Law and a board passer of a licensure examination like Licensed Accountant, Licensed Criminologist, and other board exam relative to investigative functions.

      If you want to be a part of the highly respected investigative institution in our country, you must study law and become a lawyer. It entails a lot more than just have this passion to serve our country.

      I remember the time when i was asked by the Training Superintendent during my preliminary interview (which comes after you passed the written examinations). he asked me, “why do you want to become an nbi agent?”. I know this question will be asked to me so i have prepared an obvious answer. I said, “I always have this desire and passion to serve my country since I was young”, then he told me, “everyone does. what makes you different?”. That follow-up question startled me. Now, that is the very question I would like to ask from you, “what makes you different?”. It’s more than just having this desire to serve our country. What can you offer to the institution? to the public? This job is very demanding, expectations by the public and your peers are very high.

      So this is my advise for you;
      1. Study Law
      2. Become a Lawyer

      It’s not a sure thing that being so will give you a ticket to the NBI Academy but this is what the institution wants and requires.

      Thanks and best of luck!

      Mat Tan

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      • Hi Mr. Tan,

        First of all, I appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

        Well, that is a sad news for me because I’ve got my mind set on becoming part of the bureau as SI for quite a while. DAMN!

        But being an optimistic person I’ll take your advise as a challenge. I don’t know how but I will manage. I see no other way but to take your advise.

        I was hoping if you can share here or send me your e-mail add for future queries.
        zero-nine-five-six-eight-six-six-one-two-five-zero

        Thank you very much Agent Tan.

        Regards,
        Laong.Laan

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      • Accdg To RA10867 SEC8

        SEC. 8. Qualifications of NBI Agents. — The minimum qualifications of NBI agents are the following:

        A. Citizen of the Philippines; B. Of good moral character;

        C. A member of the Philippine Bar OR a holder of a Baccalaureate Degree who passed the necessary government licensure examination relevant to the investigative functions of the NBI;

        d. and Successfully passed the competitive mental and physical examinations required by the NBI.

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      • I would like to ask if a Special Investigator falls always under the NBI or is it an independent branch yet connected to NBI? Can a Special Investigator have his own office? If it’s under NBI, can I work as a Special Investigator while studying for my Master’s to become a fully NBI agent?

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  32. Good Day Sir. I am a law graduate and currently waiting for the result of 2016 Bar Exam, I really want to become an NBI agent. How can I apply for the said position? Where can I possibly submit the application letter and the Curriculum Vitae? Can you help me Sir? I’m dying to become part of the team. Thank you.

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  33. Hello Sir Mat,

    I’m 28 and currently working as a Network and Telecoms Administrator in one of the Top Tier Hospitals in the Country. I have 5 years of Experience in Information Technology and also Education. Hence, I have failed subjects way back on my college youth days. However, I’d still want to try and apply and want to be part of the Cybercrime Division. May I know which one is better, walk-in or email application? and also what position is applicable for me? Also, to applicants like me – your advise is much appreciated. Thanks! 🙂

    Best Regards,
    JC

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  34. Hi Sir,

    I’m a CPA, is there any chance to be considered or qualified without a normal vision? I have 50/50.

    thank you very much.

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    • Yes. I have 75/50. I memorized all the letters in the snellen chart when i went inside the medico-legal for preliminary medical check-up. I passed. LOL

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      • Hi Sir Matt, Good Day! What if you have an 200/200 vision? Can we still apply for it and do what you’ve said?
        How about in training days? Can we still wear our glasses?
        Hoping for your valid consideration for this question.

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        • Vision requirement can be waived as long as you can still see efficiently even without glasses. During training, glasses aren’t allowed on physical activities except marksmanship but it is allowed as to other activities.

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    • Hello po! I just want to know fresh grad po ako, I took BA English kung may chance po ba akong maadmit as investigator or sa bureau? Or kahit maging researcher lang po?

      Thank you!

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  35. This question is directed to Sir Mat Tan. Sir I am Timothy. I am a CPA. I have already applied with the NBI last year but unfortunately I failed the neurological exam. We were informed that we could try again after 6 months. I do not know to pass that exam, what personality they’re looking for, or how they evaluate us based on our neuro results. I only know myself and I am the same person I was 6 months ago so if I try again I could just end up with the same results. So my question is this, eventhough I’m a CPA could I opt to apply for Special Investigator instead of NBI Agent? Are the standards the same or would it increase my chances. Is the NBI going to allow that.

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    • What month last year you took your exam timothy? Baka nagkasabay tayo. I, too, failed in the psychometric exam which I took last year.
      Let’s try applying again.
      Aja!

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      • Hi Solomon. Familiar name mo bro. Kaw ba yung OTS? Anyway I do not know when the 6 month period starts. I took the neuro around August I think or July but got the results sometime in September. Yes may balak sana kame magtry ulet this Feb or March.

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  36. Good day! I am a Lawyer and Civil Service passer. My undergrad course is B.A. Political Science but during that time, i do have one fail subject. I notice that majority of the successful takers are excellents in there academic standings and none of them got failing grades on there subjects. Is there any possibility that these problems in academic standing would be waive once you qualified the requirements?

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  37. Hello po. My undergraduate course is AB History and my Master’s degree is MA Philosophy. I’m also passed the Civil Service Professional Exam with an 81% rating.

    Pwede po ba yung course ko sa NBI?

    Thanks

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      • Dear Sir:

        Christian Greetings!

        I am Zosiada M. Ambal , 28 years old, Single, presently residing at Purok 1 Caramcam District,

        Mangagoy,Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, A criminologist and Napolcom passer. My board

        examination average rating with 78.40 %. Presently, am working as Statistical researcher at

        Philippine Statistics Authority, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.,formerly NSO.

        I am very interested to apply and be part of National Bureau of Investigation.

        I would to ask sir if am can be qualified in National Bureau of Investigation.

        Thank you very much and more power!

        Very respectfully yours,

        ZOSIADA M. AMBAL

        APPLICANT

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      • Sir , If a person is graduated in BS Criminology with board exam passed or he is a RC ,and then took Law and succesfully passed all the subject but yet not a board passer, is he qualified sir?

        Sorry for my email sir,it was my juveniles day’s email. I did not change it.

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  38. I’m a criminologist and i already finished my master in science of criminology (major in criminal sociology and psychology) and also finished education earning units. currently teaching. 26 y/o can i still be qualified in NBI?

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    • I think you are qualified to apply in as Special Investigator as long as you met all the requirements.

      Try to apply since your still young.

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  39. I’m an NBI Agent hopeful but unfortunately I’m already 34 years old and nearing the age limit. I am a CPA and currently working as an OFW at Saudi Arabia. I will be on my vacation this coming March 2017 and hopefully I will be able to complete all the recruitment requirements during my short stay.

    I pray that Mr. Mat Tan can enlighten me concerning these two issues as I see that he is the only active resource person in here.

    1. How should we know if there are any vacancies in the bureau?
    2. Are walk in applicants accepted in the NBI Academy or there is a specific period for recruitment?
    3. What month does the training at the NBI Academy usually commence for new agent trainees?

    Thanking you in advance.

    More power and God bless!

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    • Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been busy with work lately. Anyway, here are the answers to your questions;

      Age can be waived so long as you are qualified.

      1. Presently, NBI is looking for qualified individuals to be Agents. Usually, a batch of trainees consists of 30 persons.
      2. Yes, they entertain walk-in applicants as I myself is a walk-in applicant. But before I went to the NBI Training Division, I have already completed all the documentary requirements. You do want to get entertained right? So you better opt to complete first the necessary documents before trying your luck.
      3. When I was in the application process, it took me 6 months before I was able to qualify as a trainee. Mind you, I failed my agility test 3 times despite being fit so you better work your ass off and get ripped. There is no definite training date so long as they already have a list of qualified applicants, schedule of a hell training comes next for 4 months. Another 2 months for the On-The-Job Training, then alas! graduation.

      Its never easy undergoing in the training. Physical stuffs were not that tough. Mental and Emotional stuffs is a hell.

      Best of luck!

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      • Thank you po sir Mat sa feedback.

        Just some follow-up questions. Are the exams given on consecutive days? As I am working abroad and will be going only for one month vacation, do you think I can finish all the written, agility tests and medical exams within this period? Is it allowed to discuss in here the types of written exams given and how many days did it last?

        Lastly, are the agility test given the same with that of FBI? (push-ups, sit-ups, 300m sprint & 1.5 mile run)

        Thank you so much in advance. Hope to work with you soon in God’s willing.

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  40. Hi, I’m currently a 26y.o. CPA working as a manager in one of the Big 4 firms. Great undergraduate marks (all above 80%) but a few decimal points shy from getting a latin honor. Excellent board rating, too. I will meet almost all the requirements needed to be a NBI agent except the height requirement as I’m only 5’4″. Can an appeal be made to get an exception?

    Also, are there any differences in the caseloads of NBI agents who are CPAs vs. lawyers? As a CPA, my expertise is both on financial and information systems audit. If I manage to get in, I’d probably be assigned to white collar crimes. However, (educate me if I’m wrong) there seems to be few of those in the Philippines with only the Aman Futures case in recent memory. My concern is basically hinged on career advancement and promotions.

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    • Stay in your current job. You have a better future there unless you are the idealistic type. But based from what you said, I think you care more about yourself than serving the public. NBI have lots of training and seminars about investigative stuffs locally and abroad.

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      • Hello sir Mat tan……good afternoon…..can I ask you sir through sending this message for me to enlighten regarding the job vacancies as I have learned from reliable source.can I still be qualified as investigator in National Bureau of Investigation? how can we determine if am passing with the average rating of 80 and above in TOR? do I have a CHANCE TO APPLY ? Currently, am working as statistical researcher at Philippine Statistics Authority, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. I am criminologist, and a napolcom passer…

        Thank you very much sir Mat Tan…I am hoping for your favorable and immediate response

        regarding on this matter…

        Godbless and more power!!!

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      • Serving at a law enforcement agency (or the armed forces) is a goal for me. While I do agree that there is no shortage of excellent career opportunities at my current job it has been my intention to work here until I qualify for either NBI or AFP via OCS. So, admittedly, yes, a little idealistic. I intended to apply last year (2016) but some things got in the way and also there’s the hesitation due to the height requirement.

        As for you mentioning that I care more about myself than serving the public, maybe you’re right. However, that’s also an unfair statement. I do care about myself in as much as serving the public. Idealistic, remember? Hehe. I do like to excel at things and be good at what I do. Hence, when I join any company or organization, I will always aim for the top.

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  41. Hi, good day!

    I’m a CPA and surely no problem with my ratings, both in college and board. Just wanna ask if there’s a chance that my age can be waived, since currently I’m only 23 years old, with 3 years experience in both private audit and other companies. Looking dorward to hear it from you soon because I’m very interested to be part of NBI. Appreciate your immediate response. Thank you so much.

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    • Hi! I had a friend who is under 25 yo but he tried applying in the NBI. Sadly, they told him to come back when his 25.

      As for my case, Im already 28. I tried my luck this year, applying as an NBI agent but I failed in the Psychometric exam. but no worries since I can reapply after 6 months. I’m planning to take the exam again this January 2017.

      As for your case, if you have time, try to visit NBI HQ Manila to inquire at their Recruitment office or inquire at the nearest regional office near you. Sometimes consideration/requirements are being waived.

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      • Hi Solomon

        Bro. can you please give us idea on the recruitment process of the NBI academy as per your experience. How many exams did you took and are they given on the same day that you submitted your requirements? Did you reached the medical examination and physical test and how rigorous are they?

        It will be highly appreciated if you can provide us some inputs.

        Thanks in advance.

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        • As long as I remember it,
          I submitted the required documents last Oct 2015 and had the pre medical exam (Vision,Hearing,checking of tattoo and piercing) on the same day. Remember that an applicant should have no tattoo marks and piercings. On my case, I had an ear piercing during my college years but it healed.
          January 2016 I took the first examination for a day. July 2016 I took the 2nd exam which is the Psychometric exam. the psychometric exam is taken for a week. I was working so I took my leave for a week. There are so many sets of exam that you will be answering specially the psychometric exam. Written exam for the psychometric can last for 3 days and a day for a panel interview with the psychologist.

          I didn’t reach the Physical test as well as the medical test (the pre medical test is not the major medical test) since I failed in the psychometric exam.

          Ill try again my luck this January 2017 and I urge you to try it also. hope we could meet around during our application.
          Mga kasabayan kung mga abogado bagsak rin sa Psychometric exam kaya tawanan nalang kami din we’ll try again our luck=)

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          • Hi there! Just a piece of unsolicited advice. In the case of Neuro-Psychiatric Examination, you have to answer it smart. There are obvious questions which will make or break you. Like, are you seeing things others don’t? If your answer is yes, then you will definitely fail. I mean, you really have to be cautious in answering all the questions. If you have noticed, the questions were somewhat repetitive. Make sure that you are consistent with your answers.

          • Sir tanong ko lang po sana kung meron bang dapat na aralin in preparation sa neuro exams?

            Saka baka meron kang idea kung anong mga tests ang kasali sa Agility tests (physical test) at kung ano ang mga required score.

            Thanks po in advance

  42. Is there a possibility that a failing mark could be waived if someone came from, say, UP or Ateneo? Yikes, I hope that doesn’t sound cocky. But if that’s not possible, I wouldn’t mind taking law anyway, haha. Thanks OP for putting this up, as well as the very helpful people from the comments section!

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  43. A GoOd DAy to eveRyOnE
    for all thosE wishinG to be pArt and be thE number One NBI Agent in The phillipines… For YoU To Let knOw if You are QuaLifiEd thE quALification are giveN abOved… as fAr as my concerN thereS a Lot oF people stiLL hopinG thAt onE day thEy CouLd be and considering the 1st reQuirement stated..

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    • Hi good day! recently I was a college instructor for 3 years handling Physical Science, Biological Science, P.E. Mapeh and Rizal subject. I am a BSED major in Biological Science LET passer and graduated my Master of Arts in Education Major in teaching Biology. In my childhood I used to wish that soon I will work in NBI agency but unfortunately it was not granted. I hope that this message will go along the way and grant my dreams.
      Could I be qualified to be a part of your family. GOD BLESS! AND THANK YOU!..

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      • Hi there! im currently serving as an NBI Agent. Judging from your field of expertise and experience, you may be able to serve in the Bureau as part of the Forensics Division. Just try to drop by at the NBI Main Office and bring with you your credentials. It’s gonna be a tough road applying in the Bureau so you really need to get yourself ready. If you are dreaming to become an NBI Agent, perhaps you may have to consider becoming a Lawyer first. The age can be waived so long as you are qualified. No need to have pulling strings mate. Best of luck and God speed!

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        • Thank you! for your informative message Im so glad that sooner I will part of agency. But as of now I was confused where NBI Main offfice located here in Cebu. As long I pass all the requirements i will immediately enroll lawyer course. Thanks..God Bless..

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          • You can still be considered. Just try your luck. But having known the standards of the NBI Academy, you will have a hard time. by the way what board exam did you pass?

        • Hi, Im interested in applying in the NBI as an agent. Im a CPA, and CS prof. but im just 23 yrs old. Can i apply not or w8 until i turn 25. and may i know when is the application and training period?

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          • Try to submit your credentials. If ever they accommodate your application despite your age, then youre in luck. But for sure they will tell you to be back at age 25. 😀

        • Good day Sir… i would like to make some query on where to apply in the bureau as special investigator? And what are the requirements? THank you very much God bless….

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        • hello sir, I am in IT professional, if ever i apply as a special investigator in what field/s i am most likely to be assigned to?

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        • Mam, I know dat to work w/ d NBI is for d country but decency aside, may I ask kung magkaano Gross ng entry level ng Agent?
          Hoping for a response.
          Thank you po.

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        • good am sir,
          i’m recently a police officer, i need some piece of advice how can i be part of your respective office. can you guide me sir? thank you for your kind and consideration. godless!!

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  44. Hi I am an BS ECE graduate, I was a Test Engineer at in a semiconductor company for 3 years, I also work as ROV pilot Technician for 3 years. I am boardpasser for registered master electrician exam. Will I be qualified?

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  45. Sir, Good day. I am a former Police Officer for 7 years. I did Absence Without Leave for some reasons. A license Criminologist. Can i apply in your Bureau? Is there any door for me to be hired?

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    • Hi Paul! I guess you’ll be in a tough situation if youll gonna apply as an NBI Agent. You should have an excellent WA in your TOR. Also, your board rating must be 80+. They don’t consider applicants who have failing marks and a board rating below 80. If you think you have met this criteria, then you should answer why you have gone AWOL from being a police officer. One requirement also is to have a good moral character and that you dont have any derogatory records. Anyway, if youre in manila, try to drop-by at the NBI Academy located at NBI Main Office and look for Ms. Rachel Bautista or Ms. Glaiko for inquiries. Best of luck!

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      • Sir MAT TAN,

        Good day!

        I applied and took the psychometric exam last july 2016 but sadly, I failed. Though I failed this year, I planned to retake the exam January 2017 since NBI informed me I can retake the exam after 6 months.

        Here are my queries sir:
        1. Do I need to pass again all the required documents like NBI Clearance, Marriage Cert, Court Clearances, Brgy Clearance, CTC (since this documents have expiration dates)?
        2. How Much is the salary of an entry level agent?
        3. Are candidates who are included in the Training Academy in Baguio be compensated/will have a salary?

        Thank you! Please enlighten me sir!
        I do want to be part of NBI!

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        • Hi there Solomon! You can still reapply if you failed the Psychometric Exam. Re your queries:

          1. yes, you need to complete all the docs again.
          2. Salary now has increased to ~40k/mo.
          3. You are compensated from the start of the training. Your meals and accommodation during training is free. You only have to pay for some gears and your daily ‘taho’ and laundries. That’s all for now.

          Hope i was able to enlighten you ala illuminati!

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  46. Hi Sir I’m a IT professional and also civil service passer, i just wanna ask if you have office in the bacolod city that can i ask or pass my application. coz im really want to join in NBI and serve my country.. thank you

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  47. I just passed the Bar exam (hindi pa nag take oath and signed the roll) can i apply already? if yes, then what documents will i send to the email address posted?

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    • Sir, licensed medical technologist and licensed embalmer po ako. Ang concern ko po, hindi po umabot 84% avrage ko s tor. Disqualified na. Po ba ako agad?

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  48. Hi, I don’t have a Bachelor’s degree but am working as a Network Engineer and Cisco Certified. Is there any place for me in the Bureau?

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  49. Hi! I’am currently working from another government agency for about 2 yrs, and I wish to apply in your respective agency. I finished my Bachelor Degree (B.S. HRM) and a Civil Service Professional Eligible. is there a chance for me to be hired? If yes, may I know the specific office or even the contact number, thanks in advance.

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    • I’m a police officer and 3 years in law enforcement service. I am qualified in all requirements to be a special investigator and i also have trainings (both combatant and investgation) and twice to be a topnotcher in promotional exams given by the PNP and Napolcom nationwide. Are there any member of the NBI who are former Pnp personnel? How did they shift?

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  50. Hi! I’am currently working from another government agency for about 2 yrs, and I wish to apply in your respective agency. I finished my Bachelor Degree (B.S. HRM) and a Civil Service Professional Eligible. is there a chance for me to be hired? If yes, may I now the specific office or even the contact number, thanks in advance.

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  51. gud evening ang pinsan ko po ay narecruit ng nagpapakilalang NBI Agent ang name niya po ay Atty. Borromeo kinuhanan po sya ng 2500 para daw sa application form at id badge at pati nga yung baril niya ay kinuha din po. noong isang taon pa hanggan ngayon po ay hindi pa rin naibabalik ang sabi ay pagtapos ng daw ng training sa antipolo at seminar sa taft. nang ipaverified namin pekeng abadogado pala si Atty. Borromeo at may kaso pala siya ng pagbebenta ng pekeng id ng NBI. talamak po ang recruitment sa cavite. takot na takot po ang pinsan ko at nasira po ang negosyo niya dahil sa banta ng grupo ni Atty. Borromeo. sana po maimbestigahan po ang ginagawa nilang recruitment dito sa imus cavite area.

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  52. Hi. Can I still join the NBI if I become a CPA but don’t have 20/20 vision. I’m wearing eye glasses because of astigmatism. I don’t even mind being an SI instead (what is the difference anyway) or take a pay cut just as long as I get to work for the agency. This is the kind of work I want. I’m also going to apply in PDEA and the PNP but the NBI is my first priority. I suspect that my vision will also be questioned in the latter LEAs though.

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  53. I’m Ronel Cadelino, CPA. Height is 5’4. Do I have an opportunity to become a NBI Agent? Why do we need 5’5 in height? We are obviously Filipino who are not that tall.

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  54. Hi! I’m a CPA and planning to take the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) before applying as NBI Agent. If ever I passed the CFE exam, will that be my edge upon entering NBI?

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      • What if I’m just 5’4″ in height? Will they mind giving a waiver? To what an NBI agent more exposed to? Physical or clerical works? Please enlighten me.

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        • The height requirement may be waived so long as you are qualified. NBI Agents are exposed to so many physical and clerical works. It is so fulfilling serving in the most prestigious investigative institution here in the Philippines.

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  55. Hello. I am an Education Graduate and currently taking up Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Management. I am turning 26 years old and I have this great interest in becoming a special investigator or becoming a police officer.I am a board passer and I have good communication and computer skills.Do I have great chance of getting hired? Please reply. I’m really interested. Thank you.

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  56. Im an ex military serving the philippine airforce before currently working as ship security. I wanna take a step on my career and applying for an nbi agent makes me curious about it. Im a bachelor degree holder as an aircraft technician board passer certified by civil aviation authority of the philippinea. Would i be eligible?

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  57. Good evening Mam, Sir.. I just applied last month for special investigator in Manila but unfortunately the application is put on hold because of some issues and concerns. Another thing is there is additional requirement. You must have at least 2 years experience in crime investigation and detection, now my chance in the application is very slim. i hope they would reconsider the requirement and change it.

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  58. good day maam/sir im a bachelor of secondary education grad if i apply in the said agency in what department should i go or be part with?

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  59. sir/maam:
    I am a law enforcement administration student and i am now 3rd year college. Am i qualified to be a special investigator once i passed civil service examination but i have failing grade am i still be qualified??

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    • Sad to say, you may not be able to make it. They are very strict in hiring personnel. They are looking for people who have excellent academic records. Maybe you’ll have a chance if you become a Lawyer and pass all the requirements. Best of luck!

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      • Hi Sir Mat, what if only one subject marks fail and passed when retaken during college. Also, I got 80+ average rating in CPA board exam (but a conditional passer at first before actually passing the board). Will applying as an NBI agent still be considered and qualify? thanks for your response.

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  60. Hi! I’m still a grade 9 student but when I reach the age of 25 I what to become an NBI agent. When I enter college I’m planning to take Social Worker or Computer Engineering. Are those courses qualified to became an NBI Agent? I’m hoping for a reply.

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  61. Sir/ma’am,

    Im Mary Ann R. Santiago, 27 years of age, from Pangasinan. Im graduated Bachelor of Science in Criminology 2014 and also fresh Board Passer in same year. I want to be as one of the part of being special agent NBI. And im related in political science, law, law enforcement. I am qualified?

    Thank you for the effort to read my message.

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  62. I am engineering graduate last 2011, as of now I am an Motor vehicle Claims adjuster with a related works as an investigator and motor claim vehicle evaluator. And I want to become an NBI agent but not yet pass to be an csc license. Am i qualified to become an nbi agent?

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  63. Hello, I’m a student but wishes to work someday at the NBI, do they hire forensics also? And if they do, do they require the same requirements, thank you, I hope you can attend to my concern soon ^^

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  64. government guard at quezon city rehabilitation center (TAHANAN),
    licensed criminologist since may 2014, 27 yoa., 5’4″ in height…
    .. tnx

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      • Hi gusto ko lang po malaman kung yung special investigator po ba e may field training dn po ba sa baguio?? salamat po i am a Public Administration graduate interested for Special investigator position

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  65. How about we engineers? I think we are equally equipped to do investigations also especially when it comes to performing investigations involving science and mathematics. We are more trained on this field than the CPAs and the Lawyers.

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  66. Sir Good day!
    Can i join as NBI agent, I am Computer Science graduate with 24 Units of Education major in Mathematics i really want to become an agent since when i was young.Can you give me a chance to join sir? Please hear from from this number +639354978957. Thank you so much and godbless..

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  67. Hi im willing to work be come a agent and im willing to learn your professional training im 33yrs old im not ah CPA im a civil engineering im not a board passer but im willing to train everthing pls pls pls give me a chance become a nbi agent thats may dream to serve and protect the inocent people this is my cp number 09773232158 globe 09425508805 sun number tnx godbless

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  68. I feel really Discriminated that if you have tattoos you cant be part of the NBI, EVEN IF YOU ARE A LAWYER OR CPA.

    Why? Does the tattoos affect the skill and intelligence of a human being?
    Its an Outdated bullsh*t cultural belief actually.

    Im about to take my Bar exam and this really saddens me.

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  69. Hi! Im a law student. Can anyone here tell me the difference between the nature of work of an NBI agent and a special investigator…thanks!

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  70. Gud day!! I would love to be a detective. Male here 31 yrs. 5’9″ and board passer , I am speculative since i was a young boy. I keep doing it without even noticing. If it’s the least thing to do. Is there any voluntary work to join? I think I can help put pi3ces together and solve puzzles. Mabuhay

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  71. hello, i’m interested joining the nbi. I am have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, fluent in 3 languages, above average IQ, self learned in psychology, experienced in surveillance. I’m a male and i seem to be able to pass all the tests but not the height requirement. Do I stand chance to get in to the bureau?

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  72. hi….im a degree holder…civil service service passer..5’3′ in height..no failing grade..but im still 22…will just wait till i turned 25 then…hope mka pasa aq kahit wlang backer..

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  73. maam/sir . Goodmorning po 🙂 ako si jamil banto this coming march 30 ggraduate ako ng Ab-psychology . Ngaun po my chance po ba maging NBI personnel ako ? or kung anu man ung entry level nyo para sakin ?

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  74. pano po may bagsak po ako na grades sa TOR ko pag bubutihin ko po ang grades ko para aabot ng 84% ang gen. grades ko… MAY PAG ASA PA PO BA maka pasa ang requirements ko?

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  75. Hello,I am a criminologist and i ‘m willing to join as an NBI staff, or Special investigator.what would i do? and i am already 38 years old. do still have a chance?pwede po ba mag submit ng Requirements dito sa Region 7 branch sa Cebu City?

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  76. Hi maam, Im a recent passer of CLE. Before i trasfered to Criminology, my Record have INC, Drops and failure. but, In my CRIMINOLOGY Grade. dont have 1. I still have chance to join the special Investigator?

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  77. Good afternoon,Can i apply in NBI as an Agent?
    Im 28 years old, A Criminology Graduate and a licensed
    Criminologist. Im a College Instructor in a Criminology School and have units in M.S Criminology.

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  78. Nice post ma’am very helpful…

    Im a CPA however i just turned 24 this november.

    Im very excited to join the NBI!!!!

    For the Philippines!!
    For the Filipinos!!
    Mabuhay!

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  79. hi, goodevening Ma’am/Sir

    I’m a Bachelor Degree, I want to become an Special Investigation. ma’am/Sir I’m not an eligibility but im willing to apply in your Good office. how is it Ma’am/Sir?

    Thank you!

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  80. Greetings!

    I am interested to know, when will be the next training/exam for applicants? I was informed that the last batch will be graduating this coming December..

    Thank you.

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  81. Hello! I wish to apply as Special Investigator In NBI May hiring po ba ngayon? I’m qualified all of the requirements I’m license criminologist pwede po ba akong mag pasa ng application dito sa NBI office dito sa Cagayan De Oro City or sa Email ako magpas ng application..

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  82. gud day poh…
    pwede po bna mag apply ang registered nurse??
    meron poh bang medical team o emergency team sa NBI o kaya tulad ng tactical medical team…
    at san po pwede mag apply at mg inquire..

    thank you…

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  83. Hii There! Im Marichelle and i am a Federal Air Marshall for 3 yrs. Im 24 yrs old turning 25 next year in january. Is there any chances to be a NBI? That was my biggest dreams! Im a Spanish-Filipino but i was born in Cobrado,Spain. Im a Filipino Citizenship now, leaving 3 years here in the Philippines. Although i am married in a Fil. I hope you’ll answer my question! Thank you!!!!

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  84. Good Day po.

    ask lang po aku kung pwede pa poba magapply as SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR SA NBI? pero yung average kopo is diko alam kung 84% yun kc yung nakalagay sa certification ko sa GWA is 1.6%.

    ask ko lang din po kun pwede nadin aku magapply 24 y/o. palang po aku next april pa aku mag 25..please inform if i am able to apply that particular position thru my email add. thanks po.

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  85. hi BEEd graduate po aq, csc eligible din po at nakapasa na po aq ng LET Exam peru hindi ko passion ang pagtuturo….nais ko sana mag apply sa nbi,,,pwede po ba ako dun?22 years old pa lang po aq

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  86. As a former applicant i suggest do good, and pass the grueling, and killer “Neuro examination” the way i did (modesty aside). Before i took the the exam my schoolmate (who has been in the Bureau ahead of me) advised me to do my best with the Neuro examination because there are also Lawyer and Doctor applicants who fail the examination. If i am not mistaken the examinations is held for three (3) days 8am to 5pm. After completing the said examinations you have to wait for uncertainty, and if one day you receive a call from the Bureau informing you that they would be conducting a background investigation about you (they would personally visit you in your given location, or abode) and be prepared for the background check, just be honest, never attempt to tell a lie, otherwise you are courting disaster. Lastly, PRAY HARD.

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  87. If you are below minimum of their requirements, they w0nt hire you; the applcati0n pr0cessing is very l0ng; for SI they will pri0ritize those wh0 are a graduate of law, but of c0urse we are all equal f0oting when it c0mes to their specifics. They are extremely fair!

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  88. Mam, alam nyo po ba yung initial requirements na isusubmit sa NBI pag nag apply? Ex. TOR, Barangay clearance etc… Thanks po.

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  89. I’m not a CPA nor a Lawyer, but I’m an accountancy graduate who passed the civil service examination(PROF) and currently enrolled at a law school. Any vacant position in the agency? Where to apply and how?

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  90. nakakatawa ang autobiography part ng exam, tackle pati S life. against na yun sa civil rights ng constitution. so to speak, illegal!

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      • Pano lag bisexual or lesbian do they take it against you? And also, im lacking height!! Im almost 5. 4’11 lng ata ako if im not mistaken. Should they entertain me and have a chance? Gano katagal ang application and may payment na ba once you are in the training? Im CPA and currently taking up law. TIA

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        • *correction..Will they entertain me?**
          Do i have a chance even im lacking the height requirement?

          *payment-i was referring po sa salary once nasa training na…

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  91. I really want to become an agent. I graduated with honors and passed the civil service exam but I’m too young. I’m only 19 years old.

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  92. HELLO PO AKO PO SI CHRISTIAN G. DALAGUNAN AKO PO AY TGAGA DAVAO GUSTO KO PO NA MAGIN ISANG JUNIOR AGENT NANG NBI GUSTO KO PO NA MAKAPAG LING KOD SA BAYAN

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  93. last time i was there, i happen to listen to a conversation between a visitor and a senior official, where the former requested the release of a person suspected for a commission of a crime under a particular agent who made the arrest. iba talaga ang nagagawa ng pera. madumi ang nbi, kung makapasok man ay siguradong pipinturahan ng pula ang likod mo kung hindi ka matalas.

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  94. good day to all of us, i would like to apply for a fingerprint examiner II ? what i might going to do?
    what is the requirements and,qualification needed,where it should be send? by the way I’m from Cebu. city

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  95. hello …there…i am studying forensic science and lets say i pass all the requirements can i apply for NBI in the future?

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  96. gudeve sir/mam, ask ko lng po kung ung bs public administration pi ba e pwdeng maging nbi agent?!. or CPA and LAW lng tlga ang kailangan..

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  97. Maam ask ko lng po kung pwede po ba mag apply as nbi agent kahit na may tatoo ako sa likod..
    Security guard po ako…
    Salamat po

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  98. Degrees won’t be an advantage neither intelligence… It’s common that the applicant agents or si’s should have those… But not all are wholly fit as a person for these positions. Qualifying exams are not easy and they will make sure that only deserving applicants will succeed.

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  99. If you’re concerned about the compensation/salary…forget about applying. The position is a public servant! If the government decides not to pay you…they can…

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  100. It’s not as easy as you people think. You may be a lawyer, CPA or whatever educational attainment you have, you won’t get the position if its not meant for you.

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  101. This is a very inf0rmative bl0g. Btw, I’m a CPA, I will turn 25 this September. If ever I would be able to hurdle the initial exams and be sent to training afterwards, I’m n0t that financially capable to supp0rt the peri0d of training, though for all I know there would be n0 fees to be c0llected. Because in my case, I am the breadwinner of our family. My questi0n is this: would there be any c0mpensati0n the trainee would be receiving for the peri0d of training? Thanks Fhel.

    Regards

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  102. gud day sir! i am a criminologist and 5’4 1/2… do i stil have a chance? i am willing to be in the NBI tnx much ….

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  103. pleasant day… ask lang po… yung graduate ng master of criminal justice education, do u think, it is related to SI work in nbi? i plan to apply as NBI SI. TNX

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  104. I have both the qualification of being a CPA and a Lawyer but I’m already 37 years old. What are my chances? Do they put more weight on age in their screening process? My grades were not very remarkable during my studies at the law school in FEU, the same thing when i was pursuing my Accounting degree also at FEU, but nevertheless, i never got a failed rating on any subject.

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  105. hi mam!

    if my height is just 4’11, can I waived that height requirement if I belong to the minority group?
    I really wanna work to this agency..
    thanks..

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    • Good day ma’am i am a graduate of electronics engineering, and i want to be a part of NBI as special investigator, am i qualified though i am not yet taking my board exam???

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  106. are they strict with regard to age? over 35 y/o is an automatic disqualification. I am 38 y/o and still awaiting for the result of the bar this march 2014.

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  107. Hi Reman,

    I had tried the same step before. After few months of waiting for their response, they instructed me to report at NBI Training Division. Actually, to show your intent and will to join the prestigious agency, email is not enough, better if you will go directly at the Training Division. I believe they are currently hiring both Agent and Special Investigator, and because of rigid qualifying test, they need more qualified applicant to fill the quota for the upcoming batch of training. Hope you could make it Reman. Good Luck!

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  108. Hi mam,

    nagsubmit na po ako sa email ad na pinopost mo… sana mabasa nila… im a cpa and a barrister. i have been with private employers for 9 years but i decided to join government. sana lang po, mababasa ni Director ang email ko 🙁 is there a way to find out if they have read my application?

    Regards,
    Reman

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  109. thanks f0r the info. Pwede b mgapply kht d p 25 y/o, i am 24 ryt n0w and wtif the eyesight is n0t of n0rmal range, because i have glasses?

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  110. Hello I’m a CPA, and I’m interested working in NBI, but my height is only 5″4 1/2, and im near sighted, I’m used to wear contact lenses though. What are my chances? Hoping for your response, thank you.

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  111. Good day, I am a CPA and is considering to apply as an agent. What particular training should im going to undergo during the application process? and how long in months if not in days was it gonna last? thanks god bless.

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  112. gup pm, i want to be and Nbi agent, but i dont know what i do?, can you help me? i am a graduate of Bachelor in Secondary Education major in math, this is my cell number. 09487350711

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  113. Hi,

    I would just like to ask if do you have any idea how long would the training be before an aspirant can be a full-pledged NBI agent? When is the start of the training process? Thanks.

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  114. wish i cud still be given a chance to be part of the bureau…i’m an undergrad of political science course,,,i’m 36 of age ryt now…ireally admire u guys,for busting bad guys and protecting the citizens of our country…

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  115. Hello po. Tanong ko po sana kung kailangan po bang 25 years old and yung height ay 5’3 kasi i’m 20 years old, 5’1 ang height ko and I am fresh graduate. Thanks and God Bless.

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  116. Hi Fehl,

    Good day! I heard that every nbi agent will not be assigned to their home place. I just wanna ask if this is really mandatory assigning every agent away from their own place/ area? I am a CPA by the way and I am quite interested of joining the academy. Thank you so much!

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  117. hi guys, want to share a little of what i know in hiring nbi agents. there are 9steps to be able to enter this prestigious nbi academy. first is the preliminary medical exam where in they would check your vision and height. 20/20 for vision and 5’3 for female and 5’5 in height for male, no pierce and no tattoo, if you fall short on these you cant enter the academy. next is the written exam covering only english, essay and investigative exam. next is the preliminary interview, neuro, polygraphtest, complete medical exam, panel interview and so on. this process will take 6 to 12 months. seriously..

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  118. Tanong ko lang po gusto ko po mag NBI agent kaso engineering graduate po ako pero nag kaexperience na po ako sa ibang bansa bilang engineer may chance po kaya ako dun?

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  119. hello, maam im BSInfo-Tech Graduate po aq, graduate din po aq sa Masteral of Science in Information Technology and Civil Service Passer din,,am i qualified to be an NBI Agent?
    kasi po sbi nyo CPA & Layyer lang lang qualified, what if masteral degree po,…could it be possible na maging NBI Agent din po or Special Investigator?

    thanks po…

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  120. Hi Jerald, since you are waiting for the deliveration, I suppose that you are done with the written exam, aren’t you??

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  121. Wala nang hiring ng SI. Pumunta kasi kayo mismo sa NBI training Division para malaman niyo, ang kulang nila ay mga CPA at Lawyers.

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  122. maam, how if im a criminology graduate and also a board passer? anu pong makukuha kong trabaho sa NBI?

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  123. Waiting for the deliberation. How I wish I grow 2″ this week.
    Ang hirap pag kinapos sa height. Napapaisip tuloy ako, si Jose Rizal, naging dakila kahit maliit siya.
    Haayz.

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  124. hi, may chance pa po ba ako in case na nagapply ako as S.I. sa NBI? dream ko talaga pumasok sa NBI ever since im a licensed architect @ 26 yrs old… sa lahat ng requirements ng special investigator mukhang sa grades ako mahanapan ng butas nyahahaha…. ask ko lan kung may pag asa ba ako pumasa kahit may failing grades ako? kalungkot naman 🙁

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  125. hello mam fehl… can i ask if ever I was accepted to become a NBI agent because I was able to pass CPA board exam. Can i study in alaw school while having employed as an NBI agent. is there a conflict regarding these situation?

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  126. I just submitted some of the requirements but I need to go back on Monday for vision testing.
    I hope I will be qualified. I’m just 5’3″ without shoes. The 2″ could break my dream. Good luck to me.

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  127. hi,
    i’m an accountancy graduate, but i’m not yet cpa, pero nagtake na ako ng civil service professional at eligible na ako
    would i be an nba agent or special investigator?
    how to apply po? thanks

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  128. Hello

    May i ask sir\mam if their is a special consideration considering that my height is only 5’1 male, but im now a 4rth year law student. my questions is can i enter for the entry level since im not yet a lawyer? ur the NBI would accept only to the height as recommended by this prestigious Agency of the government.

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    • Hi i po pwd po bng magng nbi staff or agent ang isang bsba graduate major in human resource
      develpment management. I really wntd to become
      Nbi agent/staff.thankyou

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  129. As for salary inquiry, if you think you can be a good agent or investigator for sure that won’t be your main concern. But it is right that for S.I. it’s salary grade 18 or about 32K basic salary. Age requirement is peg at an age where they think a person is mature enough to handle the nature of work in the bureau. For NBI agent and Special Investigator applicants go directly to NBI Training Division in their main office at Taft Avenue, Manila and submit your resume there and if your qualified you will be scheduled for an exam…. I am not from connected or anything to NBI, this is just the little knowledge that I got from someone working there. Hope it helps our aspiring agents and investigator out there.

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    • hello.. are they strict in there requirements that an applicant should had no failing grade?? please reply .. thank uou

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    • Being an elite agency I guess they won’t settle for someone who can’t strictly meet the requirements. Remember that if you become an agent you will not be going after petty crimes like burglary or theft and ordinary neighbor disputes or traffic violators. You will handle cases against military and police personnel? Politicians and High ranking officials? And the most notorious and wanted person in the Philippines? That’s why I think they need only the best and as far as I know if ever you passed the initial qualifying exam you will be sent to NBI academy for your training, and you need to undergo and pass series of exams and test in order to graduate. Battling with lawyers and cpa’s at the same time? wohooo that’s tough! But mind you all…..there is no harm in trying if ever you fall short of their requirements… Good Luck!

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    • Application for Agents is being handled by NBI Training Division and the Personnel Division handles applicants for regular office job at the bureau. And as of now their advisory is they are only accepting Lawyers and CPA’s who wants to become an NBI Agent and no recruitment for S.I. yet.

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  130. Just wanna share the little knowledge that I know about NBI agents and Special Investigators. For Lawyers and CPA graduate you can be an NBI agent, for non-lawyer you are only qualified to as a Special Investigator. Even if you are a Law graduate and you haven’t pass the bar exam yet, you can never be an NBI agent.

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  131. Hi Fehl! Here once again for your expert advice. Though I haven’t received a feedback from you, I just want to know if the NBI have a sort of program wherein its SI’s or employees are given the opportunity to pursue law?

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    • Hello 🙂 I’m not an expert really and I’m not from the NBI so I don’t know the answer to this question. I think though just like other companies here, they offer chances for their employees to climb up the career or corporate ladder. If there are no programs, at least they give advices as to how you can pursue higher position or your dream position. Once you worked in a company, you can always know how to go further…

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      • Hi Fehl! So delighted to read a response from you. Thank you for that opinion. As a personal circumstance, I am an officer of the Philippine Marines trying to explore options beyond service in uniform. I took up Political Science and History and a lucky CSE prof holder too. Do you think that my military background will be helpful in my application if ever? I really appreciate every response you give. Thank you and God bless.

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  132. Thanks Fehl.
    I’ll apply next week. I hope they will consider.
    Hmm.. Just want to know if you have an idea on how long is the processing upon submission of the said requirements mentioned above?

    thanks again,.

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  133. Hi Fehl,

    Good afternoon! I just want to ask what particular month NBI is hiring an agent? Or is is a whole year process?

    Thanks and regards,

    Emerson

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    • I don’t know if they have grand recruitment period or whatever they call it.. but I think they’re hiring different positions any day. You must check out their “Career” section of their website although right now, it’s not yet available. I guess their website is still under construction. You can contact their personnel hotline anytime anyway to inquire for any opening. God bless!

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          • Hi Fehl. Do you think an applicant with a military background would have an edge over the others given that all of the requirements are satisfied? Does the NBI have a sort of educational program for those SI’s who want to pursue law or something to that effect?

  134. hi fehl, remember me? ask ko lang uli do you have any idea about their exam coverage? i just only knew its essay and investigative type, do u have any idea? pls help me..thanks much!

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    • Hello Cy 🙂 Yes I remember the name but cant remember what post we talked before…hehehe I have no idea about the exam coverage but IMHO it would really tackle investigative and logical things. Watch some shows like CSI Miami and indulge with Horatio Caine on weekend so you could say much things on the essays. You can surely learn a lot just by watching a full episode 🙂 DVD is P50 only hey! LOL

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  135. thanks for the information. it would help a lot. may i ask if there’s an AGE requirement? I’m a CPA, 5’6 in height but I’m only 22 years old.

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  136. hi! NBI is one of my dream.. I will be finishing my BS-Accountancy this coming October.. i had failing marks but i took the subjects again (re-enrolled) and i passed.. can i still be qualified?..

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  137. Good Day to everyone. i want to become a NBI agent thats why i studied Bachelor of Science and Accountancy. and to take board exam on October 2013, But as i read this blog. There is a problem. It is my Eye sight. and is not a normal range now due to my studies. Please reply or quote this post. is it possible that i can still be an agent? is it contact lenses or eye glass can be the remedies?

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  138. Hello!
    I’m interested to become a NBI Agent but I have astigmatism(farsightedness).
    Can I still have a chance?

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  139. hi 😀 i am an undergrad. soon to be cpa.well, hopefully next year. i cant see myself working all day on an office full of books and journals… im looking for something na hindi ako mbbore and also exciting work. can you please advise me what preparations should i take while im under the age req? thank you for this blog…

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  140. Thanks Fehl.
    My list of pending items are the NBI Clearance, resident certificate and the statement of assets and liability.
    Is resident certificate pertains to brgy. clearance?

    Thanks.

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    • Resident Certificate is also known as Cedula. Barangay Clearance is another document. You can get them both from your Barangay Hall / Office of the Barangay Chairman/Captain

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  141. Hi Fehl! I’m a new lawyer and I’m considering the NBI as a career option. I have three questions that I would like to ask (please bear with me):

    1. Among the requirements is that you should have no “tattoos”. I have body burns (fraternity-related), does that come under the prohibition?
    2. Another requirement is that you must have good eyesight. I am currently wearing prescription glasses (I’m near-sighted) but I plan on undergoing Lasik corrective surgery next month. How does that affect my application?
    2. How about Senate Bill No. 2970 (NBI Reorganization / Modernization)? Last I heard it was already approved on third reading. What could be its effect on the salaries/benefits? I’m hoping for a salary grade increase for entry level agents.

    Thank you very much!

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    • Hi there Ping 🙂 Let me say, congratulations! The Bar Exam is one of the most difficult…

      I can only share opinion here. The no-tattoo requirement seems mandatory when applying to a job here in the Philippines. I think it is tied with being decent and looking decent and neat however I think it’s not really a strict policy especially if the tattoo is just little or it’s underneath our clothes or not really exposed. If they asked you if you have a tattoo, of course we must always be honest. Honesty always excels. As to the eyesight, I think if you passed their exam, you’ll be fine. LASIK treatment is a good thing as it brings back a 20/20 vision or almost 🙂 I’ve never heard of that SB yet, thanks for mentioning that here. It sounds amazing. I love watching CSI Miami. I wish NBI here will be as modern as that.

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  142. So, there’s a great possibility that I may not be considered because of my height? Well, that’s the only requirement that will ruin my dream.

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  143. good day sir/madam,

    May i apply for special investigator? I am a graduate of BS-Forestry and Bachelor of Laws at Mindanao State University,also a criminology board passer..at the same time a police officer II for the position of Municipal Police Station Investigator from Lanao de Sur, PRO-ARMM. i will be 35 this coming September and i have my poor vision due to my day and night daily reading in studying of LAW. I’m almost nine (9) years in the PNP service.. Request further Acknowledgement.

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  144. gud day.im a seaman and a board passer on my course,can i also be qualified as special investigator?eventhough my work is no related at all.pls give some advice…tnx……….chris

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