Citizens Academy

To Apply:  The next FBI Columbia Citizens Academy have been postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and will be held at a later date. If you are interested in applying or if you are a Citizens Academy graduate or past/present FBI employee who would like to recommend someone you know – please complete this form.

FBI Columbia Citizens Academy Alumni Association


The Citizens Academy is an engaging six-to-eight week program that gives, business, religious, civic, and community leaders and inside look at the FBI, fostering community partnership and relations. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office in Columbia, SC. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.

How do you become a part of the Academy?

Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizen Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.

COLUMBIA, SC