2 Paths at the ATF National Academy
The ATF National Academy is located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, and provides basic training for special agents and industry operations investigators, which are also known as IOIs.
Special agents and IOIs work together at ATF, but they receive their own specialized basic training.
- Special Agent Basic Training starts with a 12-week Criminal Investigator Training Program. Then trainees begin Special Agent Basic Training, which is a 15-week program where students undergo rigorous academic, legal, physical, and practical training.
- IOI Basic Training is a 10-week program for a typical class of 24 trainees, where they develop the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to safely conduct inspections of firearms and explosives licensees and permittees. The basic skills and abilities special agents and industry operations investigators learn at the Academy prepare them to safely and effectively carry out the ATF law enforcement mission.