Where do you put security clearance on resume?
Put your clearance level and status at the top right under your contact info, include the year of your last adjudication. Anything left to fill up the above the fold portion of your resume needs to be filled with eye catching skills, certifications and awards.
Where can I find my security clearance information?
For DoD clearances only your security officer may inquire about the status of your security clearance application. This can be done by checking the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and/or the Security and Investigations Index (SII) or by telephoning the DoD Security Service Center at
Should I put my clearance on my resume?
A: It’s perfectly okay to specify that you have a clearance, as well as clearance type. It’s also okay to list polygraph information and dates on your resume, according to intelligence agency resume guidelines, including those provided by the National Security Agency.
Do I have a security clearance?
If you’re currently employed, checking on your clearance is easy – simply request your Facility Security Officer inquire about the status of your clearance. The vast majority of clearance holders are cleared through the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
How hard is it to get a top secret clearance?
The Office of Personnel Security and Suitability conducts about 25,000 of these interviews annually, for clearances at all three security levels. The process generally takes between four and eight months, but with the current Department of Defense backlog it can take more than a year to receive top secret clearance.
What happens if you are denied a top secret clearance?
If you feel you have been unjustly denied security clearance, for any reason, you can appeal for a reversal of the decision. The federal government can take up to six months to approve your application for security clearance. If not, the employee must move on to the formal appeal stage.
How much does a Top Secret clearance cost?
The average cost to process a TOP SECRET clearance is between $3,000 and about $15,000, depending upon individual factors. The government pays the cost of clearances for military personnel and civilian government employees.
What clearance is above top secret?
Information “above Top Secret,” a phrase used by the media, means either Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or Special Access Program (SAP). It is not truly “above” Top Secret, since there is no clearance higher than Top Secret.