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Advanced Suitability Adjudication Program (ASAP)

This program covers complex adjudications of character and conduct on covered positions. It is intended for individuals who make unfavorable suitability determinations and take suitability actions under title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 731 (5 CFR 731).


NBIB National Training Center (NTC)
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
(approximately 1 hour north of Pittsburgh)

Upon completion of the course, attendees will:

  • Demonstrate ability to analyze, weigh, decide, and act on complex suitability issues and investigative results
  • Decide if a negative adjudicative determination is warranted based on the core duties of a position while taking into account relevant additional considerations
  • Examine rehabilitative efforts to determine if sufficient evidence of rehabilitation has been established
  • Write proposed action letters for cases at an advanced level of difficulty
  • Analyze complex subject answers, summarize key points and make effective arguments supporting the decision


  • Identified by agency as requiring training
  • Possession of the 2008 Suitability Processing Handbook
  • Successful completion of training that meets the enabling objectives in the introduction and fundamental levels of the National Training Standards for Suitability Adjudicators issued by OPM on August 20, 2012.
  • One year of experience conducting suitability adjudications on covered positions under 5 CFR 731
  • Routinely make unfavorable suitability determinations and take suitability actions under 5 CFR 731
  • Complete required pre-­course assignments. Access to the pre-­course assignments will be given within 30 days of the beginning of the course.


  • $2,000
  • Includes all educational services & materials
  • Does not include travel, meals, & lodging expenses

Class Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


No sessions currently available.


  • Registration closes 30 days prior to the first day of the course.
  • To be considered for this training, please email for a registration application. For general questions related to this ASAP course please contact or 724-794-5612, extension 4233.