Steps to Become a Parole/Probation Officer – Tips On Your Interview
If you want to be a parole or probation officer for the federal government or for your state, you must understand that it’s not going to be easy. There will be a lot of applicants vying for the same position. That’s why it’s so important that you get a top score on your oral board interview.
Here are some of the steps that you’ll have to successfully complete in order to become a parole/probation officer:
1. You must have at least a 4-year college degree at an accredited university.
2. You must pass a background check, free of any felony convictions.
3. You must pass a drug screen test.
4. You must score well on your Oral Board Interview. I recommend looking over Robert Lawrence’s handbook, Killer Interview Secrets, before sitting for your oral exam. Robert gives great advice on how to “wow” the panel even if you are the least qualified applicant. You can download the e-book and then read it in the comfort of your own home by clicking here.
Below is a great video that explains the entire process on how to become a probation officer – ENJOY!