Advanced Suitability Adjudication (STAF9101)

Advanced Suitability Adjudication

Advanced Suitability Adjudication


Update and refresh your suitability adjudication skills. Review the adjudication process, the specific factors and additional considerations covered by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, and OPM's "Issues Characterization Chart", so that you can make better decisions, avoid reversals on appeal, and safeguard the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Federal service.


To be admitted into this class, you must present:

  • a valid federal ID verifying you are a federal employee, or pre-approval from OPM; AND a copy of OPM's Suitability Processing Handbook (dated September 2008).

*** You must obtain the Suitability Processing Handbook from your agency's Security Officer. Graduate School USA cannot provide the Handbook.

If you have any questions, please email prior to registration.

Who Should Attend?

Adjudicators who are authorized by their agencies to handle suitability case processing and adjudication as delegated by OPM under Title 5 CFR, Part 731.

Non-federal employees desiring to take this course must obtain OPM approval prior to registering. Contact to initiate the pre-approval process.




1.2 CEU's

Class Type: 

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Register For Online Course


Bring This Class To My Location

  • TAB A
    • PowerPoint Slides
  • TAB B
    • Exercises 1 thru 3
  • TAB C
    • OPM Guidance
  • TAB D
    • Credit Issues and Adjudication Worksheets
  • TAB E
    • Aguzie v. OPM Removal Tenured Empty Cas

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