Hot Hints for Completing Your SF-86
Today, clearance veteran William Loveridge offered his insights for tackling the legendary “Standard Form 86” (SF-86)/”electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing” (eQIP). Among his recommendations?
– Certain things you know are required, so start gathering the info in advance, such as: Employment history Address history Current copy of your credit report
– Be sure to familiarize yourself with accessing the eQIP website – it will fast become your friend.
– Sometimes you can ballpark dates, sometimes specifics are required. Loveridge will guide you on when you can use both.
– Generally, no single answer will be determinative of your clearance evaluation, so don’t be afraid to (indeed, be sure to) mention that DUI from a few years ago. Honesty is the best policy.
Oh, and you know how they always suggest printing a copy for your records? DO IT. Although the eQIP system is built to retain the info forever, poor Bill found out the hard way mistakes can happen.
Read more about completing your SF-86 here.