Qualification Criteria

InfraGard is an organization dedicated to the protection of the United States and the American people. In order to maintain a level of trust within the membership, all applicants undergo a records check performed by the FBI. Applications are screened according to a defined set of criteria, and then passed to the local chapter for final processing.

InfraGard membership comes with great responsibility. We value active members who are willing to devote their time, effort, and talent to help build this organization and achieve our goals of protecting the American people. You will be a representative of the nation's largest volunteer organization dedicated to critical infrastructure protection.

In order to be eligible to apply to InfraGard to become a member, you must either be a U.S Citizen by birth, as defined by 8 USC 1401-1409, or a U.S. Citizen by Naturalization, as defined by 8 USC 1421-1459, or a Lawful Permanent Resident , as defined by 8 CFR ' 245.

Furthermore, you must truthfully answer the "Additional Questions" on the membership application. Having a criminal record is not immediate grounds for disqualification, and will be evaluated for acceptance on a case by case basis. Please be sure to describe the circumstances of the event as directed in the application. However, if you check "no" for Question 1 in this section, and the criminal history check reveals information to the contrary, your application will be automatically disqualified. Finally, you must read and sign the "Rules of Behavior".