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IETA Eligibility Criteria

Minimum requirements for applicants include:

  • Applicant must be employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for at least 12 months at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be a Federal employee at a minimum of GS-12 level or Commissioned Corps O-3 or above for at least 6 months at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be in his or her current position for 12 or more consecutive months at the time of application. .
  • Individuals enrolled in fellowship training programs (such as Epidemic Intelligence Service, Public Health Prevention Service, Emerging Leaders Program, Presidential Management Fellows) are not eligible.
  • Applicant must have the written permission of first-level and second-level supervisors to be released for three mandatory workshops and one 12-week international assignment. The employing office must be willing to cover costs associated with all training, including travel to Atlanta, GA.
  • Applicant must have a current full-year performance appraisal rating of at least “Achieved Expected Results (AE)” or its equivalent. Commissioned Corps applicants must have a COER rating of at least "Satisfactory". This rating must be submitted with your application package.
  • Applicant may have no more than 3 consecutive months prior public health experience in low resource country.
  • Participants must complete Department of State medical clearance after preliminary acceptance to the program. Any participant with a chronic illness may be refused clearance by the State Department. Their decision is final and will result in the applicant being dropped from the program.
  • Applicants must be fully eligible for a government credit card and must have secured one before the first workshop.
 
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  • Page last updated: November 5, 2013
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