What are your options if you’ve allowed your clearance to lapse? Your security clearance remains current for a period of two years after you leave a cleared job. If it has been more than two years since you last held a position requiring a clearance, your investigation is no longer up-to-date. A new investigation is required.
The good news? Companies consider you ‘clearable’ – list your prior clearance and investigation dates on your resume, and let potential employers know you’re willing to go through the investigation process again. Just be prepared to wait – clearance delays mean a topic secret security clearance today can take as long as two years to obtain.