Both being PT…is the difference minor or extensive?
Tier 5 is not Public Trust.
Tier 4 is public trust. Applicants under this tier will initiate their security vetting using SF85P (or SF85P-S if carrying a weapon).
Tier 5 is national security. SF86 gets used under this tier.
Tier 5 investigations require the national security questionnaire (SF 86).
The Tier 5 is a type of investigation.
So are all tier 5 top secret clearances?
Because cbp officers go through a tier 5 but don’t hold a clearance.
No, not all Tier 5 investigations grant a TS.
All TS clearances require a Tier 5 investigation. Critical and sensitive positions might require a Tier 5 investigation, but not need to grant a TS clearance.
So, if you go through a Tier 5 investigation that we all know, that is not PT.
What clearance level is it?
Secret or Top secret?
T5 is TS, T3 is Secret.