It takes a matter of weeks and the first step is having experience.
Answered - BOP Certification Surveyor / vendor surveillance (Current Employee) - Houston, TX
6 months is normal but I have seen the time last up to a year. There is the application, HR screen, Manager screen, then interviews (maybe up to three) then an in person interview with many from the office. Then back to HR for the offer and negotiation. Never take the first offer it is always low.
Answered - Manager (Former Employee) - Midwest
If you are the right candidate and fit the overall culture of the company, it doesn't take that long to get hired.
Answered - Executive Administrator (Current Employee) - Oakland, CA