<p><b>Question: </b>What are the Requirements to Become a US Senator?</p><p><b>Answer: </b>The Constitution lists three requirements for any individual wishing to become a <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/us-senate-basics-3368329" data-inlink="QWNjt1VR-FO4ECkR8C0lwA&#61;&#61;" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">US Senator</a>. A Senator must:</p><ol><li>be a US citizen for at least nine years when elected to the Senate. </li><li>be at least 30 years of age. </li><li>be a resident of the state that the Senator represents. </li></ol>Obviously, these are just the legal requirements. Typically, a US Senator has had previous policial experience before being elected though this is definitely not a requirement.