Polygraph Examiner Training
Polygraph examiners need to complete an accredited polygraph training program, and a bachelor’s degree may be required by some employers or for licensure, which might be a requirement in some states. Relevant degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or majors in psychology, social science, and behavioral science. Additionally, some employers may require certification in certain specialties, which can be obtained through professional organizations. These professionals often have experience in law enforcement, psychology, or investigations.
To become a polygraph examiner, enroll in an accredited polygraph training program. Accredited by the American Polygraph Association, many of these programs take up to 4 months to complete. Keep in mind that some polygraph schools require you to have an associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field such as psychology, criminal justice or law enforcement. You may also have to have relevant work experience.
The programs below are accredited by the APA
Source: APA Education Accreditation Committee, APA Accredited Polygraph Programs.