- Any student accepted into any course is expected to be of high moral and ethical standards and be free of felony conviction or pending criminal charges.
- Our school reserves the right to deny admission to any course for any student that does not meet school standards.
- Our school requires an academic degree from an accredited college or university to attend the Basic Polygraph Examiner Course. A transcript should be provided during the application process. Academic performance shows a student can complete a rigorous educational undertaking. Students must also have proficiency with a computer and Windows operating system, the ability to take class notes from instruction, organize and study instructional material, and be challenged mentally during this course.
- In lieu of an academic degree, a combination of five (5) years investigative experience, professional job training courses, or college hours may be acceptable depending on local requirements for examiner licensing where the student intends to practice. (Subject to School Director approval.)
- Student applicants for the Basic Examiner Course are required to provide a current criminal background check or submit to one prior to acceptance. A letter from a law enforcement agency that currently employs the student stating that the student has already had a criminal background check will serve in lieu of a formal background check.
- Students who do not meet all background requirements, or who do not continue to meet these requirements after acceptance, or who falsify information for admission, will be dismissed from the course.
*Any student who has withdrawn from any previous polygraph training for academic deficiency must consult with the School Director for approval.
“Please be advised that under various state laws, including Texas Occupation Code Chapter 1703, and Texas Administrative Rule 51.4012, a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration and licensing for certain occupational licensing, such as a polygraph examiner, in Texas. Under Texas Government Code Section 53.025, each licensing authority shall issue guidelines that affect the decision of the licensing authority for occupational licensing. A person has an ability in Texas to request a review under TAC 51.4012 (b) by TDLR to determine eligibility for polygraph licensing. Please review the TDLR website for the prescribed form and required fee that is available on the TDLR website. You also have a right to request from the TDLR a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102. Every student is advised and encouraged to check for licensing requirements and potential factors for disqualification in Texas, and in any other State, local or Federal jurisdiction where they may seek occupational licensing prior to applying for this school.”