Polygraph Examiner Training

All of our polygraph examiner training courses are offered via e-learning online which allows for flexible start dates and ease of access which can save you thousands in flights and accommodation. We offer two levels of polygraph examiner training to become a forensic psychophysiologist. Our basic polygraph examiner course will give you a diploma in Forensic Psychophysiology and covers everything needed for you to start your new career. This involves ten units for you to work through and requires approximately 450 hours of study.

For those wishing to delve a little deeper we additionally offer a Master in Forensic Psychophysiology which has an additional eight units detailing alternate methods of lie detection. Your polygraph training continues as the masters course also includes a three day workshop covering body language, facial expressions and gives you an additional certification for Statement Content Analysis (SCAN).

Polygraph examiner training via e-learning

Both polygraph courses cover the history and development of each technique, move through the biological, physiological and psychological components of the mechanics of psychophysiological detection of deception (PDD) and end with a practical component where you master the collection & analysis of the data along with polygraph software program proficiency.

Polygraph examiner training


  • Unit 1: History, development and evolution of the polygraph
  • Unit 2: Fundamentals of psychobiology
  • Unit 3: The organisation of the nervous system
  • Unit 4: Concepts and principles of psychophysiology
  • Unit 5: Emotional and situational anxiety
  • Unit 6: Methods and protocols
  • Unit 7: Polygraph instrumentation and equipment
  • Unit 8: Chart scoring and interpretation
  • Unit 9: Information and report writing
  • Unit 10: Law, ethics and the fundamentals of polygraph practice
  • Unit 11: Lie detection techniques (I)
  • Unit 12: Lie detection techniques (II)
  • Unit 13: The psychology of lying
  • Unit 14: Interrogation and interview techniques
  • Unit 15: Mental disorders and lying
  • Unit 16: Polygraph for sex offender management
  • Unit 17: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI)
  • Unit 18: Lie detection with the potential P300

You will receive your polygraph examiner certification from the Lie Detection Institute on successful completion of your course (minimum 75% pass grade) and additionally will have lifetime alumni membership with the institute. Firstly, the initial theory phases of our polygraph examiner courses are done in conjunction with the European Polygraph Academy. Afterward, the final practical and software components are covered exclusively by the Lie Detection Institute. All successful polygraph examiner candidates will automatically receive their first year of membership with the European Polygraph Association (EPA) and also have the possibility to become a member of the Israeli Computerised Polygraph Association (ICPA).

Simply mail us an enquiry for the latest course start dates and prices. info@liedetectioninstitute.com

Polygraph examiner training