Polygraph Services and Training

Thank you for your request for information on Deception Control's INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH.Social and financial pressures of our times are creating more demands for lie detection/truth verification. Law enforcement and governmental agencies are increasing their use of lie detection daily and there is now an extreme need for professional Polygraph Examiners.

 

The training program offered by the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH provides the most complete presentation of current Polygraph techniques to prepare individuals for this challenging career opportunity. Instruction is presented by highly competent professionals in the fields of Polygraph Methodology, Law, Psychology and Physiology to insure that upon completion of the course, the student is able to pass any professional or regulating agency requirements for membership or licensing.

 

The attached curriculum outline, entrance requirements and related information will familiarize you with the Academy's study program and standards. If you meet the enrollment requirements, please complete and return the enclosed application.

 

Should you have additional questions, we will be happy to assist you in every way possible.

Very truly yours,

 

Marietta L. Michaels
Administrator
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For more information on Polygraph School or services please contact iap@deception.com

 

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH is:

Accredited by the American Polygraph Association

Accredited by the Florida Polygraph Association

Recognized by the American Association of Police Polygraphers

Recognized by the Virginia Polygraph Certification Board

 

Mission Statement

In 1980, the International Academy of Polygraph adopted a standard of excellence in Polygraph training that has endured
through the years. Its hallmark has been its uncompromising determination to:

 

A. Provide the most complete presentation of current Polygraph techniques
B. Maintain high standards of training and ethical business conduct
C. Utilize highly competent professionals in the fields of Psychology, Physiology, Law and Polygraph Methodology
D. Insure that upon course completion, the student is able to pass any professional or regulating agency requirement for
certification or licensing
E. Fortify instrumentational skills and individual scholastic achievement

 

The Academy and its training faculty subscribe to the highest caliber of professionalism and proficiency, and
dedicated to this mission, the Academy in turn infuses its graduates with this philosophy.


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH is pleased to announce the approval of its Professional Polygraph Examiner training course for earned college credits.

 

In cooperation with BROWARD COLLEGE, Criminal Justice Institute, any graduate completing the International Academy of Polygraph training program will be eligible for (19) credit hours to be applied toward further educational goals, including the attainment of an Associate degree.

 

In addition, INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH's curriculum and training format is presently being considered by a Miami post graduate learning institution for adoption into its scholastic roster and for approval of earned credit hours toward a four year college degree.

 

The Academy offers advanced training in the fields of:

Interviewing & Interrogation
Test Data Analysis & Countermeasures
Numerical Scoring of Charts
Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing

 

These courses are open only to those individuals who have already completed Polygraph training. For scheduling dates, please contact the Administrator’s Office.

 

Entrance Requirements

A. STANDARDS

Both study facilities and course curriculum have been approved by the American Polygraph Association. Ultra modern facilities are equipped with video monitoring/taping capabilities for effective teaching and student study aids.

 

B. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Each applicant must be of verified good reputation and meet one of the following:
1. Sworn member, either active or former, of a federal, state or local law enforcement agency
2. Minimum of 60 semester hours of college (certified copy of transcript is required)

 

C. COURSE DURATION

Ten week program: (10) week on-campus training

 

D. FEE

Course fee is $5000.00 which covers all teaching manuals, instruction and lab supplies. Tuition must be paid in full by the first day of class, unless otherwise approved by the Administrator's Office. A $750.00 non-refundable registration fee is required with each completed application. This fee will be applied to the tuition upon applicant's acceptance and entrance into the Academy.

 

E. COMPLETION

A Certificate of Completion will be presented to each graduate upon successful completion of the course. In addition, each graduate will be extended an opportunity to qualify for the American Polygraph Association membership.

 

Class Hour Assignments

 

BLOCK NUMBER SUBJECT MATTER IAP HOURS REQUIRED
1
History & Development
16
2
Mechanics of Instrument Operation
20
3
Physiology
34
4
Psychology
34
5
Test Question Construction
38
6
Interviewing & Interrogation Procedures
40
7
Validated Test Techniques/Recognition
64
8
Ethical & Legal Aspects
8
9
Test Data Analysis
50
10
Polygraph Skills
80
11
Research/Scientific Methodology
8
12
Report Writing
8
     
  TOTAL in-class HOURS
400

 

In Class Study Schedule

INFORMATION BULLETIN FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

 

 

 

2014

February 3 thru April 11
September 15 thru November 21

 

 

 

Policies

Dismissal/Suspension and Re-Admission Policy

Attendance Policy
The student must be physically present at the school facility for not less than 90% of actual classroom instruction time.

Remediation is required for missed hours.

Excusal From Class
A student may be excused from class for reasons of illness, family emergency or court testimony. Excusal must be approved in advance by the Director who will schedule when remedial action for the training deficit will be scheduled.

Dismissal
A student will be dismissed from the course due to scholastic failure or consistent absence.

Suspension
The Academy has no provision for suspension.

Re-Admission
The student will be required to prepare a letter to the Director explaining his/her reason for seeking re-admission, and indicating the corrective action taken in order to re-qualify for admission.

 

Refund Policy

If a student fails to complete the course, tuition (excluding the non- refundable registration fee) will be refunded as follows:

Withdrawal during the first week of class: 65% Refund

Withdrawal during the second week of class: 25% Refund

Withdrawal during the third week of class: 0% Refund

 

Graduation Policy

The INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH takes pride in aligning itself with a superlative caliber of instructional staff and faculty, as well as a comprehensive curriculum which is its teaching foundation. This winning training philosophy has been most evident through the years in the consistency of high test scoring of the Academy’s students while in training, and in the superior performance they demonstrate as they administer examinations in the public and private sectors, following graduation.

To achieve these goals, the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of POLYGRAPH’s criteria for evaluating graduation status is
as follows:

 

Each student must pass examinations in History, Psychology, Physiology, and Instrumentation with a minimum grade
of 75%. Additionally, the Final Examination must also be passed with a minimum grade of 75%.

The Cumulative totals of all examinations taken during Training must not average less than 75%.

Each student must also have been present in class Attendance for a minimum of 90% of class hours (7 weeks total)
and have completed a minimum of 60 minutes in chart time.

 

Please contact us for further information. To download an application click here.