What Legislation dictates Polygraph?
Licensing - Currently there are 29 states and 3 counties which have laws requiring licensure or certification for polygraph examiners. Most laws require formal instruction, an internship training period and successful completion of a licensing examination. For example, the following are basic requirements for licensure in one state:
A person is qualified to receive a license as an examiner:
(a) Who establishes that he or she is a person of good moral character; and,
(b) Who has passed an examination conducted by the Licensing Committee, or under its supervision? To determine his or her competency to obtain a license to practice as an examiner and
(c) Who has conferred upon him or her an academic degree, at the baccalaureate level, from an accredited college or university; and,
(d) Who has satisfactorily completed 6 months of study in the detection of deception, as prescribed by rule.