Course Duration: 400 hours (10 weeks in-residence)
This comprehensive curriculum is approved by the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP) and IPP is proud to be an AAPP recognized polygraph school. The program and curriculum are also fully recognized and approved by the National Sheriffs' Association, the National Command and Staff College,* and the Justice Clearinghouse*.
The course is designed for new (or soon to be new) polygraphers with no prior experience in the field. The curriculum meets or exceeds established guidelines for basic polygraph certification and licensing in most states. But please check with your local regulations to be sure this course meets the certification requirements, if any, for polygraph licensing in your home state.
SPECIAL NOTE: This is a dual certification course. Graduates will be certified as a Police Polygraphist as well as a Certified Interviewer in the Inductive Interview System.
Although the course content is geared toward the law enforcement polygrapher, and IPP's primary instructors are seasoned police polygraphists, private examiners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Experienced polygraphers are also encouraged to audit segments of the training as approved by the Program Director. Contact IPP directly for inquiries related to auditing course sessions.
PPC-101 Law and Human Rights: 8 hours
PPC-102 Ethics and Standards of Practice: 4 hours
PPC-103 History and Evolution of PDD: 8 hours
PPC-104 Scientific Testing: 8 hours
PPC-105 Mechanics of Instrument Operation: 16 hours
PPC-106 Polygraph Techniques: 40 hours
PPC-107 Pre-Test Interview: 32 hours
PPC-108 Post-Test Interview: 8 hours
PPC-109 Psychology: 20 hours
PPC-110 Physiology: 20 hours
PPC-111 Test Question Construction: 32 hours
PPC-112 Test Data Analysis: 40 hours
PPC-113 Countermeasures: 8 hours
PPC-114 Information and Results Reporting: 2 hours
PPC-115 Practical Application / Polygraph Lab: 80 hours
PPC-116 Electives: 74 hours
*NOTE: The National Command and Staff College is the Center for Excellence and primary leadership training provider for both the National Sheriffs' Association and the National Tactical Officers Association. The Justice Clearinghouse is an industry leader in providing online training content to a community of over 325,000 justice sector professionals.
This course is available by contract. Contact IPP at email@example.com or 843 200-0800 if you are interested in bringing the course to your area.