Licensing Authorities (United States)

 
ALABAMA
Board of Polygraph Examiners
500 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery AL 36104
334.353.1881
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- 5 years investigative experience
 
ALASKA – No license required
 
ARKANSAS
Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock AR 72209
501.618.8600
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, background check, 4 year college degree -or- 5 years investigative experience
 
CALIFORNIA – No license required
NOTE:  In California, legitimate examiners usually belong to California Association of Polygraph Examiners
 
COLORADO – No license required
 
CONNECTICUT – No license required
 
DELAWARE – No license required
 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.) – No license required
 
FLORIDA – No license required
 
GEORGIA – No license required
 
HAWAII – No license required
 
IDAHO – No license required
 
ILLINOIS
NOTE:   Licensing may be repealed in 2027
Professional Regulation
PO Box 7007
Springfield IL 62791
800.560.6420
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from 6 month training school, internship, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree
 
INDIANA
Indiana Government Center North
100 North Senate Ave. Room 312
Indianapolis IN 46204
800.457.8283
REQUIREMENTS:  Completion of accredited polygraph training program
 
IOWA
NOTE:  There is no polygraph license in Iowa.  However, a Private Investigator agency license is required to administer polygraph exams.
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Program Services Bureau
Dept. of Public Safety Building
215 East 7th Street 4th floor
Des Moines IA 50319
515.725.6230
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 18, background check, insurance and bond, no training required, no experience required (for Private Investigator Agency license)
 
KANSAS – No license required
 
KENTUCKY
Kentucky State Police – Polygraph Unit
1250 Louisville Road
Frankfort KY 40601
502.782.2025
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 18, graduation from accredited training school, background check, state exam, one year polygraph experience
 
LOUISIANA
Louisiana Polygraph Board
110 Hwy 1187
Mansura LA 71350
225.721.9452
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 18, graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, high school graduate
 
MAINE
Maine State Police
Special Investigations
164 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207.624.7216
REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- 5 years investigative experience
 
MARYLAND – No license required
 
MASSACHUSETTS
State Police Special Licensing Unit
485 Maple St.
Danvers MA 01923
978.538.6128
REQUIREMENTS:  Unknown
 
MICHIGAN
Dept. of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 30670
Lansing MI 48909
517.241.9221
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, internship (or equivalent), background check, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- 5 years government investigative experience, state residency requirements
 
MINNESOTA – No license required
 
MISSISSIPPI
Board of Professional Polygraph Examiners
PO Box 720519
Jackson MS 39272
601.506.0488
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, internship (in state), state exam
 
MISSOURI
NOTE:  License required only in St. Louis County (not required elsewhere in Missouri)
DCI Polygraph
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton MO 63105
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, completed at least 20 exams in past 12 months, background check, 4 year college degree -or- 5 years government investigative experience
 
MONTANA – No license required
 
NEBRASKA
Administrative Secretary
Polygraph Examiners Licensing
1201 N. Street, Suite 120
Lincoln NE 68509
402.471.8606
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 19, graduation from accredited training school, internship (or equivalent), background check, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- 5 years investigative experience -or- 4 years polygraph experience
 
NEVADA
704 W. Nye Lane, Suite 203
Carson City NV 89703
775.687.3223
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree and 1 year investigative or polygraph experience -or- high school graduate with 5 years investigative or polygraph experience, 250 exams administered with 50 in past 12 months, recent continuing education
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE – No license required
 
NEW JERSEY – No license required
 
NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Private Investigations Board
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe NM 87504
505.476.4622
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 18, graduation from accredited training school, background check, state exam, high school graduate
 
NEW YORK – No license required
 
NORTH CAROLINA
Private Protective Services
NC Department of Public Safety
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 104
Raleigh NC 27609
919.788.5320
REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from accredited training school, state exam, 1 year recent polygraph experience -or- internship
 
NORTH DAKOTA
Office of Attorney General
Licensing Section
600E Boulevard Ave., Dept 125
Bismarck ND 58505
701.328.2329
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check
 
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Board of Polygraph Examiners
3530 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
PO Box 11476
Oklahoma City OK 73136
405.372.4171
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, background check, internship, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- high school graduate with 5 years investigative experience
 
OHIO – No license required
 
OREGON
Department of Public Safety
Standards and Training
4190 Aumsville Highway
Salem OR 97317
503.378.2100
REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, 200 exams administered, 4 year college degree -or- high school graduate with 5 years investigative experience
 
PENNSYLVANIA – No license required
 
RHODE ISLAND – No license required
 
SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division:  Polygraph Section
PO Box 21398
Columbia SC 29221
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- high school graduate with 5 years investigative experience
 
SOUTH DAKOTA
Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission
Capitol Building, 3rd floor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre SD 57501
605.773.3251
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, background check
 
TENNESSEE
Private Investigations and Polygraph Commission
Davy Crockett Tower, 2nd floor
Nashville TN 37243
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, 5 years polygraph experience -or- internship, background check, 4 year college degree -or- 2 year college degree with 5 years investigative experience
 
TEXAS – No license required
 
UTAH
Bureau of Regulatory Licensing
Department of Public Safety
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City UT 84119
801.530.6628
REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, 4 year college degree -or- 8000 hours investigative experience (or combination)
 
VERMONT
Vermont State Police Polygraph Section
45 State Street
Waterbury VT 05671
802.244.8781
REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from accredited training school, internship (or equivalent), background check
 
VIRGINIA
Virginia Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board
Perimeter Center, Suite 400
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond VA 23233
804.367.8511
804.367.7226
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 18, graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree -or- high school graduate with 5 years related experience
 
WEST VIRGINIA
Wage and Hour Division of Labor
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Capitol Building Complex
Building 3, Room 200
Charleston WV 25305
304.558.7890
REQUIREMENTS:  Age 21, graduation from accredited training school, internship, background check, state exam, 4 year college degree
 
WASHINGTON – No license required
 
WISCONSIN – No license required
 
WYOMING – No license required
 
 
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