State Licensing Boards

Locate and find out information on polygraph licensing and regulation in the U.S. by contacting any of the following Polygraph Licensing Boards directly. Please see the attached Licensing Map (PDF) for further details regarding licensing. Please note the map was last updated in 2007.

Alabama
Alabama Polygraph Examiners Board
301 S. Ripley St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address
PO Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36102-1511

Phone: (334) 353-1881
Fax: (334) 353-2563
Website: www.polygraph.alabama.gov
E-Mail: joan.beck@dps.alabama.gov

Arkansas
Arkansas Board of Private Investigators & Private Security Agencies
1 State Police Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72209-4822
Phone: (501) 618-8000
Website: http://www.state.ar.us/directory/detail2.cgi?ID=1083

Illinois
Illinois Dept of Professional Regulations
320 W Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: (217) 785-0800
Fax: (217) 782-7645
Website: www.idfpr.com or www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/dtcp.asp

Indiana
Indiana State Police
Polygraph Certification
Indiana Government Center
Records Division
100 N Senate Avenue, Room 301
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-8262
Website: http://www.in.gov/isp

Iowa
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Division of Administrative Services
215 East 7th Street
4th floor North
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6230
Website: www.dps.state.ia.us/ Divisions - Administrative Services – Licensing Bureau – Private Investigator

Kentucky
Kentucky State Police
Central Forensic Laboratory
100 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Contact: Richard W. Kurtz
Phone: (502) 573-2100
E-mail: rkurtz@mail.state.ky.us

Louisiana
Louisiana Polygraph Board
Vicki King, Sectary Treasurer
16286 Winding Ridge Dr
Prairieville, LA 70769
Phone: (225) 744-3531

Maine
Maine Commissioner, Dept. of Public Safety
45 Commerce Drive
Suite 1
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7206

Massachusetts
Massachusetts, State Police
Certification Unit
485 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 538-6128

Michigan
Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
Licensing Division
P O Box 30018
Lansing MI 48909
Phone: (517)-241-8205
Website: www.mi.gov/polygraph

Mississippi
Mississippi Board of Polygraph Examiners
565 Cato Road
Brandon, Mississippi 39042
Gale Mills
E-mail: MillsPolygraph@yanoo.com
Phone: (601) 506-0488 or (601) 668-0292

Missouri
St. Louis County Only
St, Louis County Police Department
Private Security Unit
7900 Forsyth
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 615-4656

Nebraska
Nebraska Secretary of State
Licensing Division
State Capitol Building
Room 1305 Lincoln, NE 68509-4608

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 98509-4608
Phone: (402) 471-2530
Website: www.sos.ne.gov/licensing

Nevada
Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board
3476 Executive Pointe Way
Suite 14
Carson City Nevada 89706
Phone: (775) 687-3223
Fax: (775) 687-3226
Website: www.nevadapilb.glsuite.us

New Mexico
New Mexico Private Investigations Advisory Board
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Mailing Address:
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (505) 476-4650 or (505) 476-4664
Fax: (505) 476-4615
Website: www.rld.state.nm.us/PrivateInvestigations/

New York
Suffolk County Only
License no longer being issued per Consumer Affairs office 2-18-2010
Not known if law repealed
Phone: (613) 853-4600

North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Justice
Training and Standards Division
Private Protective Services Board
1631 Midtown Place, Suite 104
Raleigh, N.C. 27609
Phone: (919) 875-3611
Fax: (919)-875-3609
Website: http://www.nccommerce.com/en/BusinessServices/StartYourBusiness/Business...

North Dakota
North Dakota Office of Attorney General
Licensing Section
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Department 125
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Phone: (701) 328-2392
Fax: (701) 328-3535
Website: www.ag.state.nd.us/licensing/Licensing.htm

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Polygraph Examiners Board
2401 Egypt Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Phone: (405) 239-5112
Fax: (405) 239-5182
Website: http://www.ok.gov/cleet/Licensing/Polygraph_Examiner/index.html

Oregon
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Standards and Certification
4190 Aumsville Highway, SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: (503) 378-2328 or (503) 378-2100
Fax: (503) 378-4600
Website: http://oregon.gov/DPSST/SC/index.shtml

South Carolina
State Law Enforcement Division
Polygraph Section
4400 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Mailing Address:
PO Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398
Phone: (803) 737-9060
Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/default.aspx?MenuID=Home

South Dakota
Law Enforcement Standards & Training Commission
Division of Criminal Investigation
George S, Mickelson Criminal Justice Center
1302 East Highway 14
Suite 5
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-8505
Phone: (605) 773-3584
Fax: (605) 733-7203
Website: www.dci.sd.gov/let/manual/stcommission.htm

Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission
Andrew Johnson Building
710 James Robertson Pkwy
8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Mailing Address:
Dave Crockett Tower
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-4827
Fax: (615) 532-2965
Website:www.tn.gov/commerce/boards/pi/index.shtml

Texas
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing Address:
PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: (512) 463-6599
Fax: (512) 475-2871
Website: www.license.state.tx.us/

Utah
State of Utah
Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
Heber M. Wells Building
160 East 300 Suth

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Phone: (801) 530-6682
Fax: (801) 530-6511

Vermont
Vermont State Police
Department of Public Safety
103 S Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2101

Phone: (802) 244-8781
Fax: (802) 241-5551

Website: http://www.vtlmi.info/licocc.cfm?page=license&licenseid=polygraph www.dps.state.vt.us/vtsp/polygraph.html

Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of Professiona and Ocupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233-1485
Phone: (804) 367-6166
Website: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/dporweb/forms/pol/16lic.pdf

West Virginia
West Virginia
Director of Wage & Hour
Division of Labor
749 B Buliding 6 Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-7890 Ex 145
Fax: (304) 558-2415
Website: www.wvlabor.org