APA Accredited Polygraph Programs

APA Accredited Polygraph Programs

This list represents those programs that have agreed to voluntarily comply with the minimum education and training standards established by the APA. These APA accredited programs undergo periodic inspections to determine compliance with those standards. While seeking to establish minimum education and training standards, the APA does not certify that individual programs comply, from course to course, with these minimal training standards nor does the APA certify the competency of polygraph examiners who graduate from these programs.

A link to the APA accreditation standards may be found at the bottom of this page and under the Resources tab. Among these standards are: a minimum of 400 hours that will be completed in not fewer than 10 nor more than 17 weeks and must be conducted at a qualified education and training facility; a week shall consist of at least four but not more than six consecutive days; a day is defined as at least six but not more than nine hours, excluding lunch and breaks; at least 95% of the instruction hours provided each week shall be done so in the presence of a faculty member qualified to provide such instruction.

The APA does not recognize, for basic polygraph education and training, on-line or distance learning for any portion of the required 400 hours of in residence training.

 

  

Arizona  

 *see notice at bottom of page.

CALIFORNIA

BACKSTER SCHOOL OF LIE DETECTION

861 Sixth Ave Ste 403

San Diego, CA 92101-6379

Director:  Greg Adams – 619/233-6669

E-Mail:  gca1265@me.com  

 

MARSTON POLYGRAPH ACADEMY

390 Orange Show Lane

San  Bernardino, CA  92408

Director: Tom Kelly – 928/257-0124 

E-Mailtom@marstonpolygraph.com

 

FLORIDA

ACADEMY OF POLYGRAPH SCIENCE

8695 College Parkway, Ste 2160

Fort Myers FL 33919

Director:  Benjamin Blalock,  239/424-9095 

E-Mail:   Ben@PolygraphToday.com 

 

ACADEMY OF POLYGRAPH SCIENCE LATINAMERICA

12945 Seminole Blvd. Ste 15

Largo, FL  33778

Director:  Arno Horvath – 727-531-3782

E-Mail:  polygraphacademy@hotmail.com 

Website:  abhpolygraphscience.com

 

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF POLYGRAPH    (EXPIRED)

1835 S Perimeter Rd Ste 125

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Director:  Michele Hoff 1-800-776-1660

E-Mail: dci@deception.com 

 

GEORGIA

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL   INSTITUTE OF POLYGRAPH

619 Highway 138 W Suite C

Stockbridge, GA 30281

Director:  Charles E. Slupski – 770/960-1377 

E-Mail: chuck@Qpolygraph.com 

 

KENTUCKY

NATIONAL POLYGRAPH ACADEMY

1890 Star Shoot Parkway, Ste 170-366

Lexington, KY  40509

Director:  Pam Shaw

E-Mailshaw.national@gmail.com

Website:  http://www.nationalpolygraphacademy.com     

 

MARYLAND

MARYLAND INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

8424 Veterans Hwy Ste 3

Millersville MD 21108-0458

Director:  Billy H. Thompson – 410/987-6665

E-Mail: mdmicj@aol.com 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW ENGLAND POLYGRAPH INSTITUTE

15 Glidden Road

Moultonborough, NH  03254

Director:  David J. Crawford – 603/253-8002 

E-mail: kacdc@worldpath.net 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

ACADEMY FOR SCIENTIFIC  AND 

INVESTIGATIVE TRAINING

1704 Locust St - 2nd Fl

Philadelphia, PA  19103

Director:  Nathan J. Gordon – 215/732-3349 

E-Mail: truthdoctor@polygraph-training.com 

 

* NE CTC POLYGRAPH PROGRAM NE CTC

c/o Dept. of Military & Veteran’s Affairs

Building 8-64 Fort Indiantown Gap

Annville PA  17003-5002

Director:  Elmer Criswell – 717/861-9432

E-Mail:  lietestec@aol.com

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

*NATIONAL CENTER FOR CREDIBILITY 

ASSESSMENT (NCCA)

7540 Pickens Avenue

Fort Jackson, SC 29207-5000

Director:  William F. Norris – 803/751-9100

E-Mail:     registrar@ncca.mil

 

TEXAS

THE POLYGRAPH INSTITUTE

19179 Blanco Road, Suite 105 #812

San Antonio, TX  78258

Director:  J. Patrick O’Burke – 817-290-0033

Website:  thepolygraphinstitute.com

 

* TEXAS  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

LAW ENFORCEMENT POLYGRAPH SCHOOL

PO Box 4087

Austin TX 78773-0450

Director:   Matt Hicks, 512/424-5024

E-Mail:  charles.hicks@dps.texas.gov  

 

VERIDICUS INTERNATIONAL POLYGRPAH ACADEMY

11230 West Ave Ste 3101

San Antonio, TX  78213

Director:  Yasmin Rios

E-Mail:  rioscarmona@hotmail.com

Website:  VERIDICUSINC.COM 

 

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF POLYGRAPH

7885 Coppermine Rd

Manassas VA 20109

Director:  Darryl L. DeBow – 571/435-1207 

- International Schools -

Canada   

 

Colombia

National Academy of Polygraph of the Police of Colombia 

Transversal 33 47a-35 sur

Bogota Colombia

Director: Ct. Andrea del Pilar Carrillo Prieto

email: andrea.carrillo@correo.policia.gov.co

programaacademicopoligrafiapc@gmail.com

Latin American Polygraph Institute

Government and Private
Carrera 46 #93-70, Barrio La Castellana
Bogota, Columbia
Director: Sidney Wise Arias
Phone: (305) 432-4077
   (571) 236-9630
Fax: (571)-214-8334
E-mail: swarias@bellsouth.com

Tudor Academy

Carrera 66, No. 42-103
Barrio San Joaquin
Medellin, Colombia
Director: Charles Speagle
Phone: + (57) (4) 436 4178 - Medellin, Colombia
E-mail:  info@TudorAcademy.com
Website: www.TudorAcademy.com

England
Bahavioural Measures, UK, Polygraph Training Centre

Director: Donnie Dutton

Email: DDutton443@aol.com


 

BRITISH POLYGRAPH ACADEMY

 

380 Uxbridge Road

London, England  W5 3LH

United Kingdom

 

Director:  Dan Sosnowski

 

US Inquires:  Dan Sosnowski – 770-843-1019

UK Inquires:  Don Cargill – 44 7876198762

E-Mail:  sos4911@aol.com  or don@nationalpolygraphs.co.uk

Israel  

Gazit International Polygraph School

29 Hamered, Industry Building
P.O. Box 50474  
Tel Aviv 61500   Israel 
Director: Mordechai (Mordi) Gazit
Phone: 972-3-575-2488
Email: mordi@gazit-poly.co.il
Website: http://www.polygraph-school.com

Israeli Government Polygraph School

*State & Federal agencies only
PO Box 17193
Tel-Aviv, Israel 61171
Director: Jacob Salem

E-mail: igpolyschool@gmail.com

Latin America

Latin American Polygraph Institute

730 Coral Way, Suite 102
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Director: Sidney Wise Arias
Phone: (305) 441-1652
Email: swarias@bellsouth.net

Mexico

Centro de Investigacion Forense y Control de Confianza, S.C.

Rodriguez Saro #523, Int. 501-A Col. Del Valle
Del. Benito Juarez
Mexico D.F.  C.P. 03100
Director:  Jaime Raul Duran Valle
Telephone: 011 52 55 2455-4624
E-mail: raul_backster@el-poligrafo.com
Website: http://www.el-poligrafo.com

Centro Mexicano de Analisis Poligrafico y Psicologico, S.C.

Plateros 110, building 76, int 101 

Col. San Jose Insurgentes 

Del. Alvaro Obregon 

Zip 03900 

Mexico DF (Mexico City) 

 

Phone number: (52)(55)56608728 

 or (52)(55)55936075 

 

 

email:  fernanda@cemapp.com.mx 


Instituto Latinamericano de Poligrafia Mexico

Genova 33, Despacho 503
Col. Juarez Del Cuauhtemoc
CP 06600
Mexico D.F. 
Director:  Sandra Zambrano
E-mail:  lpi2007@gmail.com

International Polygraph Studies Center

Insurgentes Sur No. 1877, Piso 2
Ofi. 204 Col. Guadalupe Inn
Deleg. Álvaro Obregón
C.P. 01020
Mexico D.F. 
Director:  Raymond I. Nelson
E-mail:  international@poligrafia.com.mx
  

National Academy of Training and Investigations in Polygraph Analysis

Av. Paseo de la Reforma No.364
Col. Juarez, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico D.F.  C.P. 06600
Director: Jesus Sandoval Escalante

National Center of Investigation and Security
Polygraph Studies Unit

Calle Cuauhtemoc #168
Colonia Tizapan de San Angel
Mexico City, Mexiico 01059
Director: Luz Del Carmen Diaz
Phone: 011/52/555/616-6273
Email: ldgalindo@entermas.net

Peru

Latinamerican Institute for Credibility Assessment - LICA

Calle Los Petirrojos (calle 17) #438
Urbanizacion Corpac
Distrito de San Isidro
Lima, Peru
Director: Manuel Novoa
Telephone: (305) 342-4077, (511) 226-8450

 

MINDEF Center for Credibility Assessment

Block 13, Mandai Camp 2
Mandai Road
Singapore
Director: V. Cholan
Phone: 65-6768-4247
Email: cholan@starnet.gov.sg


*Notice Regarding the Arizona School of Polygraph Science, Inc.

On January 29, 2013, the APA Board of Directors revoked the APA accreditation of the Arizona School of Polygraph Science, Inc. with regard to their polygraph examiner training programs. Any classes of the Arizona School of Polygraph Science, Inc. which began after January 29, 2013, are not recognized by the APA as APA accredited classes.

To the extent that there are any ongoing representations by the Arizona School of Polygraph Science, Inc. or any school claiming affiliation with the Arizona School of Polygraph Science, Inc., to include but not limited to Wells Polygraph Institute or School of Polygraph Science, Inc. that their polygraph examiner training programs are currently approved or accredited by the American Polygraph Association, such representations are inaccurate.

 

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