State Licensing Boards & Associations

Locate and find out information on polygraph licensing and regulation in the U.S. by contacting any of the following Polygraph Licensing Boards directly. The APA endeavors to maintain up to date information.  Please note the accuracy of this content is not guaranteed and should be verified.


The APA is grateful to the following people who generously donated their time and effort to update this list as of August, 2019: Mr. David Willoughby, Mr. Michael Conkey, Ms. Kari Bumbleburg, Mr. Rick Jordan and Mr. Donnie Dutton.

Also, HERE is a list of state polygraph associations. 

Again, we do our best to keep the list updated but ask you verify the content.


Board of Polygraph Examiners

500 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104

(334) 353-1881


Alaska —No License Required



Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies

1 State Police Plaza Drive Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 618-8600


California - No License Required


Colorado - No License Required  


Connecticut - No License Required         


Delaware - No License Required  


Washington D.C. – No License Required


Florida - No License Required


Georgia - No License Required


Hawaii - No License Required


Idaho - No License Required



Professional Regulation

P.O. Box 7007

Springfield, Illinois 62791




Voluntary certification.

Indiana Government Center North 100 North Senate Ave., Room 312

Indianapolis, IN 46204




Iowa Department of Public Safety

Program Services Bureau

Department of Public Safety Building

215 East 7th Street, 4th floor

Des Moines, IA 50319-0045

(515) 725-6230


Kansas - No License Required



Kentucky State Police. Polygraph Unit

1250 Louisville Rd. Frankfort KY 40601

(502) 782-2025



Louisiana Polygraph Board 110 Hwy 1187 Mansura, LA 71350

Phone 225-721-9452



Maine State Police

Special Investigations

164 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0164

(207) 624-7216

Fax: (207) 287-3424

The contact is Bobbie Shay.

[email protected]



Maryland- No License Required   



State Police Special Licensing Unit 485 Maple St. Danvers, Ma


(978) 538-6128



Dept. of Licensing and Regulation

P.O. Box 30670Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 241-9221 .


Minnesota- No License Required



Board of Professional Polygraph Examiners

P. O. Box 720519, Jackson MS 39272-0519

(601) 506-0488



License required (in St. Louis County only); otherwise, no license required


DCI Polygraph

St. Louis County Police Department 7900 Forsyth Blvd.

Clayton, MO 63105


Montana - No License Required



Administrative Secretary

Polygraph Examiners Licensing

1201 N. St. Suite 120

Lincoln, NE 68509-4608




704 W. Nye Lane
Suite 203
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: (775) 687-3223
Fax: (775) 687-3226

[email protected]


New Hampshire - No License Required  


New JerseyNo License Required


New Mexico

New Mexico Private Investigations Board
2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 - Physical Address
PO Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504 - Mailing Address
(505) 476-4622
(505) 476-4645 Fax

Please DO NOT send regular mail to the physical address as it will be delayed.

[email protected]


New York – No License Required


North Carolina

Private Protective Services

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 104

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-788-5320


North Dakota

Office of Attorney General

Licensing Section

600E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 125

Bismarck, ND 58505-0040




Oklahoma Board of Polygraph Examiners

3530 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

P.O. Box 11476

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0476

(405) 372-4171


Ohio - No License Required



Department of Public Safety,Standards, and Training

4190 Aumsville Highway

Salem, OR 97317



Pennsylvania - No License Required


Rhode Island - No License Required


South Carolina

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division: Polygraph Section

P.O. Box 21398

Columbia, S.C. 29221-1398

Physical Address: 4400 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210


South Dakota

Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission

Capitol Building, 3rd Floor - 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070 

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (605) 773-3251 
Staff Fax: (605) 773-4576



Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance

Detection Services Licensing Program

Davy Crockett Tower

500 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN  37243  



Polygraph Examiners Board

P.O. Box 12157 Austin, TX 78711




Bureau of Regulatory Licensing Department of Public Safety 4501 South 2700 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Ph: (801) 530-6628



Vermont State Police Polygraph Section

45 State Street

Waterbury, VT 05671-2101

Ph: (802) 244-8781



Virginia Polygraph Examiners

Advisory Board

Perimeter Center, Suite 400

9960 Mayland Drive

Richmond, VA 23233

804-367-8511 or 804-367-7226

Fax: 866-430-1033

Email: [email protected]


West Virginia

Director, Wage and Hour Division of Labor

1900 Kanawha Blvd East State Capitol Complex Building 3, Room 200

Charleston, WV 25305

Ph: (304)558-7890


Washington - unknown

Wisconsin - No License Required            

Wyoming - No License Required