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
Springeld, 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.

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

New Hampshire - No License Required  

New Jersey – No 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.

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 
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

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