Polygraph Examiners Course

Course detail

Program area: Polygraph training

Course code: PEC

Register
2020
Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
20-01 English Ottawa 2020-01-06 2020-03-20
20-02 English Ottawa 2020-09-07 2020-11-20
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 14,350.00 $ 7,140.00 $ 4,768.16 $ 26,258.16
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 28,700.00 $ 7,140.00 $ 4,768.16 $ 40,608.16

Notes

  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost includes weekend stays for the duration of the course and is based on the Single room with a private bathroom priced at $105.00/night.
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)

Description

The Canadian Police College is the only institution in Canada where law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies can train to become certified polygraph examiners. By asking questions about a particular issue under investigation and examining a subject's physiological reactions, a polygraph examiner can reach an opinion as to whether a subject has been truthful or deceptive. Polygraph testing is an investigative tool that is typically used during the later stages of an investigation.

Format and delivery

Length of course: Three phases of the course must be completed within one year:

  1. the academic phase is a ten week course of theory and practice
  2. the internship phase is a two week period of practical application under direct supervision
  3. the certification phase is approximately eight months of practical application under indirect supervision.

Class size: maximum 14 students

Delivery setting: theoretical portions are offered in the classroom; practical exercises take place in a polygraph suite with polygraph equipment.

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements

Assessment

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