(1) Investigative techniques.
(2) Methods of interrogation.
(3) The basic elements of normal, abnormal, and criminal psychology.
(6) The functions of the polygraph instrument.
(7) The procedures and techniques of using the polygraph.
(8) Regulations of the DOD and Department of the Army concerning the use of
(9) The training described in (3), (4), and (5) above, is conducted by
professional medical and legal personnel.
(10) The training described in (1), (2),
conducted only by a certified polygraph examiner.
c. Before being certified as a qualified polygraph examiner, each candidate
serves an internship under a certified examiner. Such internship is for a period
of not less than six months, following the basic training course.
period of apprenticeship, the candidate is required to conduct a minimum of 50
(USACRC Quality Control Requirement) polygraph examinations under the direct
supervision of the certified polygraph examiner.
d. Special agents wishing to make application for training and eventual
certification as a polygraph examiner will apply by letter application through
command channels to the USACIDC. This application must provide evidence that the
prerequisites listed in paragraph 18 have been met. If the applicant is accepted
for training, his application, together with a school quota for attendance at the
Polygraph Examiner Training Course, will be returned to the applicant through
e. Once an investigator has been certified as a
polygraph examiner, that
certification is effective until it is withdrawn by
the certifying official.
However, the retention of certification is dependent on
the examiner's continued
proficiency based on the regular conduct of polygraph
examination and meeting
biannual training requirements.