The examiner must have a favorably adjudicated single-scope background investigation, complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, and must hold a “Q” access authorization, which is necessary for access to Secret Restricted Data and Top Secret National Security Information. In addition, he or she must have been granted SCI access approval.
The examiner must receive basic Forensic Psychophysiological Detection of Deception training from the DODPI.
The examiner must be certified by DOE to conduct the following tests:
Test for Espionage, Sabotage, and Terrorism;
Counterintelligence-Scope Polygraph Tests;
Zone Comparison Tests;
Modified General Question Tests;
Peak of Tension Tests; and,
Relevant and Irrelevant and Directed Lie Control Tests.
Sec. 709.32 What are the training requirements for polygraph examiners?
Examiners must complete an initial training course of thirteen weeks, or longer, in conformance with the procedures and standards established by DODPI.
Examiners must undergo annual continuing education for a minimum of forty hours training within the discipline of Forensic Psychophysiological Detection of Deception.
The following organizations provide acceptable curricula to meet the training requirement of paragraph (b) of this section:
American Polygraph Association,
American Association of Police Polygraphists, and
U.S. Department of Defense Polygraph Institute.