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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 120. Department of Professional And Occupational Regulation
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing Polygraph Examiners

18VAC120-30-270. Minimum requirements for school curriculum.

A. There must be one type of polygraph instrument per three students in the course.

B. To receive approval, the institution must offer a minimum of 240 hours of instruction, unless the school has obtained approval from the department for less than the minimum hours of course instruction. The following subject areas must be included in the school's curriculum:

1. Polygraph theory;

2. Examination techniques and question formulation;

3. Polygraph interrogation;

4. Case observation;

5. Polygraph case practice;

6. Chart interpretation;

7. Legal aspects of polygraph examination;

8. Physiological aspects of polygraphy;

9. Psychological aspects of polygraphy;

10. Instrumentation;

11. History of polygraph;

12. Reviews and examinations;

13. Ethics as it relates to polygraphy.

C. Out-of-state schools seeking approval of their curriculum which has been approved by their state must have the appropriate regulatory agency of their state certify such approval to the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-1802.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR190-03-1 § 6.2; Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 19, eff. July 12, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2007; Volume 30, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2014.

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