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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

18VAC120-30-280. Instructor minimum requirements.

A. Any person teaching the subjects required by this regulation shall meet the following minimum requirements for the subjects to be taught:

1. Legal Aspects of Polygraph Examination. The instructor must be licensed as an attorney in a state or jurisdiction of the United States.

2. Polygraph Interrogation. The instructor must have five years experience in the field of interrogation.

3. Physiological Aspects of Polygraphy. The instructor must have a degree in a health related science with coursework in physiology from an accredited institution of higher learning.

4. Psychological Aspects of Polygraphy. The instructor must have a degree in psychology from an accredited institution of higher learning.

5. All other courses shall be taught by individuals having at least five years of experience as a polygraph examiner.

B. The department may make exception to the above qualifications when an instructor is otherwise qualified by education or experience and provides such evidence in writing to the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-1802.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR190-03-1 § 6.3; Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 19, eff. July 12, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2007.

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