• Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board

    The Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board licenses individuals who administer and interpret tests designed to detect deception or verify truth. The Advisory Board is comprised of three licensed polygraph examiners employed by Virginia law enforcement agencies, three licensed polygraph examiners employed in private industry, and two citizen members.

    Licensing Section  (804) 367-2719
    Board Office  (804) 367-7226
    FAX  (866) 430-1033
    Email  polygraph@dpor.virginia.gov 
  • Forms & Applications


    Applicants must read and understand the Regulations Governing Polygraph Examiners (PDF).

    DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.

    Need help opening, viewing or printing? Troubleshooting resources available here.

    Application fees are not refundable.


    Laws & Regulations

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    Meetings & Minutes

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    The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.

    NOTE: DPOR Advisory Boards (Boxing/Wrestling/Martial Arts and Polygraph Examiners) are grouped under one listing on the Town Hall website.

    Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=70&display=meetings

     

    Education & Exams


    Examination

    Applicants must obtain approval from the Advisory Board prior to taking the exam. 

    Exam Administrator

    DPOR Examinations Section 

    Frequency and Dates of Exam

    Four times each year 

    • January 16, 2014
    • April 24, 2014
    • July 17, 2014
    • October 23, 2014

    Deadline for Application and Fees

    One month prior to exam date

    • December 16, 2013 (for January exam) 
    • March 24, 2014 (for April exam) 
    • June 17, 2014 (for July exam) 
    • September 23, 2014 (for October exam) 

    Application and Exam Fee

    $200

    Exam Location

    Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
    Perimeter Center
    9960 Mayland Drive
    Richmond, VA 23233

    Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?

    Only applicants approved by the Advisory Board should contact the DPOR Examinations Section at (804) 367-8569 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov. 

    Other Questions?
    To obtain an application package or to check on the status of your application, contact the Advisory Board office at (804) 367-6166. 

    News and Publications

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    No Board-specific items at this time.

    For DPOR news, visit the Press Releases page.

     

       

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How do I contact the Board office? 
    2. When I call the Board office, will I be able to speak directly with a Board member? 
    3. How do I find a polygraph examiner in my area? 
    4. I need to renew my license, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do? 
    5. My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee? 
    6. I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my license? 
    7. Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time? 
    8. My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board? 

    How do I contact the Board office?

    You may reach the Board office by phone at 804-367-2719 (Licensing Section) or 804-367-6166 (Board Office), by FAX at (866) 430-1033, or by e-mail at polygraph@dpor.virginia.gov. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:

    Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board
    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233

    When I call the Board office, will I be able to speak directly with a Board member?

    No. The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis.

    Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.

    How do I find a polygraph examiner in my area?

    Visit the Records and Documents page for information on how to request a list of licensed polygraph examiners.

    I need to renew my license, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do?

    Send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license number on your check. Mail this information to:
    Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board
    Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233

    You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.

    My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee?

    No. The Board's regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee.

    I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my license?

    Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.

    Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time?

    The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to apply as a new applicant, meeting all current requirements.

    My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board?

    Complete, print, sign, and submit a Name/Address Change Form to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.

    Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board

    Board Executive Director

    Eric L. Olson

    Board Administrator

    Mindy Spruill 

    Board Member Roster

    Sandra K. Baum - Board Chair
    Second four-year term ends June 30, 2013
    (Private Sector Examiner)
    Virginia Beach
    Karl H. Holzbach
    First four-year term ends June 30, 2013
    (Private Sector Examiner) 
    Yorktown
    Brett Feinstein
    First four-year term ends June 30, 2015
    (Citizen Member)
    Richmond
    Lt. John T. Orr
    First four-year term ends June 30, 2014
    (Law Enforcement Examiner) 
    Virginia Beach
    First Sergeant John E. (Ed) McDowell
    Second four-year term ends June 30, 2014
    (Law Enforcement Examiner)
    Appomattox
    William V. Ingram
    First four-year term ends June 30, 2014
    (Private Sector Examiner)
    Danville
    John R. Patterson - Board Vice Chair
    First four-year term ends June 30, 2013
    (Law Enforcement Examiner) Hanover
    Vacant
    Second four-year term ends June 30, 2012
    (Citizen Member)

    Advisory Board members are appointed by the DPOR Director. 

    Military and Veterans Services

    DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.

    Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served overseas, as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).

    Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF).

    In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse the cost of veterans´ examinations.

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