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.
Applicants must read and understand the Regulations Governing Polygraph Examiners (PDF). Application fees are not refundable.
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.
Sign up for email notification of regulatory action and meetings by registering here.
The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to DPOR board meeting schedules, agenda, and past meeting minutes.
NOTE: DPOR Advisory Boards (e.g., NG Auto Mechanics & Technicians; Boxing, Martial Arts & Pro Wrestling; 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.
Applicants must obtain approval from the Advisory Board prior to taking the exam.
DPOR Examinations Section
Four times each year
One month prior to exam date
Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation Perimeter Center9960 Mayland DriveRichmond, VA 23233
Only applicants approved by the Advisory Board should contact the DPOR Examinations Section at (804) 367-8544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For DPOR news, visit the Press Releases page.
You may reach us 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 email@example.com. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:
Polygraph Examiners Advisory BoardDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
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.
Visit the Records and Documents page for information on how to request a list of licensed polygraph examiners.
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 BoardDepartment of Professional & Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23233
You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.
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.
Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.
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.
Many Boards allow you to update your ADDRESS using Online Services, so login to your personal profile to see if this is an option for your license type. The alternative is to complete, print, sign, and submit an Address Change Form to the Board office by mail. Unless updated online, all Address Change Forms 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.
To report a NAME CHANGE: complete, print, sign, and submit a Name Change Form to the Board office. All name changes must be received by the Board in writing. Individual name change requests must be accompanied by a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other official documentation that verifies the name change.
Eric L. Olson
Advisory Board members are appointed by the DPOR Director.
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 outside the U.S., 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). A temporary, non-renewable 12-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements is also an option if necessary. [Section 54.1-119]
For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118). In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.
please contact us in writing or via telephone and we will work with you to make the information available.